Alice Walker

Alice Walker

Alice Malsenior Walker (born February 9, 1944) is an American novelist, short story writer, poet, and activist. She wrote the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple (1982) for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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

I don't call myself a Buddhist. I'm a free spirit. I believe I'm here on earth to admire and enjoy it, that's my religion.

How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers names.

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.

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.

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

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?

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

I realized I was a country person - I'm just not used to small spaces.

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.

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.

In my work and in myself I reflect black people women and men as I reflect others. One day even the most self-protective ones will look into the mirror I provide and not be afraid.

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.

I love us so incredibly insanely deeply, it's almost unbearable to see what we do to ourselves.

Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors.

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.

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

I think writing really helps you heal yourself. I think if you write long enough you will be a healthy person. That is if you write what you need to write as opposed to what will make money or what will make fame.

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.

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

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