Top 100 Toni Quotes

#1. Most of my favorite writers are over forty, and so I suppose I'll only name a few of the writers whose work I find myself constantly returning to: Edward P. Jones, Marilynne Robinson, Kazuo Ishiguro, V. S. Naipaul, Toni Morrison, and Philip Roth.

Dinaw Mengestu

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#2. I met Toni, my wife, when we were cast opposite each other in a musical.

Jim Foglesong

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#3. I always feel I could be like Toni Collette, going between big studio things and indie films. That would be feasible.

Chloe Sevigny

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#4. Toni Morrison has a habit, perhaps traceable to the pernicious influence of William Faulkner, of plunging into the narrative before the reader has a clue to what is going on.

John Updike

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#5. I eat kung pao chicken like it's going out of style, but I'm pretty sure I don't have an Asian cell in my body. I love Toni Morrison novels although I'm not black. I'm straight and I'm happily married. The reason I work here is because I think you deserve that, too.

Jodi Picoult

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#6. When I read Toni Morrison and Sandra Cisneros as a freshman at Rutgers, it all clicked - that writing was all I wanted to do. It became my calling.

Junot Diaz

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#7. She wanted me to remember that pleasure is political
for the capacity to relax and play renews the spirit and makes it possible for us to come to the work of writing clearer, ready for the journey. (bell hooks about Toni Cade Bambara)

Bell Hooks

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#8. Toni hears voices," said Trapp. "But who is this Dr. Ellsworth to tell her she's a schizophrenic? Maybe she just perceives better than the rest of us. Maybe the voices she hears are just uncommunicated ideas, floating free.

Louis Sachar

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#9. Toni donates 15% of her royalties from EDGE OF SURVIVAL to diabetes research - to find out why, read the book!

Toni Anderson

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#10. Hair by Toni & Guy. Personality by Ronald McDonald

Stephen Kelman

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#11. My first film, 'Like Minds,' was with Toni Colette, who was extraordinary. I mean it was basically a mini-masterclass for acting on film at a time when all you could probably see were my eyebrows bouncing up and down on screen.

Eddie Redmayne

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#12. We have some nachos left." Carlos motioned to a plate on the table. "But I don't suppose you're interested."
"I already ate." Ian sat at the end of the table.
"Anyone we know?" Carlos's amber eyes twinkled. "Ouch." He glared at Toni.

Kerrelyn Sparks

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#13. Author Toni Morrison swats aside other possible sources of her success and says that the ONLY reason she is a great writer is because when she walked into a room as a child her father's face lit up.

Donald Miller

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#14. Teenage readers also have a different relationship with the authors whose work they value than adult readers do. I loved Toni Morrison, but I don't have any desire to follow her on Twitter. I just want to read her books.

John Green

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#15. I can see that you're down in the dumps, Unc. Shall we stop working and call Toni?"
"And then what?"
"I don't know. But if it so happens that I'm more of your type ... Would you like me to give you a blow job? That really does the trick when you're feeling depressed.

Juan Marse

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#16. And when it comes to gettin nookie, I'm not a rookie ...
I got girls that make that chick Toni Braxton look like Whoopi.

Big L

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#17. Toni, I barely know you, but I canna see anything remotely unworthy about you. any man would be blessed and honored to receive yer love. (Ian MacPhie)

Kerrelyn Sparks

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#18. When Toni Morrison said 'write the book you want to read,' she didn't mean everybody.

Fran Lebowitz

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#19. Austin is a big music town, so growing up, I had a lot of local heroes. Toni Price I was very, very into; she was one of the first people I tried to emulate. She's a local Austin blues artist. Marsha Paul I was also a very big fan of.

Lauren Worsham

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#20. We mothers can testify that it is impossible to completely control a child. It's like trying to steer a cat. Toni sorenson

Toni Sorenson

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#21. If you cannot read Shakespeare, or Melville, or Toni Morrison because it will trigger something traumatic in you, and you'll be harmed by the read of the text because you are still defining yourself through your self-victimization, then you need to see a doctor.

