Quotation Explorer - 'Alice Walker'

Hope to sin only in the service of waking up. - Alice Walker
Those in power must spend a lot of their time laughing at us. - Alice Walker
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. - 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
The mountain of despair has dwindled, and the stone of hope has size and shape, and can be fondled by the eyes and by the hand. But freedom has always been an elusive tease, and in the very act of grabbing for it one can become shackled. - Alice Walker
But I don't know how to fight. All I know how to do is stay alive. - Alice Walker
Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence. - Alice Walker
Horses make a landscape look beautiful. - Alice Walker
Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week. - Alice Walker
I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart. - 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
You think you can avoid [pain,] but you actually can't. If you do, you just get sicker, or you feel more pain. But if you can speak it, if you can write it, if you can paint it, it is very healing. - Alice Walker
Men make war to get attention. All killing is an expression of self-hate. - Alice Walker
There is a way that the men speak to women that reminds me too much of Pa. They listen just long enough to issue instructions. They don’t even look at women when women are speaking. They look at the ground and bend their heads toward the ground. - Alice Walker
If you're silent for a long time, people just arrive in your mind. - Alice Walker
What that song? I ast. Sound low down dirty to me. Like what the preacher tells you its sin to hear. Not to mention sing.She hum a little more. Something come to me, she say. Something I made up. Something you help scratch out my head. - Alice Walker
I've learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart. - Alice Walker
Once us feel loved by God, us do the best us can to please him with what us like. - Alice Walker
Every small, positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future. - 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
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. - Alice Walker
They be marching hand in hand, like going to war. - Alice Walker
Even as I hold you, I am letting you go. - Alice Walker
Dear Nettie, I don't write to God no more, I write to you. - Alice Walker
The animals of the planet are in desperate peril... Without free animal life I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen. - Alice Walker
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any. - Alice Walker
I imagine good teaching as a circle of earnest people sitting down to ask each other meaningful questions. I don't see it as the handing down of answers. So much of what passes for teaching is merely a pointing out of what items to want. - Alice Walker
Long as I can spell G-o-d I got somebody along. - Alice Walker
What the mind doesn't understand, it worships or fears. - Alice Walker
When the ax came into the forest the trees said the handle is one of us. - Alice Walker
All her young life she has tried to please her father, never quite realizing that, as a girl, she never could. - Alice Walker
Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future. - Alice Walker
I live a very secluded life, a very contemplative life and a very meditative one. That is my ideal life. - Alice Walker
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