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“Animals can communicate quite well. And they do. And generally speaking, they are ignored”
Alice Walker
“I don't know. I imagine good teaching as a circle of earnest people sitting down to ask each other meaningful questions. I don't see it as a handing down of answers...”
Alice Walker
“Every time I conjure up a rock, I throw it.”
Alice Walker, The Color Purple
“Like I said...fine with me.”
Alice Walker, The Color Purple
“The world is changing. It is no longer a world just for boys and men”
Alice Walker
“Who am I to tell her who to love? My job just to love her good and true myself. P. 237”
Alice Walker, The Color Purple
“Listen, God love everything you love - and a mess of stuff you don't. But more than anything. God loves 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 colour purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.”
Alice Walker, The Color Purple
“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
“it is this broken road with pitfalls and sharp turns and unexpected traverses that has brought me joy and adventure. ”
Alice Walker
“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.”
Alice Walker, The Color Purple
“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 some-times it just manifest itself even if you not looking, or don't know what you looking for l. Trouble do it for most folks, I think. Sorrow, Lord. Feeling like shit.”
Alice Walker, The Color Purple
“Some people don't understand that it is the nature of the eye to have seen forever, and the nature of the mind to recall anything that was ever known.”
Alice Walker, The Temple of My Familiar
“Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise”
Alice Walker
tags: life
“And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see - or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read. ”
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, The Color Purple
“We do not believe in heaven or hell...; we do not believe in eternal damnation. We believe only in the unavoidable horror of hurting others and of likewise being hurt.”
Alice Walker, By The Light Of My Father's Smile
“God is different to us now, after all these years in Africa. More spirit than ever before, and more internal. Most people think he has to look like something or someone- a roofleaf or Christ- but we don't. And not being tied to what God looks like, frees us.”
Alice Walker, The Color Purple
“We are all substantially flawed, wounded, angry, hurt, here on Earth. But this human condition, so painful to us, and in someways shameful- because we feel we are weak when the reality of ourselves is exposed- is made much more bearable when it is shared, face to face, in words that have expressive human eyes behind them...”
Alice Walker
“Resist the temptation to think what afflicts you is peculiar to you. Have faith that what is in your consciousness can be communicated to the consciousness of all. And is, in many cases, already there.”
Alice Walker, The Temple of My Familiar
“And I thank God let me gain understanding enough to know love can't be halted just cause some peoples moan and groan. P.238”
Alice Walker, The Color Purple
“What will people say, you running off to Memphis like you don't have a house to look after?
Shug say, Albert. Try to think like you got some sense. Why any woman give a shit what people think is a mystery to me.
Well, say Grady, trying to bring light. A woman can't git a man if peoples talk.
Shug look at me and us giggle. Then us sure nuff. Then Squeak start to laugh. Then Sofia. All us laugh and laugh.”
Alice Walker, The Color Purple
“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
“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
“Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence. ”
Alice Walker
“Resistance is the secret of joy!”
Alice Walker
“I've found, in my own writing, that a little hatred, keenly directed, is a useful thing.”
Alice Walker, In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose
“If you're silent for a long time, people just arrive in your mind.”
Alice Walker
“Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week. ”
Alice Walker, In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Womanist Prose
“It didn't take long to realize I didn't hardly know nothing. And that if you ast yourself why you black or a man or a woman or a bush it don't mean nothing if you don't ast why you here, period”
Alice Walker, The Color Purple
“But it ain't easy, trying to do without God even if you know he ain't there, trying to do without him is a strain”
Alice Walker, The Color Purple
tags: god


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