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

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

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

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How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers names.Alice Walker

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This is a wonderful planet, and it is being completely destroyed by people who have too much money and power and no empathy.Alice Walker

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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

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I'm entirely interested in people, and also other creatures and beings, but especially in people, and I tend to read them by emotional field more than anything. So I have a special interest in what they're thinking and who they are and who's hiding behind those eyes and how did he get there, and what's the story, really?Alice Walker

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Life is abundant, and life is beautiful. And it's a good place that we're all in, you know, on this earth, if we take care of it.Alice Walker

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

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Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk?Alice Walker

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Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.Alice Walker

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Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors.Alice Walker

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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

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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

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The quietly pacifist peaceful always die to make room for men who shout.Alice Walker

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At one point I learned transcendental meditation. This was 30-something years ago. It took me back to the way that I naturally was as a child growing up way in the country, rarely seeing people. I was in that state of oneness with creation and it was as if I didn't exist except as a part of everything.Alice Walker

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I have never felt that the one thing that I am 'known for' is what I am.Alice Walker

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I love us so incredibly, insanely deeply; it's almost unbearable to see what we do to ourselves.Alice Walker

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For me, writing has always come out of living a fairly to-the-bone kind of life, just really being present to a lot of life. The writing has been really a byproduct of that.Alice Walker

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I wanted in my lifetime to vote for a radical Native American woman, since my vision of any future that we might have is that it will be led by women and older women.Alice Walker

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Since the time of the witch burnings, the grandmothers and the healers and the midwives have been systematically targeted. And burned at the stake for hundreds of years, decimating whole communities.Alice Walker

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You don't always have to be doing something. You can just be, and that's plenty.Alice Walker

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

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I think that wealthy white people would like to have a country that resembles the Fifties, when all the minorities were tucked away in ghettos and paid in very low wages but on the surface it was very bright and shiny and free and the rest of the world would look on it longingly.Alice Walker

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Sexuality is one of the ways that we become enlightened, actually, because it leads us to self-knowledge.Alice Walker

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I'm not lesbian; I'm not bisexual; I'm not straight. I'm just curious.Alice Walker

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No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.Alice Walker

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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

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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

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Never be the only one, except, possibly, in your own home.Alice Walker

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