Quotes by Alice Walker

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
Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me.
– 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
Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.
– Alice Walker
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
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.
– Alice Walker
I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.
– Alice Walker
I think we have to own the fears that we have of each other, and then, in some practical way, some daily way, figure out how to see people differently than the way we were brought up to.
– Alice Walker
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.
– Alice Walker
In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.
– Alice Walker
In search of my mother's garden, I found my own.
– Alice Walker
It is healthier, in any case, to write for the adults one's children will become than for the children one's mature critics often are.
– Alice Walker
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.
– Alice Walker
It seems our fate to be incorrect (look where we live, for example), and in our incorrectness stand.
– Alice Walker
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.
– Alice Walker
Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.
– Alice Walker
Never be the only one, except, possibly, in your own home.
– Alice Walker
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
– Alice Walker
Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.
– Alice Walker
People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools.
– Alice Walker