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Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.


Alice Walker

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I think that I do feel that my nature is to express what this self, this particular self at this tim...
ALICE WALKER
For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down fears of today so that t...
ALICE WALKER
I think we have to own the fears that we have of each other, and then, in some practical way, some...
ALICE WALKER
The sight of a Black nun strikes their sentimentality; and, as I am unalterably rooted in native gro...
ALICE WALKER
A good model of how to 'work with the enemy' internally is presented by the Dalai Lama, in h...
ALICE WALKER
I think that wealthy white people would like to have a country that resembles the Fifties, when all ...
ALICE WALKER
I think we have to own the fears that we have of each other, and then, in some practical way, some d...
ALICE WALKER
Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me.
ALICE WALKER
Women have to be extremely careful about choosing something that they consider an act of defiance th...
ALICE WALKER
I can easily imagine Obama sitting down and talking to any leader - or any person - in the world, wi...
ALICE WALKER
The most important question in the world is, 'Why is the child crying?'
ALICE WALKER
I used to meditate all the time in bed. That was when I was raising my daughter, and I'd get her...
ALICE WALKER
I want the Israeli government to be made accountable for its behaviour to the Palestinians, and I wa...
ALICE WALKER
...have you ever found God in church? I never did. I just found a bunch of folks hoping for him to s...
ALICE WALKER
If you're silent for a long time, people just arrive in your mind.
ALICE WALKER
My mother was very strong. Once, she picked up a coconut and smashed it against my father's head...
ALICE WALKER
For me, I used to be shy towards journalism because it wasn't poetry. And then I realized that t...
ALICE WALKER
I’m mad about the waste that happens when people who love each other can’t even bring themselves...
ALICE WALKER
Everything want to be loved.
ALICE WALKER
They were women then My mama's generation Husky of voice Stout of step With fists as well as Hands H...
ALICE WALKER
It is healthier, in any case, to write for the adults one's children will become than for the childr...
ALICE WALKER
It all I can do not to cry. I make myself wood I say to myself, Celie, you a tree. That's how I come...
ALICE WALKER
All these faces look happy enough, say Shug. Big and beefy. Eyes clear and innocent, like they don't...
ALICE WALKER
Sucking up to the biggies won't get us anywhere.
ALICE WALKER
Time moves slowly, but passes quickly.
ALICE WALKER
She standing there looking me straight in the eye. She look tired and her jaws full of air.
I s...
ALICE WALKER
His little whistle sound like it lost way down a jar, and the jar in the bottom of the creek. P. 64
ALICE WALKER
Like I said...fine with me.
ALICE WALKER
The more I wonder, the more I love.
ALICE WALKER
I really appreciate the many neighbourhoods of Berkeley. There is still the butcher, the baker and t...
ALICE WATERS
She walks--the lady of my delight-- A sheperdess of sheep. Her flocks are thoughts. She keeps...
ALICE MEYNELL
Those children who are beaten will in turn give beatings, those who are intimidated will be intimida...
ALICE MILLER
First, kids should be involved in the production of their own food. They have to get their hands in ...
ALICE WATERS
To me, it was shocking that a government of men could look with such extreme contempt on a movement ...
ALICE PAUL
It was also my experience at Hull-House that aroused my interest in industrial diseases.
ALICE HAMILTON
My favourite finds are often antique pieces with a history.
ALICE TEMPERLEY