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Alice Walker Quotes

All History is current; all injustice continues on some level, somewhere in the world.

All partisan movements add to the fullness of our understanding of society as a whole. They never detract; or, in any case, one must not allow them to do so. Experience adds to experience.

And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see - or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read.

Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me.

Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week.

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.

Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.

Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.

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.

Helped are those who create anything at all, for they shall relive the thrill of their own conception and realize a partnership in the creation of the Universe that keeps them responsible and cheerful.

Horses make a landscape look beautiful.

How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers names.

I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.

I think we have to own the fears that we have of each other, and then, in some practical way, some daily way, figure out how to see people differently than the way we were brought up to.

I try to teach my heart not to want things it can't have.

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.

In search of my mother's garden, I found my own.

Is solace anywhere more comforting than that in the arms of a sister.

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.