Alice Walker 2

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

It no longer bothers me that I may be constantly searching for father figures; by this time, I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all.
Alice Walker

The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God, is innate.
Alice Walker

The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision of society or one’s people that has not previously been taken into account.
Alice Walker

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

All partisan movements add to the fullness of our understanding of society as a whole. They never detract; or, in any case, one must not allow them to do so. Experience adds to experience.
Alice Walker

Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence.
Alice Walker

The most important question in the world is, ‘Why is the child crying?’
Alice Walker

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.
Alice Walker

Helped are those who create anything at all, for they shall relive the thrill of their own conception and realize a partnership in the creation of the Universe that keeps them responsible and cheerful.
Alice Walker

Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me.
Alice Walker

I try to teach my heart not to want things it can’t have.
Alice Walker

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

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

There are those who believe Black people possess the secret of joy and that it is this that will sustain them through any spiritual or moral or physical devastation.
Alice Walker

People tend to think that life really does progress for everyone eventually, that people progress, but actually only some people progress. The rest of the people don’t.
Alice Walker

And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see – or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read.
Alice Walker

The trouble with our people is as soon as they got out of slavery they didn’t want to give the white man nothing else. But the fact is, you got to give em something. Either your money, your land, your woman or your ass.
Alice Walker

To me, the black black woman is our essential mother, the blacker she is the more us she is and to see the hatred that is turned on her is enough to make me despair, almost entirely, of our future as a people.
Alice Walker

I see children, all children, as humanity’s most precious resource, because it will be to them that the care of the planet will always be left.
Alice Walker

I think that wealthy white people would like to have a country that resembles the Fifties, when all the minorities were tucked away in ghettos and paid in very low wages but on the surface it was very bright and shiny and free and the rest of the world would look on it longingly.
Alice Walker

I think there is a sense of being forced at this time to look at America’s really large shadow and that’s not all that bad.
Alice Walker

Fiction is such a world of freedom, it’s wonderful. If you want someone to fly, they can fly.
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

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