Alice Walker

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
Alice Walker

This is a wonderful planet, and it is being completely destroyed by people who have too much money and power and no empathy.
Alice Walker

‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.
Alice Walker

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
Alice Walker

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

War contributes greatly to global warming, which shouldn’t surprise us. All those bombs going off, all those rockets, all those planes and helicopters. All that fuel of various kinds being used. It pollutes the air and water of this very fragile and interconnected planet.
Alice Walker

I’m entirely interested in people, and also other creatures and beings, but especially in people, and I tend to read them by emotional field more than anything. So I have a special interest in what they’re thinking and who they are and who’s hiding behind those eyes and how did he get there, and what’s the story, really?
Alice Walker

Life is abundant, and life is beautiful. And it’s a good place that we’re all in, you know, on this earth, if we take care of it.
Alice Walker

People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools.
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

Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk?
Alice Walker
Flower, Dance, Loved
Is solace anywhere more comforting than that in the arms of a sister.
Alice Walker

It is justice and respect that I want the world to dust off and put – without delay, and with tenderness – back on the head of the Palestinian child. It will be imperfect justice and respect because the injustice and disrespect have been so severe. But I believe we are right to try.
Alice Walker

I love us so incredibly, insanely deeply; it’s almost unbearable to see what we do to ourselves.
Alice Walker

Can people who hunger so desperately for what other people have ever have enough?
Alice Walker

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

If you want to have a life that is worth living, a life that expresses your deepest feelings and emotions and cares and dreams, you have to fight for it.
Alice Walker

Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.
Alice Walker

What the mind doesn’t understand, it worships or fears.
Alice Walker

For me, writing has always come out of living a fairly to-the-bone kind of life, just really being present to a lot of life. The writing has been really a byproduct of that.
Alice Walker

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

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

I’m not lesbian; I’m not bisexual; I’m not straight. I’m just curious.
Alice Walker

The quietly pacifist peaceful always die to make room for men who shout.
Alice Walker

I wanted in my lifetime to vote for a radical Native American woman, since my vision of any future that we might have is that it will be led by women and older women.
Alice Walker

Since the time of the witch burnings, the grandmothers and the healers and the midwives have been systematically targeted. And burned at the stake for hundreds of years, decimating whole communities.
Alice Walker

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

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