Toni Morrison, 2011 Rutgers University “Be the Author of Your Story”
Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison urged students to be the authors of the stories of their own lives.
“Although you will never fully know or successfully manipulate all of the characters who surface or disrupt your plot, you can respect the ones you can’t avoid by paying them close attention and doing them justice. “The plot you choose may change or even elude you, but being your own story means you can control the theme.”
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