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Toni Morrison’s Quotes on Beauty

Born as Chloe Ardelia WoffordToni Morrison is a Nobel Prize- and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist famous for her rich use of language and unforgettable African-American characters. From her first novel, “The Bluest Eye”, she continued penning great works such as “Sula”, “Song of Solomon”, and the critically-acclaimed “Beloved”. The Howard University graduate, died Monday night, her publisher confirms to Associated Press. She was 88 years old. Here are 4 quotes from her about Beauty.

“Beauty was not simply something to behold; it was something one could do.”

— Tony Morrison

“The concept of physical beauty as a virtue is one of the dumbest, most pernicious and destructive ideas of the Western world, and we should have nothing to do with it.”

— Tony Morrison

 “Along with the idea of romantic love, she was introduced to another – physical beauty. Probably the most destructive ideas in the history of human thought.”

— Tony Morrison

“At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint, or even remember it. It is enough.”

— Tony Morrison

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