Friday, April 5, 2024

Quote of the Day (Toni Morrison, on How ‘Unharassed Writers’ Trouble Bullies, Racists, and Predators)

“Writers, journalists, essays, bloggers, poets, playwrights can disturb the social oppression that functions like a coma on the population. Truth is trouble. Unpersecuted, unjailed, unharassed writers are trouble for the ignorant bully, the sly racist, and the predators feeding off the world's resources.”—American novelist, essayist, editor, and Nobel Literature laureate Toni Morrison (1931-2019), “Peril,” in The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations (2019)

(Photo of Toni Morrison taken at a lecture at West Point Military Academy in March, 2013. Author of photo: West Point - The U.S. Military Academy.)

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