1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. The most important question in the world is, 'Why is the child crying?'

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

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  6. 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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  7. 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.

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  8. I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it. People think pleasing God is all God cares about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.

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  9. How we come into this world, how we are ushered in, met, and hopefully embraced upon arrival, impacts the whole of our time on earth.

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  10. Human beings may well be unable to break free of the dictatorship of greed that spreads like a miasma over the world, but no longer will we be an inarticulate and ignorant humanity, confused by our enslavement to superior cruelty and weaponry.

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The complete list of 509 Alice Walker sayings