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Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter.
by 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 most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Expect nothing.
Live frugally on surprise.
- Alice Walker

Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horses make a landscape look beautiful.
- Alice Walker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you have to have it, it's ego.
If you have to not have it, it's ego.
Hold life lightly and it will deliver what you need
and release what you don't.
- Alan Cohen

I trust my intuition to deliver
powerful visions of my inspired future,
and I empower my intent to
transform those visions into reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dream with Powerful Vision:
I open my mind to Spirit,
and trust my intuition to deliver inspiring visions of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do what you love, love what you do,
and deliver more than you promise.
- Harvey McKay

Opening my mind to Spirit, I trust my intuition to deliver
powerful visions of my inspired future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I open my mind to Spirit, and trust my intuition
to deliver inspiring visions of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Dream with Powerful Intention -
Opening my mind to Spirit, I trust my intuition
to deliver powerful visions of my inspired future,
and I empower my intent to transform those visions into reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I trust my intuition to deliver inspiring visions of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Health care for all Americans is the most pressing domestic issue today.
It's far past time for the President and Congress to
deliver health care to everyone.
- Russ Feingold

I am no longer sure of anything.
If I satiate my desires, I sin but I deliver myself from them;
if I refuse to satisfy them,
they infect the whole soul.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

You do what it takes.
It was on me to deliver.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

He has all those different aspects to him,
so I can more or less decide as a performer how I'm
going to deliver a line in a particular scene,
or play a particular scene in total.
- Paul Darrow

I don't worry about being in a hurry any more,
because my faith in God will always deliver me on time.
- Martha Reeves

Lawsuits - and frivolous lawsuits - are just sapping
the life out of the people who perform the services
and deliver the goods for the rest of the citizenry in the State of Montana.
- Conrad Burns

Businesses often forget about the culture,
and ultimately, they suffer for it because you can't
deliver good service from unhappy employees.
- Tony Hsieh

If you wish to be a success in the world,
promise everything, deliver nothing.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

O Lord, deliver me from the man of excellent intention and impure heart:
for the heart is deceitful above all things,
and desperately wicked.
- T. S. Eliot

Others may make you promises, once again,
and then election after election not deliver.
We will not do this.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

The audience wants to be attracted not by the critics,
but by a great story.
You must deliver to the audience emotion -
and when I say emotion,
I mean suspense, drama, love.
- Dino De Laurentiis

For years governments have been promising more than they can deliver,
and delivering more than they can afford.
- Paul Martin

It's about what happens on stage, whether we can deliver
it in a hungry way that is who we are in our hearts.
- Nikki Sixx

Courteousness is consideration for others;
politeness is the method used to deliver such considerations.
- Bryant H. McGill

Lord, deliver me from the man who never makes a mistake,
and also from the man who makes the same mistake twice.
- William J. Mayo

Lord Chancellor, did I deliver the speech well? I am glad of that,
for there was nothing in it.
- George III

China's ability to deliver nuclear warheads on American cities is expanding.
- Lee H. Hamilton

The point of an experiment is not to arrive at a predetermined end point,
to prove or disprove anything, but to deliver a poem
that reveals much about the process taken.
- John Barton

Every single thing you see on-screen came out of somebody's creativity.
It doesn't exist.
Nature didn't deliver it to us.
Everything had to be dreamed.
- Jeffrey Katzenberg

The human brain is a wonderful organ.
It starts to work as soon as you are born and doesn't
stop until you get up to deliver a speech.
- George Jessel


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