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Horses make a landscape look beautiful. ...
by Alice Walker

Horses make a landscape look beautiful.
- Alice Walker

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

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

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

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

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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

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect.
Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways,
and they're still beautiful.
- Alice Walker

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

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

Expect nothing.
Live frugally on surprise.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 can make more generals, but horses cost money.
- Abraham Lincoln

I loved to get all dusty and ride horses and plant potatoes and cotton.
- Dorothy Malone

It's thrilling.
There's birth and death and frustration and victory in raising horses.
It's like a little microcosm of life is built into
the short lives of these creatures.
- John Phillips

We sometime didn't get enough to buy oats for our horses.
Most banks had very little money in them.
- Frank James

When I was in my twenties, it felt like I was riding wild horses,
and I was hoping I didn't go over a cliff.
- Chaka Khan

Think of me as the weathered sheriff coming back into
Dodge 'cause the youngsters are shooting up the church
and scaring the horses and not doing right by the women.
- Frank Miller

And I ride horses, swim, do a lot of reading,
writing.
- Casper Van Dien

But in the east the sky was pale and through the gray
woods came lanterns with wagons and horses,
bringing Grandpa and Grandma and aunts and uncles and cousins.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

I have four dogs, four horses, a cat,
and a bunch of wild frogs.
- Daryl Hannah

If wishes were fishes we'd all be throwing nets.
If wishes were horses we'd all ride.
- Douglas Horton

I represent a district in Nevada, a state that is home
to more wild horses than all other states combined.
- Jon Porter

They were conspiring to desert us in the night and
steal some of our horses...
we engaged a spy.
- Zebulon Pike

Horses and mules, and even sail cars,
made more rapid progress than did the earliest locomotive.
- John Moody

A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
- Ovid

I have two Iceland horses, a very hairy dog called Looney,
and a guinea pig.
- Cornelia Funke

I go about looking at horses and cattle.
They eat grass, make love, work when they have to,
bear their young.
I am sick with envy of them.
- Sherwood Anderson

The only sport I'm not interested in is horse racing.
That's because I don't know the horses personally.
- Nat King Cole

It would take wild horses to get me to talk.
- Gene Scott

My saddle horses are my friends.
My dogs are my friends.
- Wilford Brimley

After an unremitting and severe labour of two days,
we returned to our old encampment with the loss of some of my horses,
and my men excessively fatigued.
- William Henry Ashley

You'll probably get three horses and you have to draw a good buckin' horse.
That's mighty tough.
- Chris LeDoux

I've had quarter horses for the last 18 years.
- Bruce Boxleitner

I love to ride horses, hike in the woods with Juliette and appraise Longhorns.
- Janine Turner

I also derive a great deal of pleasure from horses and dogs...
the ocean...
and love.
- William Shatner

We gathered all the stock we could find,
and made an attempt to move.
We left many of our horses and cattle in Wallowa.
We lost several hundred in crossing the river.
- Chief Joseph

The first movie I appeared in was Carry On Cowboy,
though not as an actor.
I was just riding horses.
- Richard O'Brien

You don't need a pack of wild horses to learn how to make a sandwich.
- Phil McGraw

I have horses, I drive a truck, and I wear cowboy boots.
First I'm a Texan.
- Henry Thomas


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