Alice Walker Quotes

Alice Walker Quotes :

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

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

“Hard times require furious dancing. Each of us is proof.”

“Look closely at the present you are constructing: it should look like the future you are dreaming.”

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

“Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.”

“The nature of this flower is to bloom.”

“Activism is the rent I pay for living on the planet.”

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

“Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender.”

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

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

“War will stop when we no longer praise it, or give it any attention at all.”

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

“Healing begins where the wound was made.”

“The animals of the planet are in desperate peril. Without free animal life I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen.”

“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.”

“It is justice and respect that I want the world to dust off and put—without delay, and with tenderness—back where they belong.”

“We are the ones we have been waiting for.”

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

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

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

“Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.”

“Activism is my rent for living on the planet.”

“The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.”

“Hard times require furious dancing. Each of us is proof.”

“Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.”

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

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

“Look closely at the present you are constructing. It should look like the future you are dreaming.”

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

“Is solace anywhere more comforting than in the arms of a sister?”

“War will stop when we no longer praise it, or give it any attention at all.”

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

“It’s so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that’s what I get from these older black women, that every soul is to be cherished, that every flower is to bloom.”

“Healing begins where the wound was made.”

“Time moves slowly, but passes quickly.”

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

“Human compassion is equal to human cruelty, and it is up to each of us to tip the balance.”

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

“The more I wonder, the more I love.”

“I believe God is everything, say Shug. Everything that is or ever was or ever will be.”

“The nature of this flower is to bloom.”

“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.”

“The most foreign country is within.”

“Resistance is the secret of joy!”

“The whole world is held together by the unwashed hand.”

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

“Be nobody’s darling; Be an outcast.”

“What I know for sure is that all the sacrifice and challenges we face are worth it if we can be happy and healthy at the end of the day.”

“Love is not concerned with whom you pray or where you slept the night you ran away from home. Love is concerned that the beating of your heart should kill no one.”

“Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future.”

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

“I am an expression of the divine, just like a peach is, just like a fish is.”

“Whenever you are engaged in work that serves humanity and is for the building of humanity, it has dignity and it has worth.”

“Part of what existence means to me is knowing the difference between what I am now and what I was then.”

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

“No person is your friend who demands your silence.”

“The pain we feel is our most reliable guide to self-knowledge.”

“We are the ones we have been waiting for.”

“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.”

“The truest help we can render an afflicted man is to lead him to discover the wealth within himself.”

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

“Don’t let anybody walk through your mind with dirty feet.”

“It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world.”

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

“We are a people. A people do not throw their geniuses away.”

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

“Wherever I have knocked, a door has opened. Wherever I have wandered, a path has appeared.”

“Art is the mirror, perhaps, that a desperate humanity holds to itself in an attempt to live on.”

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