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Alice Walker

Top 10 Alice Walker Quotes,  American
Total Quotes : 219
Surprise Nothing Expect

Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.

- Alice Walker

Love Understand Will

I have fallen in love with the imagination. And if you fall in love with the imagination, you understand that it is a free spirit. It will go anywhere, and it can do anything.

- Alice Walker

Happiness Wait Other

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

- Alice Walker

Nature Think I Think

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

- Alice Walker

Father Feels South

I grew up in the South under segregation. So, I know what terrorism feels like - when your father could be taken out in the middle of the night and lynched just because he didn't look like he was in an obeying frame of mind when a white person said something he must do. I mean, that's terrorism, too.

- Alice Walker

Hope Chance Still

As long as the people don't fear the truth, there is hope. For once they fear it, the one who tells it doesn't stand a chance. And today, truth is still beautiful... but so frightening.

- Alice Walker

Die Crisis Fact

I consider the fact that thousands of children die each day from starvation and a lack of medicine a crisis for humanity and a problem we must collectively attempt to solve.

- Alice Walker

Mom Names How

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

- Alice Walker

Myself Here Spirit

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

Life About Almost

I can be almost terminally grief-stricken because things are so dire, but at the same time, there's a real lightheartedness about just the recoverability of life, of how things change, how they're not the same, ever again.

- Alice Walker

Mother Everybody Hovering

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

- Alice Walker

Shy Muse Became

For me, I used to be shy towards journalism because it wasn't poetry. And then I realized that the events that I covered in essays that became journalism were actually great because they inspired me, and they became my muse.

- Alice Walker

Work Soul Dalai Lama

A good model of how to 'work with the enemy' internally is presented by the Dalai Lama, in his endless caretaking of his soul as he confronts the Chinese government that invaded Tibet.

- Alice Walker

University Editor Really

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

Beautiful Weird Still

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

- Alice Walker

Rebellion Raising

Poetry is the lifeblood of rebellion, revolution, and the raising of consciousness.

- Alice Walker

Emotions Living Cares

If you want to have a life that is worth living, a life that expresses your deepest feelings and emotions and cares and dreams, you have to fight for it.

- Alice Walker

Mom Gift Hidden

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

- Alice Walker

Doing Always Just Be

You don't always have to be doing something. You can just be, and that's plenty.

- Alice Walker

Freedom Engaged Might

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