Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender.

โ€” Alice Walker

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No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.

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Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.

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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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Alice Walker quote The most common way people give up their

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they dont have any.

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

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I donโ€™t need a certain number of friends, just a number of friends I can be certain of.

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Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future.

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Alice Walker quote Whenever you are creating beauty around

Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.

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Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you.

Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.

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'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say.

I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.

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Is solace anywhere more comforting than that in the arms of a sister.

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Alice Walker quote The most common way people give up their

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

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People who work hard often work too hard.

... May we learn to honor the hammock, the siesta, the nap and the pause in all its forms.

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I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.

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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.

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Alice Walker quote The most common way people give up their

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

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About Alice Walker

Quotes 509 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Author
Birthday October 16

Activism is the rent I pay for living on this planet.

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I know, in my soul, that to eat a creature who is raised to be eaten, and who never has a chance to be a real being, is unhealthy. It's like...you're just eating misery. You're eating a bitter life.

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When life descends into the pit I must become my own candle Willingly burning my self To light up the darkness around me.

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we are the ones we have been waiting for

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It's so clear that you have to cherish everyone.

I think that's what I get from these older black women, that every soul is to be cherished, that every flower Is to bloom.

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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.

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Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors.

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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.

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Human compassion is equal to human cruelty, and it is up to each of us to tip the balance.

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Every soul is to be cherished, every flower is to bloom.

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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.

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I'm always amazed that people will actually choose to sit in front of the television and just be savaged by stuff that belittles their intelligence.

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A writer's heart, a poet's heart, an artist's heart, a musician's heart is always breaking. It is through that broken window that we see the world.

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I have fallen in love with the imagination.

And if you fall in love with the imagination, you understand that it is a free spirit. It will go anywhere, and it can do anything.

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no person is your friend (or kin) who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow and be perceived as fully blossomed as you were intended. Or who belittles in any fashion the gifts you labor so to bring into the world.

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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.

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In search of my mother's garden, I found my own.

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Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.

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As long as the Earth can make a spring every year, I can.

As long as the Earth can flower and produce nurturing fruit, I can, because I'm the Earth. I won't give up until the Earth gives up.

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The nature of this flower is to bloom.

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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?

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Be an outcast. Be pleased to walk alone.

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Clearly older women and especially older women who have led an active life or elder women who successfully maneuver through their own family life have so much to teach us about sharing, patience, and wisdom.

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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.

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The most important question in the world is, 'Why is the child crying?'

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We writers - we're the snowflakes of the literary world. We each have our own shape.

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

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Expect nothing, live frugally on surprise.

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Animals can communicate quite well. And they do. And generally speaking, they are ignored

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Even as I hold you, I am letting you go.

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In each of us, there is a little voice that knows exactly which way to go.

And I learned very early to listen to it, even though it has caused so much grief and havoc, and I think that is the only answer.

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the world has changed: it did not change without your prayers without your faith without your determination to believe in liberation and kindness; without your dancing through the years that had no beat.

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It just seems clear to me that as long as we are all here, it's pretty clear that the struggle is to share the planet, rather than divide it.

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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.

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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.

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I think us here to wonder, myself. To wonder. To ask. And that in wondering bout the big things and asking bout the big things, you learn about the little ones, almost by accident. But you never know nothing more about the big things than you start out with. The more I wonder, the more I love.

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I am not interested in being a role model, or in fulfilling the expectations of others. I know I am of most use to others and to myself by being this unique self: Nature, I have noticed, is not particularly devoted to copies, and human beings needn't be either.

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