Alice Walker Quotes

Most popular Alice Walker Quotes

I am an expression of the divine.
— Alice Walker
The more I wonder, the more I love.
— Alice Walker
Time moves slowly, but passes quickly.

time

Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors.

tea

Nobody's as powerful as we make them out to be.

power

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

mother mothers and daughters

Never Offer Your Heart to Someone who Eats Hearts.
— Alice Walker

heart

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

understanding

Is solace anywhere
more comforting
than in the arms
of sisters?

sisters

But I don't know how to fight. All I know how to do is stay alive.
Unbelief is a terrible thing. And so is the hurt we cause others unknowingly.

beliefs

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

feminism power

I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.
— Alice Walker
I am afraid of people
who cannot cry
Tears left unshed
turn to poison
in the ducts.

tears

The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God, is innate.
— Alice Walker

God

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

religion

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

God

I'm pore, I'm black, I may be ugly and can't cook, a voice say to everything listening. But I'm here.
Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.
— Alice Walker

happiness

We are together, my child and I. Mother and child, yes, but sisters really, against whatever denies us all that we are.
— Alice Walker
People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they were willing to remain actually fools.
— Alice Walker

foolishness

People think pleasing God is all God care about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.

God

God is inside you and inside everybody else. You come into the world with God. But only them that search for it inside find it.

God

Anyhow, I say, the God I been praying and writing to is a man. And act just like all the other mens I know. Trifling, forgitful and lowdown.

God

No person is your friend (or kin) who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow and be perceived as fully blossomed as you were intended.
— Alice Walker
I'm always amazed that people will actually choose to sit in front of the television and just be savaged by stuff that belittles their intelligence.

television

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for whites or women for men.

animals

I believe God is everything, say Shug. Everything that is or ever was or ever will be. And when you can feel that, and be happy to feel that, you've found It.

God

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the colour 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.

God

She say, Celie, tell the truth, have you ever found God in church? I never did. I just found a bunch of folks hoping for him to show. Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me. And I think all the other folks did too. They come to church to share God, not find God.

church God

I think us here to wonder, myself. To wonder. To ask. And that in wondering bout the big things and asking bout the big things, you learn about the little ones, almost by accident. But you never know nothing more about the big things than you start out with. The more I wonder, he say, the more I love.

wonder