Bret Easton Ellis

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#22. By striving so mightily to accomplish specific goals on behalf of one segment of humanity, she [Toni Morrison] went beyond them to create literary wonders capable of enriching the lives of not just her own people, but of all people.


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#23. I took a couple of creative writing classes with Joyce Carol Oates at Princeton University, and in my senior year there, I took a long fiction workshop with Toni Morrison. I fell in love with it.

Mohsin Hamid

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#24. I am really Chloe Anthony Wofford. That's who I am. I have been writing under this other person's name. I write some things now as Chloe Wofford, private things. I regret having called myself Toni Morrison when I published my first novel, The Bluest Eye.

Toni Morrison

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#25. I think that's what Toni Morrison and Alice Walker understand, the secret language of women. That it's not a secret at all; men just don't know how to listen.

Marlon James

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#26. I love Toni Morrison and Jeanette Winterson. 'The Passion' is my favourite book.

Vanessa Diffenbaugh

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#27. The two endorsements I'm most proud of come from Isabel Wilkerson and Toni Morrison. The latter is the greatest American fiction writer of our time, and the former is on her way to being the greatest American nonfiction writer of our time.

Ta-Nehisi Coates

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#28. I will read anything by Laura Hillenbrand, Walter Isaacson, Barbara Kingsolver, John le Carre, John Grisham, Hilary Mantel, Toni Morrison, Anna Quindlen and Alice Walker.

Hillary Clinton

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#29. No. I don't regret it. It wasn't the right thing to do, but I don't regret it.
- Toni

Maya Banks

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#30. Toni, you bring me luck. I'm gonna wear you like a charm.

Robert Rossen

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#31. I loved 1930's women's pictures'films by Josef Von Sternberg or William Wyler. So, I fashioned a style out of that. The integrity and ethos of what I would write, however, came from the films of Ousmane Sembene and from reading Richard Wright, Toni Morrison, Sylvia Plath and Alice Walker.

Kola Boof

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#32. Right around my first year of college - I remember "Song of Solomon," by Toni Morrison, just moved me tremendously. The power of language and how it can peel back truths, bring things to the surface. So I learned a lot from fiction.

Barack Obama

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#33. Toni's Talk: When you invest in yourself, you have instant credibility with your biggest critic ... you! As soon as you let doubt creep in
you lose that investment. Make a daily commitment to assess your worth with positive affirmations and watch your investment grow.

C.Toni Graham

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#34. Do you have a boyfriend?" he asked.
"Huh?" Why would he ask her that?
"A big, mean-as-fuck, jealous guy who will break my neck with his bare hands if he knew I touched you?"
Toni shook her head.
"A raging case of herpes?"
"Of course not!"
"You're not making this any easier on me.

Olivia Cunning

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#35. The conversation with the dead is one of the great pleasures of life. Somebody who is sitting reading Chekhov, Beckett, reading Toni Morrison - you are not in any way dead, in many ways you are intensely alive.

Cornel West

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#36. I grew up in Burbank - but not the Burbank of valet parking and TV studios. In the late 1950s, there was a small apartment complex on Elmwood Avenue that rented mostly to families on welfare. I lived there from age 3 to 11 and again from 14 to 18 with my mother, Shirley, and my younger sister, Toni.

Rene Russo

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#37. Toni Morrison is challenged regularly because she is a black author who writes about the real world. She speaks with so much knowledge about black issues she can't be accused of creating these (issues). People find these issues threatening.

Judith Krug

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#38. I hope I remember everything," said Toni.
"You won't," said Trapp. "That's how you learn. But after you make the same mistake one, or two, or five times, you'll eventually get it. And then you'll make new mistakes.

Louis Sachar

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#39. If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.- Toni Morrison

Sean Liburd

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#40. So there was fun and magic in my relationship with Toni, even if the prevailing mood when we trained was stony and severe.

Rafael Nadal

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#41. The beauty of being an Author is, It's your story and you can write what ever you want.

