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By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Walker

I think that indigenous women's wisdom is crucial. So much of the care of the Earth has come from the mothers. I think it's imperative we turn to their wisdom in how to take care of the planet.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Walker

Whoever you are, whatever you are, start with that, whether salt of the earth or only white sugar.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Walker

This could be our revolution: to love what is plentiful as much as what's scarce.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Walker

You can love yourself spiritually, physically-in almost any way that anybody else can.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Alice Walker

Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognize that growth is happening. We may feel hostile or angry or weepy and hysterical, or we may feel depressed. It would never occur to us, unless we stumbled on a book or a person who explained to us, that we were in fact in the process of change, of actually becoming larger, spiritually, than we were before. Whenever we grow, we tend to feel it, as a young seed must feel the weight and inertia of the earth as it seeks to break out of its shell on its way to becoming a plant. Often the feeling is anything but pleasant. But what is most unpleasant is the not knowing what is happening. Those long periods when something inside ourselves seems to be waiting, holding its breath, unsure about what the next step should be, eventually become the periods we wait for, for it is in those periods that we realize that we are being prepared for the next phase of our life and that, in all probability, a new level of the personality is about to be revealed.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Walker

All these faces look happy enough, say Shug. Big and beefy. Eyes clear and innocent, like they don't know them other crooks on the front page. But they the same folks, she say.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Walker

Revolt is the mirror in which greed is forced to see itself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Walker

Oh, Celie, unbelief is a terrible thing. And so is the hurt we cause others unknowingly.

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

Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week.

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

Is solace anywhere more comforting than that in the arms of a sister.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Walker

In my work and in myself I reflect black people, women and men, as I reflect others. One day even the most self-protective ones will look into the mirror I provide and not be afraid.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Walker

I started writing as a child. But I didn't think of myself, actually writing until I was in college. And I had gone to Africa as a sophomore or something, no maybe junior and wrote a book of poems. And that was my beginning. I published that book.

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 13 Sep

Alice Walker

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Walker

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.

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 13 Sep

Alice Walker

I am not convinced that men and women were ever meant to share the same house, though some people can do it beautifully.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Walker

You can just keep going and going and going, and you never get to the end of it because there is no end. The ending is a beginning. If you feel like that, then you accept that wherever you have to stop on this journey, you continue in some other form somewhere else.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Walker

...there is no resistance to the idea that what is foreign can be known. Can be understood. Can be held in the embrace of love that holds the Universe. Given this Earth on which we live and grow, given its beauty and generosity, its majesty and comfort, how can one doubt that one is loved? That in fact there is an abundance, not a scarcity of love? It is all anyone ever wants, really, I believe, and it is all around us as we starve.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Walker

I write not only what I want to read...I write all the things I should have been able to read.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Alice Walker

To acknowledge our ancestors means we are aware that we did not make ourselves...We remember them because it is an easy thing to forget: that we are not the first to suffer, rebel, fight, love, and die.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Alice Walker

Você sabe, todo mundo é capaz de aprender um pouco, cedo ou tarde. Tudo o que é preciso fazer é viver.

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'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?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Walker

People are called 'stars' not only because they shine... because the qualities they exemplify are... eternal. We are attracted to their sparkle, their warmth, their light, but they will be forever distant from us. So distant we can never quite believe our inseparability. Never quite believe that we are also composed of the light they have.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Walker

Well, sometime Mr —— git on me pretty hard. I have to talk to Old Maker. But he my husband. I shrug my shoulders. This life soon be over, I say. Heaven last all ways. You ought to bash Mr —— head open, she say. Think bout heaven later.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Alice Walker

When we have pleaded for understanding, our character has been distorted; when we have asked for simple caring, we have been handed empty inspirational appellations, then stuck in a far corner. When we have asked for love, we have been given children. In short, even our plainer gifts, our labors of fidelity and love, have been knocked down our throats.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Walker

