Toni Morrison Quote

  • August 16, 2016


“There is really nothing more to say-except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how.” —Toni Morrison

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20 Comments on Toni Morrison Quote

  • K Dorito says:
    May 14, 2019 at 6:50 AM

    It’s easy to tell how things must be done, rather than the reason why you should do it. Very inspiring quote, thanks.


  • saviourv says:
    May 14, 2019 at 5:53 AM

    There’s a big difference between “how something can be done” versus “why must something be done”. That’s an ongoing dilemma that us humans have within ourselves.

    Focusing on WHY something must be done provides the reason and motivation for it to be done, while focusing on the HOW of doing it provides the action plan that ensures that it gets done.

    So, the question is, which counts for more, in your case? How, or why?

    Food for thought.


  • angelobugay says:
    May 14, 2019 at 4:28 AM

    I agree with this quote. Why is definitely hard to ask rather than how.


  • Raul says:
    May 14, 2019 at 3:34 AM

    This goes to show that we should never stop questioning. But of course we should ask intelligent questions in everything.


  • photography1257 says:
    May 14, 2019 at 1:38 AM

    I like this quote a lot! It really speaks to me considering the things I am going through right now.


  • Janet James says:
    May 14, 2019 at 1:36 AM

    When we ask ourselves how, the next thing will be to find a way out of the problem we are in. Its a great quote to guide you through life.


  • brainedet says:
    May 14, 2019 at 12:30 AM

    How of things will definitely be handled better than why if it. Doing it works better all the time.


  • Miaka Yuuki says:
    May 13, 2019 at 9:22 PM

    I agree there comes a point where we should stop asking why and focus on how can we solve it. Simply put it does not matter what can you do but rather what do you want to do.


  • miracleathena says:
    May 13, 2019 at 7:33 PM

    This is a very complex quote. I really liked it.


  • Daphne says:
    May 13, 2019 at 5:57 PM

    Truly a wise quote this is. I like Toni’s outlook on issues.


  • Oliver says:
    May 13, 2019 at 5:56 PM

    Why is indeed difficult to handle sometimes. Refuge is therefore taken in how.


  • Patricia says:
    May 13, 2019 at 5:54 PM

    Toni Morrison must have been a very interesting person. I will definitely learn more on her.


  • Meg W says:
    May 13, 2019 at 5:52 PM

    Sometimes it is better to ask HOW than WHY. I totally agree.


  • Roy says:
    May 13, 2019 at 5:51 PM

    Quite an insightful quote. I like it a lot.


  • Danielle M says:
    May 13, 2019 at 4:29 PM

    Funny but true, I guess how has a deeper purpose tan why because it’s meant to help.


  • jolly555 says:
    May 13, 2019 at 1:00 PM

    This is thought provoking. I believe asking how things should be done is better than asking why it should be done when the answer is very obvious.


  • Obalade Damilola says:
    May 13, 2019 at 12:54 PM

    This is so true…crabbing about situations won’t let it go..looking for how to solve them is the only wise thing to do…some things are beyond our control though.. We just need to sit and watch while praying for a miracle to happen


  • Grace K says:
    May 13, 2019 at 10:21 AM

    Its a wise quote from Toni Morison. I agree that how is such a wise question to ask yourself instead of complaining


  • Barak Telle says:
    May 13, 2019 at 9:19 AM

    Very deep and insightful quote. Instead of asking why its better to ask how, because hen it will help you figure out the way to get the solution.


  • Oseghale Justin says:
    May 13, 2019 at 9:15 AM

    Yes very cool, why simply inquire about a possible situation but how deals with solution profering which is very important…. Nice quote ma’am


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