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“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”
-Alice Walker

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”-Alice Walker

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.”-Alice Walker

“Hard times require furious dancing. Each of us is proof.”-Alice Walker

“The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.”- Alice Walker

“Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn’t matter. I’m not sure a bad person can write a good book. If art doesn’t make us better, then what on earth is it for.” -Alice Walker

“What the mind doesn’t understand, it worships or fears.”- Alice Walker

“Be nobody’s darling; Be an outcast. Take the contradictions Of your life And wrap around You like a shawl, To parry stones To keep you warm.” -Alice Walker

“Even as I hold you, I am letting you go.” – Alice Walker

“Activism is my rent for living on the planet.” -Alice Walker

“Everything want to be loved. Us sing and dance and holler, just trying to be loved.”-Alice Walker

“Men make war to get attention. All killing is an expression of self-hate.” -Alice Walker

“Time moves slowly, but passes quickly.” -Alice Walker

“I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.” -Alice Walker

“Any God I ever found in church, I brought in myself.”- Alice Walker

“In nature, nothing is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways and they’re still beautiful.” -Alice Walker

“Horses make a landscape look beautiful.”- Alice Walker

“Look closely at the present you are constructing: it should look like the future you are dreaming.” -Alice Walker

“The nature of this flower is to bloom.” – Alice Walker

“I’m mad about the waste that happens when people who love each other can’t even bring themselves to talk.” -Alice Walker

“In search of my mother’s garden, I found my own.”-Alice Walker

“We are the ones we have been waiting for”-Alice Walker

“Helped are those who are content to be themselves; they will never lack mystery in their lives and the joys of self-discovery will be constant.”-Alice Walker

“When life descends into the pit I must become my own candle Willingly burning my self To light up the darkness around me.”- Alice Walker

“A grown child is a dangerous thing.”-Alice Walker

“Oh, Celie, unbelief is a terrible thing. And so is the hurt we cause others unknowingly.”-Alice Walker

“Never offer your heart to someone who eats hearts who finds heartmeat delicious but not rare who sucks the juices drop by drop and bloody-chinned grins like a God.” -Alice Walker

“The more I wonder, the more I love.” -Alice Walker

“People think pleasing God is all God care about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.”- Alice Walker

“Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.” – Alice Walker

“She was so quiet. So reflective. And she could erase herself, her spirit, with a swiftness that truly startled, when she knew the people around her could not respect it.” – Alice Walker

“People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools.” -Alice Walker

“When the ax came into the forest the trees said the handle is one of us.” – Alice Walker

“Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to get attention we do, except walk?” – Alice Walker

“Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.” -Alice Walker

“She thought of how precious it was to be able to know another person over many years. There was incomparable richness in it.” -Alice Walker

“(a womanist) 3. Loves music. Loves dance. Loves the moon. Loves the Spirit. Loves love and food and roundness. Loves struggle. Loves the Folk. Loves herself. Regardless.” -Alice Walker

“I have fought and kicked and fasted and prayed and cursed and cried myself to the point of existing.” -Alice Walker

“Surely the earth can be saved by all the people who insist on love.” – Alice Walker

“Everything want to be loved.” -Alice Walker

“Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors.”- Alice Walker

“What you hope for, you also fear.” -Alice Walker

“You must learn to love only that which cannot be stolen.” – Alice Walker

“I don’t know. I imagine good teaching as a circle of earnest people sitting down to ask each other meaningful questions. I don’t see it as a handing down of answers…”-Alice Walker

“Every time I conjure up a rock, I throw it.” -Alice Walker


“Animals can communicate quite well. And they do. And generally speaking, they are ignored” -Alice Walker

“I’m pore, I’m black, I may be ugly and can’t cook, a voice say to everything listening. But I’m here.” -Alice Walker

“The world is changing. It is no longer a world just for boys and men” -Alice Walker

“Like I said…fine with me.” – Alice Walker

“It is this broken road with pitfalls and sharp turns and unexpected traverses that has brought me joy and adventure.” -Alice Walker

“I’m always amazed that people will actually choose to sit in front of the television and just be savaged by stuff that belittles their intelligence.” – Alice Walker

“Some people don’t understand that it is the nature of the eye to have seen forever, and the nature of the mind to recall anything that was ever known.”-Alice Walker

“I believe God is everything, say Shug. Everything that is or ever was or ever will be. And when you can feel that, and be happy to feel that, you’ve found It.”-Alice Walker

“Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise” – Alice Walker

“We do not believe in heaven or hell…; we do not believe in eternal damnation. We believe only in the unavoidable horror of hurting others and of likewise being hurt.” -Alice Walker

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