'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Walker

I think colors are miraculous. We live in a universe that is extremely creative and magical. We become happier as we appreciate these things in nature.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Walker

I always have felt that elders are really important. I think it's because, in my little Southern black culture, elders really were respected. Everybody listened to them. They may not have agreed - that's a whole different story - but they would totally listen and consider what the elder had to say.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Alice Walker

When it is all too much; when the news is so bad meditation itself feels useless, and a single life feels too small a stone to offer on the altar of Peace, find a Human Sunrise. Find those people who are committed to changing our scary reality. Human sunrises are happening all over the earth, at every moment. People gathering, people working to change the intolerable, people coming in their robes and sandals or in their rags and bare feet, and they are singing, or not, and they are chanting, or not. But they are working to bring peace, light, compassion, to the infinitely frightening downhill slide of Human life.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Alice Walker

They be marching hand in hand, like going to war.

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 13 Sep

Alice Walker

I don't know nothing, I think. And glad of it.

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

Poetry, I have discovered, is always unexpected and always as faithful and honest as dreams.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Walker

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alice Walker

To grow, to become spiritually alive, and vibrant, you really have to struggle. Without struggle, you do not move at all...I would appreciate it if readers who come to my work would try very, very, very hard not to think narrowly as we are taught to think in America.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Walker

Love is big; love can hold anger, love can even hold hatred. It's about the intention of what you want it to do.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Alice Walker

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

By Anonym 19 Sep

Alice Walker

We do not admire their president. We know why the White House is white. We do not find their children irresistible; We do not agree they should inherit the earth.

By Anonym 16 Sep

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 ast. Yeah, It. God ain't a he or a she, but a It. But what do it look like? I ast. 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 can feel that, and be happy to feel that, you've found It. Shug a beautiful something, let me tell you. She frown a little, look out cross the yard, lean back in her chair, look like a big rose. She say, My first step from the old white man was trees. Then air. Then birds. Then other people. But one day when I was sitting quiet and feeling like a motherless child, which I was, it come to me: that feeling of being part of everything, not separate at all. I knew that if I cut a tree, my arm would bleed. And I laughed and I cried and I run all around the house. I knew just what it was. In fact, when it happen, you can't miss it. It sort of like you know what, she say, grinning and rubbing high up on my thigh. Shug! I say. Oh, she say. God love all them feelings. That's some of the best stuff God did. And when you know God loves 'em you enjoys 'em a lot more. You can just relax, go with everything that's going, and praise God by liking what you like. God don't think it dirty? I ast. Naw, she say. God made it. 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. Yeah? I say. Yeah, she say. It always making little surprises and springing them on us when us least expect. You mean it want to be loved, just like the bible say. Yes, Celie, she say. Everything want to be loved. 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? Well, us talk and talk bout God, but I'm still adrift. Trying to chase that old white man out of my head. I been so busy thinking bout him I never truly notice nothing God make. Not a blade of corn (how it do that?) not the color purple (where it come from?). Not the little wildflowers. Nothing. Now that my eyes opening, I feels like a fool. Next to any little scrub of a bush in my yard, Mr. ____s evil sort of shrink. But not altogether. Still, it is like Shug say, You have to git man off your eyeball, before you can see anything a'tall. 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 flowers, wind,water, a big rock. But this hard work, let me tell you. He been there so long, he don't want to budge. He threaten lightening, floods and earthquakes. Us fight. I hardly pray at all. Every time I conjure up a rock, I throw it. Amen

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Walker

I have a lot of faith in us. I have a lot of faith in humanity. It's based, though, on my own life; I've come too far to be a pessimist.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Walker

In the far upper corner of my altar is a photo of Joan Crawford in her most fierce Mommy Dearest mode, just to remind me of some of the cost of everyone's hard-earned sweetness and light.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Walker

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

By Anonym 18 Sep

Alice Walker

Sofia the kind of woman no matter what she have in her hand she make it look like a weapon.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Alice Walker

Why should the killers of the world be "the future" and not us?