Toni Morrison Quote

by Nicole Trilivas

“But then or now, decent underwear or none, wild women never could hide their innocence–a kind of pity kitty hopefulness that their prince was on his way. Especially the tough ones with their box cutters and dirty language, or the glossy ones with two-seated cars and a pocket-book full of dope. Even the ones who wear scars like presidential medals and stockings rolled at their ankles can’t hide the sugar-child, the winsome baby girl curled up somewhere inside, between the ribs, say, or under the heart”

–Toni Morrison,  Love