55 Motivational Alice Walker Quotes For Success In Life

Alice Walker is an American novelist, short story writer, poet, and social activist. In 1982, she wrote the novel The Color Purple, for which she won the National Book Award for hardcover fiction and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She also wrote the novels Meridian and The Third Life of Grange Copeland. These Alice Walker quotes about writing, love, the change will motivate you.

Best Alice Walker Quotes

  1. “Look closely at the present you are constructing: it should look like the future you are dreaming.” – Alice Walker
  2. “No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” – Alice Walker
  3. “Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.” – Alice Walker
  4. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker
  5. “‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” – Alice Walker
  6. “There is no graceful way to carry hatred.” – Alice Walker
  7. “A writer’s heart, a poet’s heart, an artist’s heart, a musician’s heart is always breaking. It is through that broken window that we see the world.” – Alice Walker
  8. “I don’t need a certain number of friends, just a number of friends I can be certain of.” – Alice Walker
  9. “Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future.” – Alice Walker
  10. “To acknowledge our ancestors means we are aware that we did not make ourselves, that the line stretches all the way back, perhaps to God; or to Gods. We remember them because it is an easy thing to forget: that we are not the first to suffer, rebel, fight, love, and die. The grace with which we embrace life, in spite of the pain, the sorrow, is always a measure of what has gone before.” – Alice Walker
  11. “Whenever I have knocked, a door has opened. Wherever I have wandered, a path has appeared. I have been helped, supported, encouraged, and nurtured by people of all races, creeds, colors, and dreams.” – Alice Walker
  12. “Activism is the rent I pay for living on this planet.” – Alice Walker

  13. “What the mind doesn’t understand, it worships or fears.” – Alice Walker
  14. “we are the ones we have been waiting for” – Alice Walker
  15. “Any God I ever found in the church, I brought in myself.” – Alice Walker
  16. “People who work hard often work too hard. … May we learn to honor the hammock, the siesta, the nap and the pause in all its forms.” – Alice Walker
  17. “The most important question in the world is, ‘Why is the child crying?'” – Alice Walker
  18. “Time moves slowly, but passes quickly.” – Alice Walker
  19. “Surely the earth can be saved by all the people who insist on love.” – Alice Walker
  20. “Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.” – Alice Walker
  21. “I am an expression of the divine, just like a peach is, just like a fish is. I have a right to be this way…I can’t apologize for that, nor can I change it, nor do I want to… We will never have to be other than who we are in order to be successful…We realize that we are as ourselves unlimited and our experiences valid. It is for the rest of the world to recognize this if they choose.” – Alice Walker
  22. “Human compassion is equal to human cruelty, and it is up to each of us to tip the balance.” – Alice Walker
  23. “Wherever I have knocked, a door has opened. Wherever I have wandered, a path has appeared.” – Alice Walker

  24. “Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.” – Alice Walker
  25. “As long as the Earth can make a spring every year, I can.
    As long as the Earth can flower and produce nurturing fruit, I can, because I’m the Earth. I won’t give up until the Earth gives up.” – Alice Walker
  26. “I have fallen in love with the imagination. And if you fall in love with the imagination, you understand that it is a free spirit. It will go anywhere, and it can do anything.” – Alice Walker, Alice Walker quotes on love
  27. “When life descends into the pit I must become my own candle Willingly burning myself To light up the darkness around me.” – Alice Walker
  28. “Healing begins where the wound was made.” – Alice Walker
  29. “It just seems clear to me that as long as we are all here, it’s pretty clear that the struggle is to share the planet, rather than divide it.” – Alice Walker
  30. “Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognize that growth is happening…Those long periods when something inside ourselves seems to be waiting, holding its breath, unsure about what the next step should be, eventually become the periods we wait for, for it is in those periods that we realize that we are being prepared for the next phase of our life and that, in all probability, a new level of the personality is about to be revealed.” – Alice Walker
  31. “I try to teach my heart not to want things it can’t have.” – Alice Walker
  32. “Helped are those who are content to be themselves; they will never lack mystery in their lives and the joys of self-discovery will be constant.” – Alice Walker
  33. “Writing about people helps us to understand them, and understanding them helps us to accept them as part of ourselves.” – Alice Walker

  34. “In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.” – Alice Walker
  35. “Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.” – Alice Walker
  36. “Peace will come wherever it is sincerely invited.” – Alice Walker
  37. “We should learn to accept that change is truly the only thing that’s going on always, and learn to ride with it and enjoy it.” – Alice Walker, Alice Walker quotes on change
  38. “Be an outcast. Be pleased to walk alone.” – Alice Walker
  39. “You have to steal back yourself. You have to steal back your own mind. Meditation helps in that area.” – Alice Walker
  40. “Decide that you know what you think is good for you and go ahead and do it.” – Alice Walker
  41. “The nature of this flower is to bloom.” – Alice Walker
  42. “In each of us, there is a little voice that knows exactly which way to go. And I learned very early to listen to it, even though it has caused so much grief and havoc, and I think that is the only answer.” – Alice Walker
  43. “If art doesn’t make us better, then what on earth is it for.” – Alice Walker
  44. “As we talked of freedom and justice one day for all, we sat down to steaks. I am eating misery, I thought, as I took the first bite. And spit it out.” – Alice Walker
  45. “Propaganda is amazing,
    people can be led to believe anything.” – Alice Walker
  46. “Ignorance, arrogance, and racism have bloomed as Superior Knowledge in all too many universities.” – Alice Walker

  47. “She says, 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.” – Alice Walker
  48. “Anything we love can be saved.” – Alice Walker
  49. “The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God, is innate.” – Alice Walker
  50. “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.” – Alice Walker
  51. “War will stop when we no longer praise it or give it any attention at all. Peace will come wherever it is sincerely invited.” – Alice Walker
  52. “Nature has created us with the capacity to know God, to experience God.” – Alice Walker
  53. “Criticism is painful when it’s not done with love.” – Alice Walker
  54. “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.” – Alice Walker
  55. “Israel is guilty of apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people, both inside Israel and also in the Occupied Territories.” – Alice Walker

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