Alice Walker Quotes

Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Categories: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
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no-person-is-your-friend-who-demands-your-silence-or-denies-your-right-to-grow
in-search-of-my-mothers-garden-i-found-my-own
in-nature-nothing-is-perfect-and-everything-is-perfect-trees-can-be-contorted-bent-in-weird-ways-and-theyre-still-beautiful
the-most-common-way-people-give-up-their-power-is-by-thinking-they-dont-have-any
whenever-you-are-creating-beauty-around-you-you-are-restoring-your-own-soul
people-do-not-wish-to-appear-foolish-to-avoid-the-appearance-of-foolishness-they-are-willing-to-remain-actually-fools
is-solace-anywhere-more-comforting-than-in-the-arms-of-a-sister
horses-make-a-landscape-look-beautiful
the-quietly-pacifist-peaceful-always-die-to-make-room-for-men-who-shout
womanist-is-to-feminist-as-purple-is-to-lavender
my-mother-had-handed-down-respect-for-the-possibilities-and-the-will-to-grasp-them
is-solace-anywhere-more-comforting-than-that-in-the-arms-of-a-sister
activism-is-my-rent-for-living-on-this-planet
what-the-mind-doesnt-understand-it-worships-or-fears
im-always-amazed-that-people-will-actually-choose-to-sit-in-front-of-the-television-and-just-be-savaged-by-stuff-that-belittles-their-intelligence
nature-has-a-funny-way-of-breaking-what-does-not-bend
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not-everyones-life-is-what-they-make-it-some-peoples-life-is-what-other-people-make-it-alice-walker
life-is-abundant-life-is-beautiful-and-its-good-place-that-were-all-in-you-know-on-this-earth-if-we-take-care-it-alice-walker
in-our-particular-society-it-is-narrowed-narrowing-view-life-that-often-wins-alice-walker
this-life-soon-be-over-i-say-heaven-last-all-ways-alice-walker
im-pore-im-black-i-may-be-ugly-cant-cook-voice-say-to-everything-listening-but-im-here-alice-walker
my-life-is-not-to-be-somebody-elses-impact-you-know-what-i-mean-alice-walker
the-only-way-to-solace-anyone-who-loved-you-in-life-is-to-be-good-memory-alice-walker
every-soul-is-to-be-cherished-every-flower-is-to-bloom-alice-walker
Here's the thing, say Shug. The thing I believe. 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. And sometimes it just manifest itself even if you not looking, or don't know what you looking for. Trouble do it for most folks, I think. Sorrow, lord. Feeling like shit. It? I ast. Yeah, It. God ain't a he or a she, but a It. But what do it look like? I ast. Don't look like nothing, she say. It ain't a picture show. It ain't something you can look at apart from anything else, including yourself. 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. Shug a beautiful something, let me tell you. She frown a little, look out cross the yard, lean back in her chair, look like a big rose. She say, My first step from the old white man was trees. Then air. Then birds. Then other people. But one day when I was sitting quiet and feeling like a motherless child, which I was, it come to me: that feeling of being part of everything, not separate at all. I knew that if I cut a tree, my arm would bleed. And I laughed and I cried and I run all around the house. I knew just what it was. In fact, when it happen, you can't miss it. It sort of like you know what, she say, grinning and rubbing high up on my thigh. Shug! I say. Oh, she say. God love all them feelings. That's some of the best stuff God did. And when you know God loves 'em you enjoys 'em a lot more. You can just relax, go with everything that's going, and praise God by liking what you like. God don't think it dirty? I ast. Naw, she say. God made it. Listen, God love everything you love? and a mess of stuff you don't. But more than anything else, God love admiration. You saying God vain? I ast. Naw, she say. Not vain, just wanting to share a good thing. I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it. What it do when it pissed off? I ast. Oh, it make something else. 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. Yeah? I say. Yeah, she say. It always making little surprises and springing them on us when us least expect. You mean it want to be loved, just like the bible say. Yes, Celie, she say. Everything want to be loved. 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? Well, us talk and talk bout God, but I'm still adrift. Trying to chase that old white man out of my head. I been so busy thinking bout him I never truly notice nothing God make. Not a blade of corn (how it do that?) not the color purple (where it come from?). Not the little wildflowers. Nothing. Now that my eyes opening, I feels like a fool. Next to any little scrub of a bush in my yard, Mr. ____s evil sort of shrink. But not altogether. Still, it is like Shug say, You have to git man off your eyeball, before you can see anything a'tall. Man corrupt everything, say Shug. He on your box of grits, in your head, and all over the radio. He try to make you think he everywhere. Soon as you think he everywhere, you think he God. But he ain't. Whenever you trying to pray, and man plop himself on the other end of it, tell him to git lost, say Shug. Conjure up flowers, wind, water, a big rock. But this hard work, let me tell you. He been there so long, he don't want to budge. He threaten lightening, floods and earthquakes. Us fight. I hardly pray at all. Every time I conjure up a rock, I throw it. Amen

Alice Walker
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The world is changing, I said. It is no longer a world just for boys and men. Our women are respected here, said the father. We would never let them tramp the world as American women do. There is always someone to look after the Olinka woman. A father. An uncle. A brother or nephew. Do not be offended, Sister Nettie, but our people pity women such as you who are cast out, we know not from where, into a world unknown to you, where you must struggle all alone, for yourself. So I am an object of pity and contempt, I thought, to men and women alike. Furthermore, said Tashi's father, we are not simpletons. We understand that there are places in the world where women live differently from the way our women do, but we do not approve of this different way for our children. But life is changing, even in Olinka, I said. We are here. He spat on the ground. What are you? Three grownups and two children. In the rainy season some of you will probably die. You people do not last long in our climate. If you do not die, you will be weakened by illness. Oh, yes. We have seen it all before. You Christians come here, try hard to change us, get sick and go back to England, or wherever you come from. Only the trader on the coast remains, and even he is not the same white man, year in and year out. We know because we send him women. Tashi is very intelligent, I said. She could be a teacher. A nurse. She could help the people in the village. There is no place here for a woman to do those things, he said. Then we should leave, I said. Sister Corrine and I. No, no, he said. Teach only the boys? I asked. Yes, he said, as if my question was agreement. There is a way that the men speak to women that reminds me too much of Pa. They listen just long enough to issue instructions. They don't even look at women when women are speaking. They look at the ground and bend their heads toward the ground. The women also do not 'look in a man's face' as they say. To 'look in a man's face' is a brazen thing to do. They look instead at his feet or his knees.

Alice Walker
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