Alice Walker Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Alice Walker quotes and Alice Walker sayings, and Alice Walker proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"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."

"Can people who hunger so desperately for what other people have ever have enough?"

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

"The animals of the planet are in desperate peril. Without free animal life I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen."

"As I get older, I realize that the thing I value the most is good-heartedness."

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

"Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding."

"I prefer to praise people and the world rather than criticize them and it."

"Howard Zinn was magical as a teacher. Witty, irreverent, and wise, he loved what he was teaching and clearly wanted his students to love it, also."

"I have such respect for ‘Democracy Now!’"

"It is crucial that young people are taught sustainable child production and rearing."

"I never have an intended audience. I just write, you know."

"Some writers sit down without a thought of what they are going to say, and they go through draft after draft."

"I cannot claim to have had a hard time publishing."

"I believe you mother everybody, not in a cloying, hovering way, but taking care of what is around you."

"I live a very secluded life, a very contemplative life and a very meditative one. That is my ideal life."

"From infancy, I have relied on the fiercely sweet spirits of black men; and this is abundantly clear in my work."

"I love the natural world – it comes from my culture, which grew out of a people enslaved."

"My parents taught me service – not by saying, but by doing. That was my culture, the culture of my family."

"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."

"I think that all people who feel that there is injustice in the world anywhere should learn as much of it as they can bear. That is our duty."

"Once you feel loved by the universe, you’re already accepted, and you’re not really concerned about offending people."

"My life is not to be somebody else’s impact – you know what I mean?"

"You have to give others the opportunity to love who you love. If they don’t accept it, it’s their loss."

"Fear is real, but so is love."

"We must do everything in our power to cease the behaviour that makes children everywhere feel afraid."

"What’s really hard is that you could care a lot for someone and not want to live with him anymore."

"My work is about my life, and what I want to do with it."

"It’s not possible to stop love."

"I see children, all children, as humanity’s most precious resource, because it will be to them that the care of the planet will always be left."

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