Alice Walker

United States writer (born in 1944)

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Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.Rate it:
Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Every small, positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future.Rate it:
Expect nothing, live frugally on surprise.Rate it:
Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Helped are those who create anything at all, for they shall relive the thrill of their own conception.Rate it:
How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers' names.Rate it:
I have learned not to worry about love but to honor its coming with all my heart.Rate it:
I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.Rate it:
In order to be able to live in America I must be unafraid to live anywhere in it, and I must be able to live in the fashion and with whom I choose.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
It seems our fate to be incorrect (look where we live, for example), and in our incorrectness stand.Rate it:
Never be the only one, except, possibly, in your own home.Rate it:
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.Rate it:
She say, Celie, tell the truth, have you ever found God in church? I never did. I just found a bunch of folks hoping for him to show. Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me. And I think all the other folks did too. They come to church to share God, not find God.Rate it:
The animals of the planet are in desperate peril... Without free animal life I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen.Rate it:
The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God, is innate.Rate it:
The most important question in the world is, 'Why is the child crying'Rate it:
The quietly pacifist peaceful always die to make room for men who shout.Rate it:
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 walkRate it:

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