Alice Walker Quotes (80) Spiritual Sayings

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About the Author: Alice Malsenior Walker (born February 9, 1944) is an American author, poet, feminist, and activist. She is best known for the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple (1982) for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize

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“Hard times require furious dancing. Each of us is proof.”
― Alice Walker, Hard Times Require Furious Dancing: New Poems


“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple


“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”
― 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


“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 most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.”
― Alice Walker


“What the mind doesn't understand, it worships or fears.”
― Alice Walker


“Be nobody's darling;
Be an outcast.
Take the contradictions
Of your life
And wrap around
You like a shawl,
To parry stones
To keep you warm. ”
― Alice Walker


“I am an expression of the divine, just like a peach is, just like a fish is. I have a right to be this way...I can't apologize for that, nor can I change it, nor do I want to... We will never have to be other than who we are in order to be successful...We realize that we are as ourselves unlimited and our experiences valid. It is for the rest of the world to recognize this, if they choose.”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple


“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.”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple


“Any God I ever found in church, I brought in myself.”
― Alice Walker


“Men make war to get attention. All killing is an expression of self-hate.”
― Alice Walker


“Activism is my rent for living on the planet.”
― Alice Walker


“I think us here to wonder, myself. To wonder. To ask. And that in wondering bout the big things and asking bout the big things, you learn about the little ones, almost by accident. But you never know nothing more about the big things than you start out with. The more I wonder, the more I love.”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple


“Expect nothing. Live frugally
On surprise.
become a stranger
To need of pity
Or, if compassion be freely
Given out
Take only enough
Stop short of urge to plead
Then purge away the need.

Wish for nothing larger
Than your own small heart
Or greater than a star;
Tame wild disappointment
With caress unmoved and cold
Make of it a parka
For your soul.

Discover the reason why
So tiny human midget
Exists at all
So scared unwise
But expect nothing. Live frugally
On surprise.”
― Alice Walker


“I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.”
― Alice Walker


“In nature, nothing is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways and they're still beautiful.”
― Alice Walker


“Even as I hold you, I am letting you go.”
― Alice Walker


“Laughter isn't even the other side of tears. It is tears turned inside out. Truly the suffering is great, here on earth. We blunder along, shredded by our mistakes, bludgeoned by our faults. Not having a clue where the dark path leads us. But on the whole, we stumble along bravely, don't you think?”
― Alice Walker


“Everything want to be loved. Us sing and dance and holler, just trying to be loved.”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple


“In search of my mother's garden, I found my own.”
― Alice Walker


“...have you ever found God in church? I never did. I just found a bunch of folks hoping for him to show. Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me. And I think all the other folks did too. They come to church to share God, not find God.”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple


“The nature of this flower is to bloom.”
― Alice Walker


“Helped are those who are content to be themselves; they will never lack mystery in their lives and the joys of self-discovery will be constant.”
― Alice Walker, The Temple of My Familiar


“When life descends into the pit
I must become my own candle
Willingly burning my self
To light up the darkness around me.”
― Alice Walker


“Look closely at the present you are constructing:
it should look like the future you are dreaming.”
― Alice Walker


“we are the ones we have been waiting for”
― Alice Walker


“I'm mad about the waste that happens when people who love each other can't even bring themselves to talk.”
― Alice Walker, The Temple Of My Familiar


“Horses make a landscape look beautiful.”
― Alice Walker


“Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.”
― Alice Walker, In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose


“Never offer your heart
to someone who eats hearts
who finds heartmeat
delicious
but not rare
who sucks the juices
drop by drop
and bloody-chinned
grins
like a God.”
― Alice Walker


“Oh, Celie, unbelief is a terrible thing. And so is the hurt we cause others unknowingly.”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple


“A grown child is a dangerous thing.”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple


“She thought of how precious it was to be able to know another person over many years. There was incomparable richness in it.”
― Alice Walker


“She was so quiet. So reflective. And she could erase herself, her spirit, with a swiftness that truly startled, when she knew the people around her could not respect it.”
― Alice Walker


“I have fought and kicked and fasted and prayed and cursed and cried myself to the point of existing.”
― 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


“Here's the thing, say Shug. The thing I believe. God is inside you and inside everybody else. You come into the world with God. But only them that search for it inside find it. And sometimes it just manifest itself even if you not looking, or don't know what you looking for. Trouble do it for most folks, I think. Sorrow, lord. Feeling like shit. It? I ask. Yeah, It. God ain't a he or a she, but a It. But what do it look like? I ask. Don't look like nothing, she say. It ain't a picture show. It ain't something you can look at apart from anything else, including yourself. I believe God is everything, say Shug. Everything that is or ever was or ever will be. And when you cam feel that, and be happy to feel that, you've found it.”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple


“Surely the earth can be saved by all the people who insist on love.”
― Alice Walker


“Man corrupt everything, say Shug. He on your box of grits, in your head, and all over the radio. He try to make you think he everywhere. Soon as you think he everywhere, you think he God. But he ain't. Whenever you trying to pray, and man plop himself on the other end of it, tell him to git lost, say Shug. Conjure up the flowers, wind, water, a big rock.”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple


