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

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

Related topics: Power

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horses make a landscape look beautiful.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

Existence needs you.
Without you, something will be missing
in existence and nobody can replace it.
Thats what gives you dignity,
that the whole existence will miss you.
- Osho

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
- Dave Barry

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment
before starting to improve the world.
- Anne Frank

An error does not become truth
by reason of multiplied propagation,
nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nobody cares how much you know,
until they know how much you care.
- attributed to Theodore Roosevelt, among others,
but probably earlier and anonymous

Nobody has ever asked the nuclear family to live
all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support,
we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

I have a great deal of company in the house,
especially in the morning when nobody calls.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nobody, as long as he moves about
among the chaotic currents of life,
is without trouble.
- Carl Jung

One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
- Mother Teresa

Nobody really believes in equality anyway.
- Warren Farrell

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets,
how much the heart can hold.
- Zelda Fitzgerald

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.
- Carl Sandburg

Where large sums of money are concerned,
it is advisable to trust nobody.
- Agatha Christie

Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons.
Science is used to raise money for the expeditions,
but you really climb for the hell of it.
- Edmund Hillary

Nobody roots for Goliath.
- Wilt Chamberlain

Nobody ever gets to see what could have been.
- the 2010 movie Charlie St. Cloud

Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career.
- Sam Ewing

Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way.
This happens to us all the time with computers,
and nobody thinks of complaining.
- Jef Raskin

The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description;
one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.
- Lord Chesterfield


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