Toni Morrison Reflects on Her Powerful Turning Point as a Writer

Aired on 12/03/1996 | CC tv-pg
Editor's note: We were deeply saddened to learn of Toni Morrison's passing. The following is from the legendary author's December 1996 appearance on The Oprah Show.

In 1996, "Beloved" author and Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison revealed to Oprah the turning point on her journey to becoming a legendary writer. "I decided to write down...what I thought if I didn't do I'd die. And there were two things, only two...'1. Mother my children, 2. Write books.'"