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Alice Walker's top quotes. 'My family was a poor farming family, and we lived under absolute segregation.' 'What's really hard is that you could care a lot for someone and not want to live with him anymore.'


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My family was a poor farming family, and we lived under absolute segregation.


What's really hard is that you could care a lot for someone and not want to live with him anymore.


It is justice and respect that I want the world to dust off and put - without delay, and with tenderness - back on the head of the Palestinian child. It will be imperfect justice and respect because the injustice and disrespect have been so severe. But I believe we are right to try.


As you know from school, it's when you have not prepared for the test that you have the fear of failing. And if you have prepared, even if you fail, you've done your best.


The fact is that when you do something from your heart, you leave a heart print.


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?


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.


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.


For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged.


Is solace anywhere more comforting than that in the arms of a sister.


Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.


No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.


In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.


'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.


People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools.


How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers names.


Life is abundant, and life is beautiful. And it's a good place that we're all in, you know, on this earth, if we take care of it.


I'm entirely interested in people, and also other creatures and beings, but especially in people, and I tend to read them by emotional field more than anything. So I have a special interest in what they're thinking and who they are and who's hiding behind those eyes and how did he get there, and what's the story, really?


War contributes greatly to global warming, which shouldn't surprise us. All those bombs going off, all those rockets, all those planes and helicopters. All that fuel of various kinds being used. It pollutes the air and water of this very fragile and interconnected planet.


This is a wonderful planet, and it is being completely destroyed by people who have too much money and power and no empathy.



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