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Quote of the Day: Toni Morrison

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“All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was” (Toni Morrison, BrainyQuote)

Hello everyone,

I am going to try to post a quote every day again now that I am used to my schedule for the second semester.  I chose a quote by the author Toni Morrison who is well-known for her novels Song of Solomon and Beloved.  I read Beloved over break, but I admit I did not like it as much as the previous book mentioned.  I respected the form of the novel and how the story flowed, but overall I do not think it was as beautifully written as Song of Solomon.  The above quote I feel shows how Morrison can write in a deep moving way and still talk about a serious subject.  Morrison, like many other African-American writers, focus their stories around people finding their roots and understanding their past.  In my opinion, this quote can tie into these themes and shows the importance of ancestry.

Q: What do you think this quote means?  Do you think that Morrison may be talking about the importance of knowing one’s past?

Thanks for reading, please post your comments below!

The results are in…

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Hey guys,

Using the poll from this site and an online literary forum I have decided that I will read The Time Machine by H.G. Wells over break!  I will also read Beloved by Toni Morrison and A Doll’s Houseby Ibsen because I have to read these works for my seminar class.  I will write posts based on these three works and will of course continue to do the quote of the day.  Hope you all are having a great night!

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