“You must learn to love only that which cannot be stolen.”
― Alice Walker


“What you hope for, you also fear. ”
― Alice Walker, The Temple Of My Familiar


“The world is changing. It is no longer a world just for boys and men”
― Alice Walker


“I don't know. I imagine good teaching as a circle of earnest people sitting down to ask each other meaningful questions. I don't see it as a handing down of answers...”
― Alice Walker


“People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools. ”
― Alice Walker


“It is this broken road with pitfalls and sharp turns and unexpected traverses that has brought me joy and adventure. ”
― Alice Walker


“When the ax came into the forest the trees said the handle is one of us.”
― Alice Walker


“Like I said...fine with me.”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple


“Time moves slowly, but passes quickly.”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple


“All my life I had to fight. I had to fight my daddy. I had to fight my brothers. I had to fight my cousins and my uncles. A girl child ain't safe in a family of men. But I never thought I'd have to fight in my own house. She let out her breath. I loves Harpo, she say. God knows I do. But I'll kill him dead before I let him beat me.”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple


“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


“Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to get attention we do, except walk?”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple


“Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise”
― Alice Walker


“Some people don't understand that it is the nature of the eye to have seen forever, and the nature of the mind to recall anything that was ever known.”
― Alice Walker, The Temple Of My Familiar


“And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see - or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read. ”
― Alice Walker


“Animals can communicate quite well. And they do. And generally speaking, they are ignored”
― Alice Walker


“We do not believe in heaven or hell...; we do not believe in eternal damnation. We believe only in the unavoidable horror of hurting others and of likewise being hurt.”
― Alice Walker, By The Light Of My Father's Smile


“It just seems clear to me that as long as we are all here, it's pretty clear that the struggle is to share the planet, rather than divide it.”
― Alice Walker


“Every time I conjure up a rock, I throw it.”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple


“We are all substantially flawed, wounded, angry, hurt, here on Earth. But this human condition, so painful to us, and in someways shameful- because we feel we are weak when the reality of ourselves is exposed- is made much more bearable when it is shared, face to face, in words that have expressive human eyes behind them...”
― 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


“You a low down dog is what’s wrong. It’s time to leave you and enter into the creation. And your dead body just the welcome mat I need.”
― Alice Walker


“Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week. ”
― Alice Walker, In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose


“What did it mean for a black woman to be an artist in our grandmothers' time? In our great-grandmothers' day? It is an answer cruel enough to stop the blood.”
― Alice Walker


“To acknowledge our ancestors means we are aware that we did not make ourselves, that the line stretches all the way back, perhaps to God; or to Gods. We remember them because it is an easy thing to forget: that we are not the first to suffer, rebel, fight, love and die. The grace with which we embrace life, in spite of the pain, the sorrow, is always a measure of what has gone before. ”
― Alice Walker


“Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender”
― Alice Walker


“God is different to us now, after all these years in Africa. More spirit than ever before, and more internal. Most people think he has to look like something or someone- a roofleaf or Christ- but we don't. And not being tied to what God looks like, frees us.”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple


“The Olinka girls do not believe girls should be educated. When I asked a mother why she thought this, she said: A girl is nothing to herself; only to her husband can she become something.
What can she become? I asked.
Why, she said, the mother of his children.
But I am not the mother of anybody's children, I said, and I am something.”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple


“Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence. ”
― Alice Walker


“Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors.”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple


“Is solace anywhere more comforting than in the arms of a sister?”
― Alice Walker


“You got to fight them, Celie, she say. I can't do it for you.
You got to fight them for yourself.

I don't say nothing. I think bout Nettie, dead. She fight, she run away. What good it do? I don't fight, I stay where I'm told. But I'm alive.”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple

“Resist the temptation to think what afflicts you is peculiar to you. Have faith that what is in your consciousness can be communicated to the consciousness of all. And is, in many cases, already there.”
― Alice Walker, The Temple Of My Familiar


“My heart hurt so much I can't believe it. How can it keep beating, feeling like this?”
― Alice Walker


“It didn't take long to realize I didn't hardly know nothing. And that if you ast yourself why you black or a man or a woman or a bush it don't mean nothing if you don't ast why you here, period”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple


“I've found, in my own writing, that a little hatred, keenly directed, is a useful thing.”
― Alice Walker, In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose


“Those in power must spend a lot of their time laughing at us.”
― Alice Walker


“Helped are those who forgive; their reward shall be forgetfulness of every evil done to them. It will be in their power, therefore, to envision the new Earth.
“The Gospel According to Shug”
― Alice Walker, The Temple Of My Familiar


“Resistance is the secret of joy!”
― Alice Walker


“Aside from the fact that they say it's unhealthy, my fat ain't never been no trouble. Mens always have loved me. My kids ain't never complained. Plus they's fat.”
― Alice Walker, You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down: Short Stories


“The only way to solace anyone who loved you in life is to be a good memory”
― Alice Walker, By The Light Of My Father's Smile


“You seem so clear about who you are. So certain that you are just right as you are, that for all your intelligence and maybe in spite of it, you never seem to need a second opinion.”
― Alice Walker


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