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It is healthier, in any case, to write for the adults
by 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 most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horses make a landscape look beautiful.
- Alice Walker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Expect nothing.
Live frugally on surprise.
- Alice Walker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Each day, I am healthier, younger,
stronger, more comfortable,
and more joyful than the day before.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Adopting a new healthier lifestyle can involve changing
diet to include more fresh fruit and vegetables as
well as increasing levels of exercise.
- Linford Christie

We are keeping healthier and living longer and I am
a good example of someone who is in the Age Concern
bracket but is still working and keeping active.
- Susan Hampshire

We all want to look younger, become stronger and healthier and live longer.
- Suzanne Fields

I've never been to the websites.
It's a lot healthier for me to keep out of the conversations about me.
- Fiona Apple

There's a way of dealing with hardships that are healthier than going out.
That's what I've learned.
- Lindsay Lohan

Modern medical advances have helped millions of people live longer,
healthier lives.
We owe these improvements to decades of investment in medical research.
- Ike Skelton

Some people are naturally thin and some people are naturally heavier.
It doesn't mean that bigger is healthier,
or much thinner is healthier, it's on an individual basis.
- Geri Halliwell

Since Elizabeth, I certainly live a healthier lifestyle.
- Evan Dando

The studies indicate that focusing our attention on someone else,
takes our mind off of our own problems.
We stay healthier and thereby live longer.
- Allen Klein

I feel that it is healthier to look out at the world
through a window than through a mirror.
Otherwise, all you see is yourself and whatever is behind you.
- Bill Withers

We all know that girls who compete in sports perform better in school,
are physically healthier and have a stronger self-esteem.
- Louise Slaughter

We are shaping young kids to be leaders in their communities
and also to be healthier.
- Brandi Chastain

Higher ceilings allow the use indirect lighting,
which is much healthier and reduces glare.
- Helmut Jahn

My experience as a school nurse taught me that we need
to make a concerted effort,
all of us, to increase physical fitness activity among
our children and to encourage all Americans to adopt
a healthier diet that includes fruits and vegetables,
but there is more.
- Lois Capps

I have been following a vegan diet now since the 1980s,
and find it not only healthier, but also much more
attractive than the chunks of meat that were on my plate as a child.
- Neal Barnard

It's your body and you're going to have a much better life,
you are going to have a quality life,
better lifestyle, you're going to be healthier,
you're going to be happier, you're going to enjoy the
people around you and they're going to enjoy you more.
- Mike Ditka

Our society has changed in unforeseeable ways since
Social Security was created.
For example, we are living longer, healthier,
and more productive lives and while this is all great news,
this has also placed added pressure on America's retirement system.
- Norm Coleman

And I thought I would just share with you what science
says today about silicone breast implants.
If you have them, you're healthier than if you don't.
In fact, there's no science that shows that silicone
breast implants are detrimental and,
in fact, they make you healthier.
- Tom Coburn

Our errors are surely not such awfully solemn things.
In a world where we are so certain to incur them in
spite of all our caution,
a certain lightness of heart seems healthier than this
excessive nervousness on their behalf.
- William James

You have no idea how promising the world begins to
look once you have decided to have it all for yourself.
And how much healthier your decisions are once they become entirely selfish.
- Anita Brookner

As a social good, I think privacy is greatly overrated
because privacy basically means concealment.
People conceal things in order to fool other people about them.
They want to appear healthier than they are,
smarter, more honest and so forth.
- Richard Posner

The current health crisis, however, is a little more
the work of the evil empire.
We were told, we were assured, that the more meat and
dairy and poultry we ate,
the healthier we'd be.
- Mark Bittman

We all recognize that in recent decades,
many important achievements have helped create a cleaner,
healthier environment, yet our national needs in environmental
health are not being fully met.
- Samuel Wilson

I feel a lot healthier when I'm having sex.
Physically.
I feel all these jitters when I wake up in the morning.
Just energy jitters.
I take vitamins, I work out every day.
When I'm having sex, I don't have that.
- Alyssa Milano

Everybody needs a way out of that pain.
Many people choose drugs and alcohol.
Some people obsessively exercise or develop strange dietary habits,
which is what I did.
At least it got me toward a path of healthier living.
- Mariel Hemingway

Between richer and poorer classes in a free country
a mutually respecting antagonism is much healthier
than pity on the one hand and dependence on the other,
as is, perhaps, the next best thing to fraternal feeling.
- Charles Horton Cooley

People who believe they have the power to exercise
some measure of control over their lives are healthier,
more effective and more successful than those who lack
faith in their ability to effect changes in their lives.
- Albert Bandura


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