Toni House

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#42. You want to be loved? Love yourself first and passionately. Forgive yourself readily. Care for every part of you. Only when you love yourself do you have love to give to others.

Toni Sorenson

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#43. You do not need permission to be you. Just be your authentic, brilliant, one-soul-only self. You are a marvel. Act like it!

Toni Sorenson

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#44. You love me."
He kept gazing upward, his answer coming softly. "Yeah. I do.

Toni Blake

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#45. Don't tell Mummy,' he said, giving me a slight shake. 'This is our secret, Antoinette, do you hear me?

Toni Maguire

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#46. Rock bottom demands we pay a price for the ride back to the top.

Toni Sorenson

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#47. When you're rearranging the furniture to make way for the decorations and the tree, make sure you rearrange your heart to make room for the Savior of Mankind.

Toni Sorenson

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#48. In truth we are not separate from each other or from the world, from the whole earth, the sun or moon or billions of stars, not separate from the entire universe. Listening silently in quiet wonderment, without knowing anything, there is just one mysteriously palpitating aliveness.

Toni Packer

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#49. A woman's belly is the garden of life. Her mind is the gateway to meaning. Her heart is the source of love. And her eyes are the light by which the whole world sees beauty.

Toni Sorenson

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#50. There is no such thing as race. None. There is just a human race
scientifically, anthropologically. Racism is a construct, a social construct ... it has a social function, racism.

Toni Morrison

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#51. What difference do it make if the thing you scared of is real or not?

Toni Morrison

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#52. Fitness means you "fit" into the life that you desire.

Toni Sorenson

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#53. She was usually idling by the river bank, or gathering berries in a field when a someone appeared, with gentle and penetrating eyes, who - with no exchange of words - understood;

Toni Morrison

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#54. I'm in love with kid's stories and animation.

Toni Braxton

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#55. I am just the most boring person you will ever meet. I'm the good Southern daughter. I'm not outrageous.

Toni Tennille

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#56. I don't do the things other people call "play."

Toni Morrison

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#57. They laughed too, even Rose Dear shook her head and smiled, and suddenly the world was right side up. Violet learned then what she had forgotten until this moment: that laughter is serious. More complicated, more serious than tears.

Toni Morrison

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#58. My first-born. All I can remember of her is how she loved the burned bottom of bread. Can you beat that?Eight children and that's all I remember.

Toni Morrison

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#59. It was lovely. Not to be stared at, not seen, but being pulled into view by the interested, uncritical eyes of the other.

Toni Morrison

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#60. Walking a mile in someone else's shoes isn't as much about the walk or the shoes; it's to be able to think like they think, feel what they feel, and understand why they are who and where they are. Every step is about empathy.

Toni Sorenson

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#61. Whoever coined the phrase 'Absence makes the heart grow fonder,' was an idiot.

Absence makes a bitch go crazy.

Toni Aleo

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#62. Auntie Elli, why are you open-mouth kissing Big Daddy Adler?
*Well, shit*

Toni Aleo

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#63. Milkman could hardly breathe. Hagar's voice scooped up what little pieces of heart he had left to call his own.

Toni Morrison

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#64. No one knows your body like you do. Listen to it. It will tell you what to eat, when to drink, how to sleep and which exercises you need to do. Let your own body be your most trusted personal trainer.

Toni Sorenson

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#65. Be good or be gone.

Toni Sorenson

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#66. Only through Absolution will you reach the Absolute.

Toni Petrinovich

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#67. You'll never get it if you can't see yourself having it.

Toni Sorenson

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#68. I think one of the reasons I'm so thrilled with writing is because it is an act of reading for me at the same time, which is why my revisions are so sustained.

Toni Morrison

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#69. Acting requires a lot of discipline to go with the obsession. It's a path of knowledge, and of self-knowledge. Sometimes you get lost on the path. And then you find yourself again.

Toni Servillo

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#70. Something that is loved is never lost.

Toni Morrison

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#71. When a man angers you, he conquers you.

