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What artists have to do in times of trouble – Toni Morrison QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

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This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.

I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge — even wisdom. Like art.
Toni Morrison

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2 comments on “What artists have to do in times of trouble – Toni Morrison QUOTES FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

  1. Mira Prabhu
    January 8, 2017

    Reblogged this on mira prabhu and commented:
    I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge — even wisdom. Like art.
    Toni Morrison – thanks for a great post, Bridget Whelan!

    • bridget whelan
      January 13, 2017

      Thanks for reblogging Mira…just been thinking, isn’t this the same message that Obama gave in his speech: now is not the time to give up. If you see something is wrong, do up your shoes and get to work…

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