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Alice Walker
By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Walker

HELPED are those who laugh with a pure heart; theirs will be the company of the jolly righteous.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Walker

Many people are aware that we are in peril and that there is no trustworthy leadership.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Walker

Every soul is to be cherished, every flower is to bloom.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Walker

If you want to have a life that is worth living, a life that expresses your deepest feelings and emotions, and cares and dreams, you have to fight for it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Walker

A burnt finger remember the fire.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Walker

Drew Dellinger is a deep and courageous poet. How lucky we are!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Walker

Meditation is like the cloak of the good thief. You find a corner or somewhere where you can actually entertain your own self and your own soul, and understand what your work [is] here.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Alice Walker

The crushed teapot in the rubbish of the bulldozed house will sing in your ears forever.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Walker

One thing that never ceases to amaze me, along with the growth of vegetation from the earth and of hair from the head, is the growth of understanding.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Walker

There is always a moment in any kind of struggle when one feels in full bloom. Vivid. Alive. One might be blown to bits in such a moment and still be at peace.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Walker

But I don't know how to fight. All I know how to do is stay alive.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Walker

Listen, God love everything you love - and a mess of stuff you don't. But more than anything else, God love admiration. You saying God vain? I ast. Naw, she say. Not vain, just wanting to share a good thing. I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it. What it do when it pissed off? I ast. Oh, it make something else. People think pleasing God is all God care about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Walker

Stretching [and] yoga [are] very helpful. All of these things - they really do help. Good food and a lot of sleep. And reading - reading good books. Sometimes movies - although a lot of the movies are difficult.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Alice Walker

What is always needed in the appreciation of art, or life, is the larger perspective. Connections made, or at least attempted, where none existed before, the straining to encompass in one's glance at the varied world the common thread, the unifying theme through immense diversity, a fearlessness of growth, of search, of looking, that enlarges the private and the public world. And yet, in our particular society, it is the narrowed and narrowing view of life that often wins

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Walker

My big complaint with myself is that I get tired. But, I forgive myself because it's human to get tired. But, I didn't always feel like I could forgive myself. There's a certain [drive], I think. But, now I feel like, "OK, you can be tired. People should let you be tired. Then you should go and take a nap, and you should sleep." That's about it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Walker

Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Walker

Critics don't really affect the fact that we live in this paradise and what the meaning of that [is]. And what luck to have this!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Walker

In order to be able to live at all in America I must be unafraid to live anywhere in it, and I must be able to live in the fashion and with whom I choose.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Walker

Wherever I have knocked, a door has opened. Wherever I have wandered, a path has appeared.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Alice Walker

The real revolution is always concerned with the least glamorous stuff. With raising a reading level from second grade to third. With simplifying history and writing it down (or reciting it) for the old folks. With helping illiterates fill out a food-stamps form - for they must eat, revolution or not.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Walker

We have elders who [are] misguided and wallowing around in troughs of money with the wrong sort. They're not really good elders for the youth to emulate. The youth rightly don't like them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Walker

Activism pays the rent on being alive and being here on the planet.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Walker

I don't know if you actually get something out of writing poetry. I think poetry is an autonomous muse that decides to come and sit on your couch.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Walker

The harm that you do to others is the harm that you do to yourself and you cannot think then that you can cause wars in other parts of the world and destroy people and drone them without this having a terrible impact on your own soul and your own consciousness.

By Anonym 16 Sep

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. HELPED are those who love the entire cosmos rather than their own tiny country, city, or farm, for to them will be shown the unbroken web of life and the meaning of infinity. HELPED are those who live in quietness, knowing neither brand name nor fad; they shall live every day as if in eternity, and each moment shall be as full as it is long. HELPED are those who love others unsplit off from their faults; to them will be given clarity of vision. HELPED are those who create anything at all, for they shall relive the thrill of their own conception, and realize an partnership in the creation of the Universe that keeps them responsible and cheerful. HELPED are those who love the Earth, their mother, and who willingly suffer that she may not die; in their grief over her pain they will weep rivers of blood, and in their joy in her lively response to love, they will converse with the trees. HELPED are those whose ever act is a prayer for harmony in the Universe, for they are the restorers of balance to our planet. To them will be given the insight that every good act done anywhere in the cosmos welcomes the life of an animal or a child. HELPED are those who risk themselves for others' sakes; to them will be given increasing opportunities for ever greater risks. Theirs will be a vision of the word in which no one's gift is despised or lost. HELPED are those who strive to give up their anger; their reward will be that in any confrontation their first thoughts will never be of violence or of war. HELPED are those whose every act is a prayer for peace; on them depends the future of the world. HELPED are those who forgive; their reward shall be forgiveness of every evil done to them. It will be in their power, therefore, to envision the new Earth. HELPED are those who are shown the existence of the Creator's magic in the Universe; they shall experience delight and astonishment without ceasing. HELPED are those who laugh with a pure heart; theirs will be the company of the jolly righteous. HELPED are those who love all the colors of all the human beings, as they love all the colors of the animals and plants; none of their children, nor any of their ancestors, nor any parts of themselves, shall be hidden from them. HELPED are those who love the lesbian, the gay, and the straight, as they love the sun, the moon, and the stars. None of their children, nor any of their ancestors, nor any parts of themselves, shall be hidden from them. HELPED are those who love the broken and the whole; none of their children, nor any of their ancestors, nor any parts of themselves, shall be hidden from them. HELPED are those who do not join mobs; theirs shall be the understanding that to attack in anger is to murder in confusion. HELPED are those who find the courage to do at least one small thing each day to help the existence of another--plant, animal, river, or human being. They shall be joined by a multitude of the timid. HELPED are those who lose their fear of death; theirs is the power to envision the future in a blade of grass. HELPED are those who love and actively support the diversity of life; they shall be secure in their differences. HELPED are those who KNOW.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Walker

