Quotes by Alice Walker

Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors.
– Alice Walker
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
The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God, is innate.
– Alice Walker
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
The most important question in the world is, 'Why is the child crying?'
– Alice Walker
The quietly pacifist peaceful always die to make room for men who shout.
– Alice Walker
Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence.
– Alice Walker
Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.
– Alice Walker
The animals of the planet are in desperate peril... Without free animal life I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of oxygen.
– Alice Walker
How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers' names.
– Alice Walker
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.
– Alice Walker
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
War contributes greatly to global warming, which shouldn't surprise us. All those bombs going off, all those rockets, all those planes and helicopters. All that fuel of various kinds being used. It pollutes the air and water of this very fragile and interconnected planet.
– Alice Walker
To me, the black black woman is our essential mother, the blacker she is the more us she is and to see the hatred that is turned on her is enough to make me despair, almost entirely, of our future as a people.
– Alice Walker
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
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.
– Alice Walker
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
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
My work is about my life, and what I want to do with it.
– Alice Walker
My mother was very strong. Once, she picked up a coconut and smashed it against my father's head. It taught me about women defending themselves and not collapsing in a heap.
– Alice Walker