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Alice Walker

Top 10 Alice Walker Quotes,  American
Total Quotes : 219
Doing Always Just Be

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

- 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

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

Surprise Nothing Expect

Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.

- 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

Back Country Part

At one point I learned transcendental meditation. This was 30-something years ago. It took me back to the way that I naturally was as a child growing up way in the country, rarely seeing people. I was in that state of oneness with creation and it was as if I didn't exist except as a part of everything.

- 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

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

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

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

Mother Everybody Hovering

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

- 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

Makeup Dancing Everybody

At Sarah Lawrence, I realized that everybody was already what they were going to be. The painters were painting, the writers writing, the dancers dancing. And nobody wore any makeup. The art was uppermost.

- 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

Freedom World Fly

Fiction is such a world of freedom, it's wonderful. If you want someone to fly, they can fly.

- 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

Lucky Yard Almost

Even with all of the things that are so awful, if you walk into your yard and stay there looking at almost anything for five minutes, you will be stunned by how marvelous life is and how incredibly lucky we are to have it.

- Alice Walker

Leader Imagine Servitude

I can easily imagine Obama sitting down and talking to any leader - or any person - in the world, with no baggage of past servitude or race supremacy to mar their talks.

- 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

Woman Meets Months

I advocate that every woman be a part of a circle, and a circle that meets at least once a month, or if you can't do that, once every two months or every four months.

- Alice Walker