• The writing is - I'm free of pain. It's the place where I live; it's where I have control; it's where nobody tells me what to do; it's where my imagination is fecund and I am really at my best. Nothing matters more in the world or in my body or anywhere when I'm writing.

    "'I Regret Everything': Toni Morrison Looks Back On Her Personal Life". "Fresh Air" with Terry Gross, April 20, 2015.