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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you.
Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.
- Alice Walker

Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors.
- 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

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

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

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 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

Horses make a landscape look beautiful.
- 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

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 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

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

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

Expect nothing.
Live frugally on surprise.
- Alice Walker

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

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

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

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

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

Nonetheless, do I have respect for people who believe
in the hereafter? Of course I do.
I might add, perhaps even a touch of envy too,
because of the solace.
- Studs Terkel

Books are a real solace, friendships are good but action is better than all.
- John Burns

I took solace in my relationship with God who,
along with my dog, was my best friend growing up.
- Lisa Bonet

So people have been hurting and I understand that.
And it doesn't give them comfort or solace for me to tell them,
you know, but for me, we would be in a worldwide depression.
- Harry Reid

I don't consider myself to be a major talent,
so the only solace I can take is to hope I'm growing.
- Paul Simon

It's hard to say what drives a three year-old,
but I think I had a sense that nature was my solace,
and nature was a place in which there was beauty,
in which there was order.
- Story Musgrave

It's the safety valve of middle life,
and the solace of age.
- Mary Roberts Rinehart

If solace is any sort of succor to someone,
that is sufficient.
I believe in the faith of people, whatever faith they may have.
- Studs Terkel

Writing is the supreme solace.
- W. Somerset Maugham

With eye upraised his master's looks to scan,
The joy, the solace, and the aid of man;
The rich man's guardian,
and the poor man's friend, The only creature faithful to the end.
- George Crabbe

You can talk about movies all you want,
but I have this porcelain fetish.
I've had it since I was a kid, because there were so many kids in my family,
the only place I had any solace was in the bathroom.
- Linda Fiorentino

As years passed away I have formed the habit of looking
back upon that former self as upon another person,
the remembrance of whose emotions has been a solace
in adversity and added zest to the enjoyment of prosperity.
- Simon Newcomb

Solace is my favorite song.
It was the last song we wrote for the record.
It was right when we really started to mesh as far
as music goes and we started really connecting with each other.
- Brandon Thomas

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

It is no use walking anywhere to preach
unless our walking is our preaching.
- St. Francis of Assisi

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone
who is more deserving of your
love and affection than you are yourself,
and that person is not to be found anywhere.
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe
deserve your love and affection.
- The Buddha

My coat and I live comfortably together.
It has assumed all my wrinkles, does not hurt me anywhere,
has moulded itself on my deformities,
and is complacent to all my movements,
and I only feel its presence because it keeps me warm.
Old coats and old friends are the same thing.
- Victor Hugo

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere,
and many of us will have to pass
through the valley of the shadow of death
again and again before we reach
the mountaintop of our desires.
- Nelson Mandela

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sir, I am no sycophant or worshipper of power anywhere.
- Benjamin F. Wade

To live anywhere in the world today and be against
equality because of race or color is like living in
Alaska and being against snow.
- William Faulkner

The artist's world is limitless.
It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away.
It is always on his doorstep.
- Paul Strand

True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
- Clarence Darrow

A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.
- Joyce A. Myers

We build buildings which are terribly restless.
And buildings don't go anywhere.
They shouldn't be restless.
- Minoru Yamasaki

You can never get silence anywhere nowadays,
have you noticed?
- Bryan Ferry

There is a single light of science, and to brighten
it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
- Isaac Asimov


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