Alice Walker quotes

Inspirational Alice Walker quotes on love, family, value

People come forward and completely change the way others perceive a certain thing. Alice Walker was among them. She was a strong feminist who also presented the term “womanist” to describe “A black feminist or a feminist of color”.

Alice Walker originally Alice Malsenior Tallulah-Kate Walker was born on February 9, 1944, in Eatonton, Georgia US. These powerful Alice Walker quotes are a pathway for anybody who is passionate and determined to follow his/her dreams despite the odds in the way. Alice Walker is a well-known poet, novelist, and short-story writer from America. She penned down the record-breaking novel “The Color Purple” for which she received the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Among countless masterpieces of Alice Walker, one is „Processing the Secret of Joy” which was praised worldwide. For her deep and impactful writing, she received much love and appreciation from all around the globe.

It is said that these sensitive people hold an ocean of wisdom inside them because they’ve seen life and captured its meaning deeply. They don’t overlook certain things or events. They try to find reason and meaning in everything. So if you want to feel the warmth of emotions have a look at these Alice Walker quotes collected below. We are sure it will lit up your day and your life.

  • 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.

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

  • Without money of one’s own in a capitalist society, there is no such thing as independence.

  • Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.

  • She was so quiet. So reflective. And she could erase herself, her spirit, with a swiftness that truly startled, when she knew the people around her could not respect it.

  • Criticism is painful when it's not done with love.

  • War will stop when we no longer praise it, or give it any attention at all. Peace will come wherever it is sincerely invited.

  • It no longer bothers me that I may constantly be searching for father figures; by this time, I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all.

  • Laughter isn't even the other side of tears. It is tears turned inside out. Truly the suffering is great, here on earth. We blunder along, shredded by our mistakes, bludgeoned by our faults. Not having a clue where the dark path leads us. But on the whole, we stumble along bravely, don't you think?

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

  • I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it. People think pleasing God is all God cares about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.

  • Israel is guilty of apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people, both inside Israel and also in the Occupied Territories.

  • I try to teach my heart not to want things it can’t have.

  • When I was 18, I went to the Soviet Union. I kept hearing that America was planning to bomb them - lots of bombs were going to come down on these people. I went there not knowing anything, except that I thought the whole thing was stupid and that I wanted to see who these people were that we were going to bomb.

  • We are the ones we have been waiting for.

  • You bring children into the world. You love them with heart and soul.

  • Clearly older women and especially older women who have led an active life or elder women who successfully maneuver through their own family life have so much to teach us about sharing, patience, and wisdom.

  • The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision of society or one's people that has not previously been taken into account.

  • Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.

  • Resistance is the secret of joy!