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Motivativational Alice Walker Quotes and Sayings

Alice Walker Quotes:- Alice Walker is an American novelist, short story writer, poet, and activist. She wrote the novel The Color Purple, for which she won the National Book Award for hardcover fiction and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She also wrote the novels Meridian and The Third Life of Grange Copeland, among other works.

Inspirational Alice Walker Quotes

“All History is current; all injustice continues on some level, somewhere in the world.”-Alice Walker


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

Alice Walker Quotes

“Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me.”-Alice Walker


“Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week.”-Alice Walker


“Can people who hunger so desperately for what other people have ever had enough?”-Alice Walker


“David Icke reminded me of Malcolm X.”-Alice Walker


“Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.”-Alice Walker


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


“Fear is real, but so is love.”-Alice Walker


“Fiction is such a world of freedom, it’s wonderful. If you want someone to fly, they can fly.”-Alice Walker


Alice Walker Quotes That Amaze and Inspire


“For, in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged.”-Alice Walker


“From infancy, I have relied on the fiercely sweet spirits of black men; and this is abundantly clear in my work.”-Alice Walker


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


“How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mother’s names.”-Alice Walker


“Howard Zinn was magical as a teacher. Witty, irreverent, and wise, he loved what he was teaching and clearly wanted his students to love it, also.”-Alice Walker


“I believe you mother everybody, not in a cloying, hovering way, but taking care of what is around you.”-Alice Walker


“I cannot claim to have had a hard time publishing.”-Alice Walker


“I cry so much less than I used to. I used to be one of the most teary people.”-Alice Walker


“I deeply regret any harm, or any perceived harm, that I may have done to anyone by any behavior of mine.”-Alice Walker


Alice Walker Quotes About Religion


“I don’t call myself a Buddhist. I’m a free spirit. I believe I’m here on earth to admire and enjoy it; that’s my religion.”-Alice Walker


“I don’t feel I’ve had a decent critic ever on the East coast.”-Alice Walker


“I don’t generally read reviews.”-Alice Walker


“I don’t have this feeling that 70 is really old.”-Alice Walker


“I don’t know if I’ve ever cared much what others think.”-Alice Walker


“I feel very happy to be living in Berkeley because there are a lot of people who are politically active here.”-Alice Walker


“I gave my archive to Emory University because there’s a really dear friend who teaches there, Rudolph Byrd, and he’s the editor.”-Alice Walker


“I have a collective sense of suffering.”-Alice Walker


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


Inspiring Quotes by Alice Walker


“I have never felt that the one thing that I am ‘known for’ is what I am.”-Alice Walker


“I have such respect for ‘Democracy Now!'”-Alice Walker


“I just feel that ‘The Color Purple,’ which was my 10th book, was a true gift from my ancestors.”-Alice Walker


“I know black people love the idea that we finally have a beautiful, good-looking black president. But if he is doing awful things to us, we should wake up.”-Alice Walker


“I know from having had a child, and from having been a child myself, that children will copy you.”-Alice Walker


“I live a very secluded life, a very contemplative life and a very meditative one. That is my ideal life.”-Alice Walker


Alice Walker Quotes About Culture


“I live on the West Coast of the United States, and yet the air that I breathe is sometimes the same air that was being breathed in China the day before.”-Alice Walker


“I love the natural world – it comes from my culture, which grew out of a people enslaved.”-Alice Walker


“I love the women’s movement, and I never thought of it as belonging to any particular segment of the population.”-Alice Walker


“I love us so incredibly, insanely deeply; it’s almost unbearable to see what we do to ourselves.”-Alice Walker


“I never have an intended audience. I just write you know.”-Alice Walker


“I never talk about my next project.”-Alice Walker


“I prefer to praise people and the world rather than criticize them and it.”-Alice Walker


“I realized I was a country person – I’m just not used to small spaces.”-Alice Walker


“I see children, all children, as humanity’s most precious resource, because it will be to them that the care of the planet will always be left.”-Alice Walker


Alice Walker Quotes and Sayings


“I start each book when it’s ready and never before.”-Alice Walker


“I started out as a poet. I’ve always been a poet since I was 7 or 8. And so I feel myself to be fundamentally a poet who got into writing novels.”-Alice Walker


“I think all documentaries leave out areas of people’s lives. Which is good. There are areas that need not be explored.”-Alice Walker


“I think America has always been polarized.”-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


“I think that all people who feel that there is injustice in the world anywhere should learn as much of it as they can bear. That is our duty.”-Alice Walker


“I think ‘The Color Purple’ is so bursting with love, the need for connection, the showing of the need for connection around the globe.”-Alice Walker


“I think the foundation of everything in my life is a wonder.”-Alice Walker


“I think the War on Terror is really absurd, especially coming from a country that is founded on terrorism.”-Alice Walker


“I try to teach my heart not to want things it can’t have.”-Alice Walker


“I was brought up to try to see what was wrong and right it. Since I am a writer, writing is how I write it.”-Alice Walker


Alice Walker Quotes On Love


“If you deny people their own voice, you’ll have no idea of who they were.”-Alice Walker


“I’m for women choosing whatever they want to do but they have to really know what they are doing.”-Alice Walker


