Toni Morrison is an author, teacher, and professor at Princeton University. She has won a Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award for her book, Beloved. In 1998 this book was adapted into a movie with Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover as the two starring roles. She also went on to win a Nobel Prize in Literature for her extraordinary work.
Use these Toni Morrison quotes to get inspired and create the beautiful life you deserve.
“If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.” – Toni Morrison
Don’t be afraid to be a trendsetter. If there is a change you want to see in the world and you don’t see anyone doing it yet, take action. It can be scary when you first try something new but it is always worth the risk.
You don’t need to ask permission to create something new in this world. Whether it’s writing a book, creating an online course or coaching others. Always remember that your work can impact people more than you could ever imagine.
“Somebody has to take responsibility for being a leader.” – Toni Morrison
Leaders are rare in this world but they are essential in creating abundance and helping others. If you are a leader take 100% responsibility and own up to your role in the world. Being a leader is a privilege.
Use your skills and leadership abilities to lead others with your positive example. Think of yourself as a lighthouse, a beacon for hope. You don’t necessarily need to tell others what to do but your spirit and motivation will bring others closer to you.
“Anger … it’s a paralyzing emotion … you can’t get anything done. People sort of think it’s an interesting, passionate, and igniting feeling – I don’t think it’s any of that – it’s helpless … it’s absence of control – I have no use for it whatsoever.” – Toni Morrison
Anger is poison to your mind and body. Anger doesn’t solve the problem and almost always just makes things even worse. One way to help avoid feeling this helpless feeling is practice some sort of daily meditation or mindfulness practice.
If you can learn to observe your thoughts and not react in less than ideal situations you are setting yourself up for success. Plus, you can’t live a beautiful, fulfilling life you are fighting off anger every single day.
“Love is divine and difficult always. If you think it is easy you are a fool. If you think it is natural you are blind.” – Toni Morrison Quotes
Don’t kid yourself, love isn’t supposed to be easy. Anything great is never easy but always worth it.
“If you want to fly you have to give up the shit that weighs you down.” – Toni Morrison
You’ll never be able to soar if you have baggage in your life. Whether it’s in the form of physical clutter or mental, choose to give up on the stuff that isn’t helping your life. There is no need to dwell on the past. Learn from it and move on.
“Make a difference about something other than yourselves.” – Toni Morrison Quotes
If you want to help yourself, help others. If you want to be fulfilled and experience more of this beautiful Universe help others. As Tony Robbins said, “The secret to living is giving.”
Use these Toni Morrison quotes to free yourself from the burdens of life and learn to create your own beautiful world. Be a leader and watch others get inspired by the steps you are taking to change your own life. You never know who is watching!