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The most common way people give up their power
by Alice Walker

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

Related topics: Motivational Inspirational

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color
purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.
- Alice Walker

Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.
- Alice Walker

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

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

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

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

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

Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender.
- Alice Walker

Expect nothing.
Live frugally on surprise.
- 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

It no longer bothers me that I may be constantly searching for father figures;
by this time,
I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all.
- 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

It's so clear that you have to cherish everyone.
I think that's what I get from these older black women,
that every soul is to be cherished, that every flower Is to bloom.
- Alice Walker

The most important question in the world is,
'Why is the child crying?'
- Alice Walker

Horses make a landscape look beautiful.
- 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

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

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

What the mind doesn't understand, it worships or fears.
- Alice Walker

All History is current; all injustice continues on some level,
somewhere in the world.
- 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

I try to teach my heart not to want things it can't have.
- Alice Walker

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

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

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

There are those who believe Black people possess the
secret of joy and that it is this that will sustain
them through any spiritual or moral or physical devastation.
- Alice Walker

Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you.
Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.
- Alice Walker

People tend to think that life really does progress for everyone eventually,
that people progress, but actually only some people progress.
The rest of the people don't.
- Alice Walker

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

Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me.
- Alice Walker

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

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

Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence.
- Alice Walker

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

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

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

I think we have to own the fears that we have of each other,
and then, in some practical way, some daily way,
figure out how to see people differently than the way we were brought up to.
- Alice Walker

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

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

All partisan movements add to the fullness of our understanding of society as a whole.
They never detract; or, in any case,
one must not allow them to do so.
Experience adds to experience.
- Alice Walker

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

The invariable mark of wisdom is to
see the miraculous in the common.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If one advances confidently
in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live
the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with success
unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- William James

The common denominator for success is work.
- John D. Rockefeller

When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way,
you will command the attention of the world.
- George Washington Carver

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
- Josh Billings

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common.
Celebrate it every day.
- Anonymous

The common denominator of our heroes
is that each set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are old heads in the world
who cannot help me by their example or advice
to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself;
but I believe that it is in my power
to elevate myself this very hour
above the common level of my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.
The ability to direct individual accomplishments
toward organizational objectives.
It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
- Andrew Carnegie

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not;
the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

If you fear making anyone mad,
then you ultimately probe for
the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
- Jimmy Carter

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet.
We all breathe the same air.
We all cherish our children's future.
And we are all mortal.
- John F. Kennedy

I have learned, that if one advances confidently
in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live the life he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

If you advance confidently in the direction of your dreams
and endeavor to leave the life which you have imagined,
you will you will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap
whence everyone must take an equal portion,
most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
- Socrates

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language
that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter

Common looking people are the best in the world:
that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

Society is always taken by surprise
at any new example of common sense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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