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. She also wrote Meridian and The Third Life of Grange Copeland, among other works.
Alice Walker Quotes
Alice Walker #Change
We should learn to accept that change is truly the only thing that's going on always, and learn to ride with it and enjoy it.
Alice Walker #Death
Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.
Alice Walker #Faith
The infinite faith I have in people's ability to understand anything that makes sense has always been justified, finally, by their behavior.
Alice Walker #Freedom
Fiction is such a world of freedom, it's wonderful. If you want someone to fly, they can fly.
Alice Walker #Best
As an elder of the Americas and of the rest of the planet, it is my responsibility to care for and protect, to the best of my ability, the young.
Alice Walker #Art
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 #Family #Patience #Wisdom #Women
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.
Alice Walker #Money
The trouble with our people is as soon as they got out of slavery they didn't want to give the white man nothing else. But the fact is, you got to give em something. Either your money, your land, your woman or your ass.
Alice Walker #Gardening
In search of my mother's garden, I found my own.
Alice Walker #God #Nature
I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.
Alice Walker #Happiness
Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.
Alice Walker #History
All History is current all injustice continues on some level, somewhere in the world.
Alice Walker #Men #Women
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 #Mom
Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.
Alice Walker #Mom
How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers names.
Alice Walker #Power
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.
Alice Walker #Religion
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.
Alice Walker #Society
The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision of society or one's people that has not previously been taken into account.
Alice Walker #Work
My work is about my life, and what I want to do with it.
Alice Walker #Freedom
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.
Alice Walker #Experience
The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God, is innate.
Alice Walker #Experience #Society
All partisan movements add to the fullness of our understanding of society as a whole. They never detract or, in any case, one must not allow them to do so. Experience adds to experience.
Alice Walker #Government #Power
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.
Alice Walker #Women #Work
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.
Alice Walker #Money #Power #Religion
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.