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Alice Walker Quotes

The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men.
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#American Author #Animals

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.
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#People

Helped are those who create anything at all, for they shall relive the thrill of their own conception and realize a partnership in the creation of the Universe that keeps them responsible and cheerful.
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No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
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I try to teach my heart not to want things it can't have
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#Heart

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

Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence.
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#American Author #Sin

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any
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In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.
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#American Author #Beauty

What the mind doesn't understand, it worships or fears
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#Mind

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.
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#American Author #God

Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.
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I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.
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#American Author #Heart

Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me.
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In search of my mother's garden, I found my own.
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Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.
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Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.
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People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools.
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#American Author #Appearance

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.
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#Mothers

I think we have to own the fears that we have of each other, and then, in some practical way, some daily way, figure out how to see people differently than the way we were brought up to.
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#American Author #Fears

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.
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#American Author #Freedom