Alice Walker 3

I was distressed that after 9/11, when the United States was attacked by terrorists, the United States’ response was to attack Afghanistan, where some of the terrorists had been.
Alice Walker

As an elder of the Americas and of the rest of the planet, it is my responsibility to care for and protect, to the best of my ability, the young.
Alice Walker

We must, I believe, start teaching our children the sanity of nonviolence much earlier.
Alice Walker

Sexuality is one of the ways that we become enlightened, actually, because it leads us to self-knowledge.
Alice Walker

Well, I think indigenous peoples have ways of living on the Earth that they’ve had forever. And they’ve been overrun by organized religion, which has had a lot of money and power.
Alice Walker

Politically, the world is so confused right now – there’s so much suffering caused by various movements by various parties and people in power in government.
Alice Walker

I have never felt that the one thing that I am ‘known for’ is what I am.
Alice Walker
I Am, Never, One Thing
Israel is guilty of apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people, both inside Israel and also in the Occupied Territories.
Alice Walker

Sucking up to the biggies won’t get us anywhere.
Alice Walker

I’m not convinced that women have the education or the sense of their own history enough or that they understand the cruelty of which men are capable and the delight that many men will take in seeing you choose to chain yourself – then they get to say ‘See, you did it yourself.’
Alice Walker

I’m for women choosing whatever they want to do but they have to really know what they are doing.
Alice Walker

My life is not to be somebody else’s impact – you know what I mean?
Alice Walker

I’m sure we, the American people, are the butt of jokes by those in power.
Alice Walker

Sometimes, reading a blog, which I do infrequently, I see that generations of Americans have been wilfully crippled, and can no longer spell or write a sentence.
Alice Walker

My work is about my life, and what I want to do with it.
Alice Walker

I love the natural world – it comes from my culture, which grew out of a people enslaved.
Alice Walker

My mother was very strong. Once, she picked up a coconut and smashed it against my father’s head. It taught me about women defending themselves and not collapsing in a heap.
Alice Walker

I’m the most stubborn person I know.
Alice Walker

We should learn to accept that change is truly the only thing that’s going on always, and learn to ride with it and enjoy it.
Alice Walker

Well, capitalism is a big problem, because with capitalism you’re just going to keep buying and selling things until there’s nothing else to buy and sell, which means gobbling up the planet.
Alice Walker

America is not nearly done. We’re only in the beginning. Who knows who we will be? Who knows… what color we will be? It is all something that, maybe, our descendants – if they survive that long – will see.
Alice Walker

I started out as a poet. I’ve always been a poet since I was 7 or 8. And so I feel myself to be fundamentally a poet who got into writing novels.
Alice Walker

Part of what confuses people in times of upheaval is that you’re getting so many different points of view and directions and so and so, how to do this and do that. And a lot of it is written in a language that honestly most people cannot understand.
Alice Walker

I can imagine in years to come that my papers and memorabilia, my journals and letters, will find themselves always in the company of people who care about many of the things I do.
Alice Walker

I realized I was a country person – I’m just not used to small spaces.
Alice Walker

For a long time, I thought I was ugly and disfigured. This made me shy and timid, and I often reacted to insults that were not intended.
Alice Walker

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