Now there are heavy houses everywhere and more of them are being built. In fact, it is only when more houses are being constructed that some countries consider their economics healthy. Yet each house is a heavy footprint on the Earth. Just as all our possessions represent-if we cannot learn ways of sharing them-a weight and clutter that often means the faces of future generations will look up into darkness and the pressure on the Earth of "things.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Walker

Women have to summon courage to fulfill dormant dreams.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Walker

The good news may be that Nature is phasing out the white man, but the bad news is that's who She thinks we all are.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Walker

Our problem mostly in our abuse of each other and the planet is greed. Just the rampant, incredible greed that people have partly because they're empty and they can't get enough because they're - you know, it's that Buddhist thing about the hungry ghost with the little mouth and the big belly.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Walker

You know, one race will not be a survivor if the other one dies, and that's something that we should think about.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Walker

Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Alice Walker

Peace": the fruit of justice done especially to the Self.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Walker

We will be ourselves and free, or die in the attempt. Harriet Tubman was not our great-grandmother for nothing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Walker

What hurts the most is being misunderstood. They tell me that's an Aquarian trait - that that's the thing we don't like.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Alice Walker

There is a way that the men speak to women that reminds me too much of Pa. They listen just long enough to issue instructions. They don’t even look at women when women are speaking. They look at the ground and bend their heads toward the ground.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Walker

Always with me was the inner twin: my true nature, my true self. It is timeless, free, compassionate and in love with whatever is natural to me

By Anonym 19 Sep

Alice Walker

This friendship among women is something Samuel often talks about. Because the women share a husband but the husband does not share their friendships, it makes Samuel uneasy. It is confusing, I suppose. And it is Samuel's duty as a Christian minister to preach the bible's directive of one husband and one wife. Samuel is confused because ti him, since the women are friends and will do anything for one another - not always, but more often than anyone from America would expect - and since they giggle and gossip and nurse each other's children, then they must be happy with things as they are. (Walker 2000: 141)

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Walker

No song or poem will bear my mother's name. Yet so many of the stories that I write, that we all write, are my mother's stories.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Walker

America is America. It's a capitalist system. They [leaders] have enshrined that belief that profit matters more than anything else. The polarization of the society is just the resurfacing of that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Walker

I think America has always been polarized... It's a racist country and it has always been.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Walker

It is chilling to think that the same people who persecuted the wise women and men of Europe, its midwives and healers, then crossed the oceans to Africa and the Americas and tortured and enslaved, raped, impoverished, and eradicated the peaceful, Christ-like people they found. And that the blueprint from which they worked, and still work, was the Bible.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Walker

The earth is for joy, and dancing is a big part of that. And you dance with nature. Nature is always dancing. If you're not harassing it and killing it and mutilating it, nature is dancing. That's what the leaves are doing when the wind blows through them. We live in a magical wonderful universe. And just spoil it while thinking we can at some point go to heaven or some other planet.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Walker

Listen, God loves everything you love, and a mess of stuff you don't.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Walker

The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God, is innate.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Walker

I don't focus on criticism. I prefer to praise people and the world, rather than criticize them and it.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Alice Walker

You are all talking a bit too much, said Armando, who had cautioned them from the beginning to stay out of popular culture and in their own interior worlds. When you are caught up in the world that you did not design as support for your life and the life of earth and people, it is like being caught in someone else's dream or nightmare. Many people exist in their lives in this way. I say exist because it is not really living. It is akin to being suspended in a dream one is having at night, a dream over which one has no control. You are going here and there, seeing this and that person; you do not know or care about them usually, they are just there, on your interior screen. Humankind will not survive if we continue in this way, most of us living lives in which our own life is not the center.