“I’m still living at least five parallel lives, honestly! I wonder about it. I have no idea how that happens.”-Alice Walker


“I’m sure we, the American people, are the butt of jokes by those in power.”-Alice Walker


“I’m the most stubborn person I know.”-Alice Walker


“I’m tri-racial: African-American, Native American and Euro – that’s the Scotch-Irish part.”-Alice Walker


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


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


“Is solace anywhere more comforting than that in the arms of a sister.”-Alice Walker


“Israel is guilty of apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people, both inside Israel and also in the Occupied Territories.”-Alice Walker


“It is crucial that young people are taught sustainable child production and rearing.”-Alice Walker


“It is healthier, in any case, to write for the adults one’s children will become than for the children one’s ‘mature’ critics often are.”-Alice Walker


Alice Walker Quotes On Children


“It is important to remember yourself.”-Alice Walker


“It is natural to want to have a future.”-Alice Walker


“It’s not possible to stop love.”-Alice Walker


“It’s very hard for our parents who see us enter a world that they can’t imagine.”-Alice Walker


“I’ve always felt quite singular, even as a child. That I must stay on track to keep my purpose.”-Alice Walker


“Language is an intrinsic part of who we are and what has, for good or evil, happened to us.”-Alice Walker


“Life is abundant, and life is beautiful. And it’s a good place that we’re all in, you know, on this earth, if we take care of it.”-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


“Meditation has been a loyal friend to me. It has helped me write my books.”-Alice Walker


“My family was a poor farming family, and we lived under absolute segregation.”-Alice Walker


“My interest in creating anything is that it be useful.”-Alice Walker


“My life is not to be somebody else’s impact – you know what I mean?”-Alice Walker


“My mother says I was writing before I was crawling. I wrote in the dirt with a twig.”-Alice Walker


“My parents taught me service – not by saying, but by doing. That was my culture, the culture of my family.”-Alice Walker


“My parents were both storytellers. They always spoke with metaphorical richness.”-Alice Walker


“My work is about my life, and what I want to do with it.”-Alice Walker


“Never be the only one, except, possibly, in your own home.”-Alice Walker


Alice Walker Quotes About Life


“Nobody has ever convinced me that race is real.”-Alice Walker


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


“Once you feel loved by the universe, you’re already accepted, and you’re not really concerned about offending people.”-Alice Walker


“One child must never be set above another, even in casual conversation, not to mention in speeches that circle the globe.”-Alice Walker


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


“Poetry is the lifeblood of rebellion, revolution, and the raising of consciousness.”-Alice Walker


“Sexuality is one of the ways that we become enlightened, actually, because it leads us to self-knowledge.”-Alice Walker


“So many killings of black men in my lifetime. The physical shock is astounding.”-Alice Walker


“Some people are painters, and some are ballet dancers, and I’m a writer.”-Alice Walker


“The dropping of bombs on people – isn’t that terrorism?”-Alice Walker


“The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God, is innate.”-Alice Walker


“The fact is that when you do something from your heart, you leave a heart print.”-Alice Walker


“The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision of society or one’s people that has not previously been taken into account.”-Alice Walker


“The infinite faith I have in people’s ability to understand anything that makes sense has always been justified, finally, by their behavior.”-Alice Walker


Alice Walker Quotes About Children


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


“The most important question in the world is, ‘Why is the child crying?”-Alice Walker


“The quietly pacifist peaceful always die to make room for men who shout.”-Alice Walker


“There are thousands of Palestinians in prison virtually for no reason.”-Alice Walker


“There’s an ecstatic side to writing. It’s like jazz. It just has a life.”-Alice Walker


“This is a wonderful planet, and it is being completely destroyed by people who have too much money and power and no empathy.”-Alice Walker


Alice Walker Quotes About Power


“We have to wake up. We have to refuse to be a clone.”-Alice Walker


“We must begin seeing other creatures as equal. Existence makes us all equal.”-Alice Walker


“We must do everything in our power to cease the behavior that makes children everywhere feel afraid.”-Alice Walker


“We must, all of us, learn actually not to have enemies, but only confused adversaries who are ourselves in disguise.”-Alice Walker


“We must, I believe, start teaching our children the sanity of nonviolence much earlier.”-Alice Walker


“We should learn to accept that change is truly the only thing that’s going on always, and learn to ride with it and enjoy it.”-Alice Walker


“We should not look down on our first ancestors.”-Alice Walker


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


“What’s really hard is that you could care a lot for someone and not want to live with him anymore.”-Alice Walker


Alice Walker Quotes About Mother


“Women have to summon up the courage to fulfill dormant dreams.”-Alice Walker


“Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence.”-Alice Walker


“Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.”-Alice Walker


“You bring children into the world. You love them with heart and soul.”-Alice Walker


“You cannot see the changes that you’re dreaming about, because they’re internal.”-Alice Walker


“You don’t always have to be doing something. You can just be, and that’s plenty.”-Alice Walker


“You have to give others the opportunity to love who you love. If they don’t accept it, it’s their loss.”-Alice Walker


“You know how big love is? Love is big. love can hold anger; love can even hold hatred.”-Alice Walker


“You know, one race will not be a survivor if the other one dies, and that’s something that we should think about.”-Alice Walker