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I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color
by 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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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

In search of my mother's garden, I found my own.
- 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

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

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Life is better than death, I believe,
if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Expect nothing.
Live frugally on surprise.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Horses make a landscape look beautiful.
- 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

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

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

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

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower


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