Quotes by Alice Walker

Fear is real, but so is love.
- Alice Walker
'Fame' exhausts me.
- Alice Walker
I never talk about my next project.
- Alice Walker
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It's not possible to stop love.
- Alice Walker
David Icke reminded me of Malcolm X.
- Alice Walker
I don't generally read reviews.
- Alice Walker
It is important to remember yourself.
- Alice Walker
I have a collective sense of suffering.
- Alice Walker
It is natural to want to have a future.
- Alice Walker
Horses make a landscape look beautiful.
- Alice Walker
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I'm the most stubborn person I know.
- Alice Walker
I think America has always been polarized.
- Alice Walker
Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.
- Alice Walker
Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors.
- Alice Walker
Nobody has ever convinced me that race is real.
- Alice Walker
We should not look down on our first ancestors.
- Alice Walker
Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.
- Alice Walker
Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender.
- Alice Walker
I cannot claim to have had a hard time publishing.
- Alice Walker
I have such respect for 'Democracy Now!'
- Alice Walker
Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me.
- Alice Walker
We have to wake up. We have to refuse to be a clone.
- Alice Walker
In search of my mother's garden, I found my own.
- Alice Walker
Sucking up to the biggies won't get us anywhere.
- Alice Walker
I don't have this feeling that 70 is really old.
- Alice Walker
My interest in creating anything is that it be useful.
- Alice Walker
My work is about my life, and what I want to do with it.
- Alice Walker
I start each book when it's ready and never before.
- Alice Walker
I think the foundation of everything in my life is wonder.
- Alice Walker
Never be the only one, except, possibly, in your own home.
- Alice Walker
Women have to summon up courage to fulfill dormant dreams.
- Alice Walker
I never have an intended audience. I just write, you know.
- Alice Walker
What the mind doesn't understand, it worships or fears.
- Alice Walker
Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence.
- Alice Walker
The dropping of bombs on people - isn't that terrorism?
- Alice Walker
Propaganda is amazing. People can be led to believe anything.
- Alice Walker
I try to teach my heart not to want things it can't have.
- Alice Walker
I don't know if I've ever cared much what others think.
- Alice Walker
You bring children into the world. You love them with heart and soul.
- Alice Walker
Is solace anywhere more comforting than that in the arms of a sister.
- Alice Walker
There are thousands of Palestinians in prison virtually for no reason.
- Alice Walker
I don't feel I've had a decent critic ever on the East coast.
- Alice Walker
The quietly pacifist peaceful always die to make room for men who shout.
- Alice Walker
My life is not to be somebody else's impact - you know what I mean?
- Alice Walker
Meditation has been a loyal friend to me. It has helped me write my books.
- 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
We must begin seeing other creatures as equal. Existence makes us all equal.
- Alice Walker
Some people are painters, and some are ballet dancers, and I'm a writer.
- Alice Walker
I cry so much less than I used to. I used to be one of the most teary people.
- Alice Walker
My family was a poor farming family, and we lived under absolute segregation.
- Alice Walker
If you deny people their own voice, you'll have no idea of who they were.
- Alice Walker
I'm sure we, the American people, are the butt of jokes by those in power.
- Alice Walker
So many killings of black men in my lifetime. The physical shock is astounding.
- Alice Walker
The fact is that when you do something from your heart, you leave a heart print.
- Alice Walker
My parents were both storytellers. They always spoke with metaphorical richness.
- Alice Walker
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
- Alice Walker
The most important question in the world is, 'Why is the child crying?'
- Alice Walker
Can people who hunger so desperately for what other people have ever have enough?
- Alice Walker
I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.
- Alice Walker
I have never felt that the one thing that I am 'known for' is what I am.
- Alice Walker
There's an ecstatic side to writing. It's like jazz. It just has a life.
- Alice Walker
Poetry is the lifeblood of rebellion, revolution, and the raising of consciousness.
- Alice Walker
It is crucial that young people are taught sustainable child production and rearing.
- Alice Walker
My mother says I was writing before I was crawling. I wrote in the dirt with a twig.
- Alice Walker
The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God, is innate.
- Alice Walker
Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week.
- Alice Walker
All History is current; all injustice continues on some level, somewhere in the world.
- Alice Walker
You know how big love is? Love is big. love can hold anger; love can even hold hatred.
- Alice Walker
We must, I believe, start teaching our children the sanity of nonviolence much earlier.
- Alice Walker
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker
I love the natural world - it comes from my culture, which grew out of a people enslaved.
- Alice Walker
It's very hard for our parents who see us enter a world that they can't imagine.
- 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
I'm not lesbian; I'm not bisexual; I'm not straight. I'm just curious.
- Alice Walker
Language is an intrinsic part of who we are and what has, for good or evil, happened to us.
- Alice Walker
Part of my ancestry is Cherokee. And in that tradition, you become an adult when you're 52.
- Alice Walker
Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.
- Alice Walker
I know from having had a child, and from having been a child myself, that children will copy you.
- Alice Walker
Fiction is such a world of freedom, it's wonderful. If you want someone to fly, they can fly.
- Alice Walker
How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers names.
- Alice Walker
I've always felt quite singular, even as a child. That I must stay on track to keep my purpose.
- Alice Walker
I'm tri-racial: African-American, Native American and Euro - that's the Scotch-Irish part.
- Alice Walker
We must do everything in our power to cease the behaviour that makes children everywhere feel afraid.
- Alice Walker
I love us so incredibly, insanely deeply; it's almost unbearable to see what we do to ourselves.
- 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 believe you mother everybody, not in a cloying, hovering way, but taking care of what is around you.
- 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
I live a very secluded life, a very contemplative life and a very meditative one. That is my ideal life.
- 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 just feel that 'The Color Purple,' which was my 10th book, was a true gift from my ancestors.
- Alice Walker
I deeply regret any harm, or any perceived harm, that I may have done to anyone by any behaviour of mine.
- Alice Walker
Sexuality is one of the ways that we become enlightened, actually, because it leads us to self-knowledge.
- Alice Walker
I think the War on Terror is really absurd, especially coming from a country that is founded on terrorism.
- Alice Walker
My parents taught me service - not by saying, but by doing. That was my culture, the culture of my family.
- 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 right it.
- 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
Some writers sit down without a thought of what they are going to say, and they go through draft after draft.
- 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
From infancy, I have relied on the fiercely sweet spirits of black men; and this is abundantly clear in my work.
- 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
I'm still living at least five parallel lives, honestly! I wonder about it. I have no idea how that happens.
- Alice Walker
We must, all of us, learn actually not to have enemies, but only confused adversaries who are ourselves in disguise.
- 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
I love the women's movement, and I never thought of it as belonging to any particular segment of the population.
- 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

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