Toni Morrison Had No Use for the ‘Paralyzing Emotion’ of Anger

‘There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear,’ she wrote. ‘We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.’

“I need all of my skills, all of the control, all of my powers… and anger doesn’t provide any of that — I have no use for it whatsoever.”

“This is precisely the time when artists go to work — not when everything is fine, but in times of dread. That’s our job!”

Currently: Writer, editor, author at-large | Recently: Senior Books Editor @ Forge

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