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Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets,
by 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 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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Expect nothing.
Live frugally on surprise.
- 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dance Lightly With Life:
Today is your day to
dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
soar your spirit,
unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows and butterflies out to play,
soar your spirit, and unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to Spread Wing and Soar.
Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

Always Sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Own Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Life is a song - sing it.
Life is a game - play it.
Life is a challenge - meet it.
Life is a dream - realize it.
Life is a sacrifice - offer it.
Life is love - enjoy it.
- Sai Baba

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
May your essence be the nectar of the open blossom of your joy.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole
for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast
and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat -
dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I Sing Wild Songs Of Adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know the power of choice.
Fly life on free wings,
and sing to its glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I won't give up 'til goats sing and walruses fly.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
invite rainbows & butterflies out to play,
soar my spirit, and unfurl my joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our opportunity is to visualize a kinder world.
To sing glad songs of tomorrow -
imagining a world of love -
of the whole world filled with love.
To offer our hand... often.
To breathe deeply and honor ourselves.
To pause and contemplate... just because.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I celebrate myself, and sing myself.
- Walt Whitman

Be an Original, smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat, dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Indifferent to whether your mood is grumpy or cheerful,
Nature always sings her passionate song of joyful celebration.
You can never stop the happy song of life,
so join the celebration -
sing along, dance, make love,
smile your biggest smile, and cheer on God's music.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't love someone for their looks,
or their clothes, or for their fancy car,
but because they sing a song only you can hear.
- Anonymous


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