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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Expect nothing.
Live frugally on surprise.
- Alice Walker

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Writing is a dance with the uncertainties of language.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

Do you have a plan for your life?
If not, allocate some time today to sit quietly
with pen and paper to begin writing your life plan -
what you want to accomplish with your life,
and what projects will support your goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

LOVE LETTERS TO YOURSELF
This is taken from a love letter (a gentle reminder)
I wrote to myself recently.
Live in your joy today.
Be authentic. Love yourself. First.
Love others from your own abundance.
Life Changes. Circumstances change.
Sometimes you try to fit your old way
of being into new circumstances
rather than becoming new yourself.
Embrace transformation as an opportunity.
And keep on writing love letters to yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

For my part, I consider that it will be found much better
by all parties to leave the past to history,
especially as I propose to write that history myself.
- Winston Churchill

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.
- Laurie Anderson

The digital revolution is far more significant than
the invention of writing or even of printing.
- Douglas Engelbart

We do not need to proselytize
either by our speech or by our writing.
We can only do so really with our lives.
Let our lives be open books for all to study.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you can't annoy somebody with what you write,
I think there's little point in writing.
- Kingsley Amis

Nothing goes by luck in composition.
It allows of no tricks.
The best you can write will be the best you are.
- Henry David Thoreau

I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career.
I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party,
what my son was writing.
I was thinking about Legos.
- Jill Clayburgh

Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought?
- Joan Didion

My overnight success was really 15 years in the making.
I'd been writing songs since I was 6 and playing in
bands and performing since I was 14.
- Lisa Loeb

I think if the writing comes too easily,
it shows - it's usually hard to read.
- Tracy Kidder

There are no rules to writing a song.
- Randy Castillo

I think people become consumed with selling a book
when they need to be consumed with writing it.
- Ann Patchett

I've been writing songs since I was 14 years old,
and that's my true love.
- Rick Springfield

Robert Jordan, whether he's writing with passion or not,
I don't know.
- Terri Windling

Poetry is something that happens in universities,
in creative writing programs or in English departments.
- Mark Strand

So that's the dissenter's hope: that they are writing
not for today but for tomorrow.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I think that it's more likely that in my 60s and 70s
I will be writing poetry rather than fiction.
- Robert Morgan

Writing a book is a very lonely business.
You are totally cut off from the rest of the world,
submerged in your obsessions and memories.
- Mario Vargas Llosa

In a chemistry class there was a guy sitting in front
of me doing what looked like a jigsaw puzzle or some
really weird kind of thing.
He told me he was writing a computer program.
- Jon Postel

Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever
devised for sins committed in previous lives.
The English reading public explains the reason why.
- James Joyce

I got a scholarship to Seattle University and I was
writing arrangements for singers and everybody.
But the music course was too dry and I really wanted to get away from home.
- Quincy Jones

I really enjoy the therapeutic value of writing songs.
- Shannon Hoon

The software patent problem is not limited to Mono.
Software patents affect everyone writing software today.
- Miguel de Icaza

I got done writing Ports of Call and suddenly realized
I have far too much material for the book.
- Jack Vance


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