Alice Walker 7

I see myself in all the people in the world who are suffering and who are very badly treated and who are often made to feel that they have no place on this Earth.
Alice Walker

There are thousands of Palestinians in prison virtually for no reason.
Alice Walker

I continue to care for President Obama and for his family. I think that in many ways they are very courageous people, and I honor that, because I know what it means to live as a black person in a racist America.
Alice Walker

I have such respect for ‘Democracy Now!’
Alice Walker

I think Americans generally are not used to working very hard, in terms of working for the collective. I think in our country we have taken individualism to its farthest reaches, possibly.
Alice Walker

Most damage that others do us is out of fear, humiliation and pain. Those feelings occur in all of us, not just in those of us who profess a certain religious or racial devotion.
Alice Walker

We must, all of us, learn actually not to have enemies, but only confused adversaries who are ourselves in disguise.
Alice Walker

A good model of how to ‘work with the enemy’ internally is presented by the Dalai Lama, in his endless caretaking of his soul as he confronts the Chinese government that invaded Tibet.
Alice Walker

I think war is so incredibly backward, and I don’t think it’s intelligent, and it’s not sane. So why would you want to support it?
Alice Walker

One child must never be set above another, even in casual conversation, not to mention in speeches that circle the globe.
Alice Walker

We must do everything in our power to cease the behaviour that makes children everywhere feel afraid.
Alice Walker

When I joined the freedom movement in Mississippi in my early 20s, it was to come to the aid of sharecroppers, like my parents, who had been thrown off the land they’d always known – the plantations – because they attempted to exercise their ‘democratic’ right to vote.
Alice Walker

I made my first white women friends in college; they loved me and were loyal to our friendship, but I understood, as they did, that they were white women and that whiteness mattered.
Alice Walker

I can easily imagine Obama sitting down and talking to any leader – or any person – in the world, with no baggage of past servitude or race supremacy to mar their talks.
Alice Walker

Howard Zinn was magical as a teacher. Witty, irreverent, and wise, he loved what he was teaching and clearly wanted his students to love it, also.
Alice Walker

So many killings of black men in my lifetime. The physical shock is astounding.
Alice Walker

I’m still living at least five parallel lives, honestly! I wonder about it. I have no idea how that happens.
Alice Walker

I think many people in my community had very different kinds of mothers: they had mothers who acquiesced in the system of male and white-supremacist domination, and my mother never did. She just could not do it. It just wasn’t in her.
Alice Walker

I love the women’s movement, and I never thought of it as belonging to any particular segment of the population.
Alice Walker

I deeply regret any harm, or any perceived harm, that I may have done to anyone by any behaviour of mine.
Alice Walker

I gave my archive to Emory University because there’s a really dear friend who teaches there, Rudolph Byrd, and he’s the editor.
Alice Walker

My mother had bought a sewing machine for me. When I went away to college, she gave me a sewing machine, a typewriter and a suitcase, and my mother made $17 a week working as a maid 12 hours a day, and she did that for me.
Alice Walker

The dropping of bombs on people – isn’t that terrorism?
Alice Walker

I grew up in the South under segregation. So, I know what terrorism feels like – when your father could be taken out in the middle of the night and lynched just because he didn’t look like he was in an obeying frame of mind when a white person said something he must do. I mean, that’s terrorism, too.
Alice Walker

I don’t generally read reviews.
Alice Walker

I prefer to praise people and the world rather than criticize them and it.
Alice Walker

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