Alice Walker 1

Clearly older women and especially older women who have led an active life or elder women who successfully maneuver through their own family life have so much to teach us about sharing, patience, and wisdom.
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

The fact is that when you do something from your heart, you leave a heart print.
Alice Walker

As you know from school, it’s when you have not prepared for the test that you have the fear of failing. And if you have prepared, even if you fail, you’ve done your best.
Alice Walker

My family was a poor farming family, and we lived under absolute segregation.
Alice Walker

Language is an intrinsic part of who we are and what has, for good or evil, happened to us.
Alice Walker

In search of my mother’s garden, I found my own.
Alice Walker

In South Korea, they believe that when you turn 60, you’ve become a baby again and the rest of your life should be totally about joy and happiness, and people should leave you alone, and I just think that that’s the height of intelligence.
Alice Walker

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.
Alice Walker

Horses make a landscape look beautiful.
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

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

You know how big love is? Love is big. love can hold anger; love can even hold hatred.
Alice Walker

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

It is because I recognize the brutality with which my own multi-branched ancestors have been treated that I can identify the despicable, lawless, cruel, and sadistic behavior that has characterized Israel’s attempts to erase a people, the Palestinians, from their own land.
Alice Walker

I met Howard Zinn in 1961, my first year at Spelman College in Atlanta. He was the tall, rangy, good-looking professor that many of the girls at Spelman swooned over.
Alice Walker

I understood at a very early age that in nature, I felt everything I should feel in church but never did. Walking in the woods, I felt in touch with the universe and with the spirit of the universe.
Alice Walker

Many readers fail to realize this, but ‘The Color Purple’ is a theological text. It is about the reclamation of one’s original God: the earth and nature.
Alice Walker

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

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

Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors.
Alice Walker

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.
Alice Walker

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

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.
Alice Walker

Never be the only one, except, possibly, in your own home.
Alice Walker

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