Toni Morrison

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#72. The enemy is not men. The enemy is the concept of patriarchy, the concept of patriarchy as the way to run the world or do things.

Toni Morrison

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#73. I know I still affect you, and damn baby girl, you just don't understand what you still do to me.

Toni Aleo

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#74. Deciding to do it and actually doing it are two very different things.

Toni Sorenson

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#75. Grownups don't pay it much attention because they can't imagine anything more majestic to a child than their own selves and so confused dependance for reverence.

Toni Morrison

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#76. Wasn't there a tribe in Africa that lashed the dead body to the back of the one who had murdered it? That would certainly be justice - to carry the rotting corpse around as a physical burden as well as public shame and damnation.

Toni Morrison

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#77. I couldn't bear to have people mispronounce my name. But the person I was was this person who was called Chloe.

Toni Morrison

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#78. The desire, let alone the gesture,to meet her needs was good enough to loft her spirits to the place where she could take the next step: ask for some clarifying word; some advice about how to keep on with a brain greedy for news nobody could live with in a world happy to provide it.

Toni Morrison

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#79. I welcomed the circling sharks but they avoided me as if knowing I preferred their teeth to the chains around my neck my waist my ankles

Toni Morrison

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#80. Safeguarding our health will allow us to fulfill our divine potential and serve others more effectively.

Toni Sorenson

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#81. If you want to discover your true purpose for existing, all you have to do is look deeply into the things that bring you joy.

Toni Sorenson

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#82. I would solve a lot of literary problems just thinking about a character in the subway, where you can't do anything anyway.

Toni Morrison

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#83. Weaving in and out of traffic, she tooted the horn, mounted the footpath when needed and drove as fast as her Fiat would allow.

Toni Pike

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#84. Behind every stressful thought is the desire for things to be other than they are.

Toni Bernhard

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#85. We can never truly or completely know or feel what someone else thinks. This is why we must leave the judging to the only One who can know another person's heart.

Toni Sorenson

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#86. I can't explain inspiration. A writer is either compelled to write or not. And if I waited for inspiration I wouldn't really be a writer.

Toni Morrison

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#87. Faith isn't hearing the voice of God. It's listening and hearing nothing, but moving toward the miracle anyway. God hears us even when we don't hear him. Knowing that requires real faith.

Toni Sorenson

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#88. When we ever invited the beast to dinner he didn't come in and swipe the napkins and start taking notes on the tablecloth 'bout how to take over the whole house?

Toni Cade Bambara

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#89. If you surrender to the wind you can ride it.

Toni Morrison

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#90. Christmas is about Christ. When we forget that, we lose the true magic of Christmas.

Toni Sorenson

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#91. To understand God we must understand ourselves.

Toni Sorenson

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#92. I live in a small town, a town without much serious crime, but I'll tell you there are days when I see enough mean-spirited ugliness to ruin my lunch.

Toni Dwiggins

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#93. What can I do?" he asked. "To start taking care of you?

Toni Blake

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#94. Success demands a price that only a few are willing to pay ... blood, flesh, time, money, pride, heartbreak and energy. Anyone who has ever succeeded has the battle scars to prove the sacrifices they've made.

Toni Sorenson

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#95. All important things are hard.

Toni Morrison

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#96. The holidays drape us in magic and give us the hope that we can do better than we have done in the past.

Toni Sorenson

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#97. One has to work very carefully with what is in between the words. What is not said. Which is measure, which is rhythm and so on. So, it is what you don't write that frequently gives what you do write its power.

Toni Morrison

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#98. Looking at Milkman in those nighttime talks, they yearned for something. Some word from him that would rekindle the dream and stop the death they were dying.

Toni Morrison

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#99. Women rise up! Speak up. Look up. Within you is all the light the world needs to scare away the darkness that holds it hostage.

Toni Sorenson

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#100. What is happening to the daughters of the yam? Seem like they just don't know how to draw up the powers from the deep like before. Not full sunned and sweet anymore.

Toni Cade Bambara

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