Alice Walker Quotes.
Look closely at the present you are constructing: it should look like the future you are dreaming.
You cannot see the changes that you’re dreaming about, because they’re internal.
I don’t generally read reviews.
Some people are painters, and some are ballet dancers, and I’m a writer.
We must begin seeing other creatures as equal. Existence makes us all equal.
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.
In every life there comes a point when you have to make a decision about how you will live.
I cry so much less than I used to. I used to be one of the most teary people.
What the mind doesn’t understand, it worships or fears.
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?
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.
I just think cities are unnatural, basically. I know there are people who live happily in them, and I have cities that I love, too. But it’s a disaster that we have moved so far from nature.
Wherever I have knocked, a door has opened. Wherever I have wandered, a path has appeared.
Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.
I know black people love the idea that we finally have a beautiful, good-looking black president. But if he is doing awful things to us, we should wake up.
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.