Powerful wisdom from the author of The Color Purple.
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any."—Alice Walker
"Part of what existence means to me is knowing the distance between what I am now and what I was then."—Alice Walker, In Search of Our Mother's Gardens
"Keep in mind always the present you are constructing. It should be the future you want."—Alice Walker, The Temple of My Familiar
"Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise."—Alice Walker, Revolutionary Petunias
"Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make for yourself." —Alice Walker
"I believe in moments, collective action to influence the future."—Alice Walker, You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down
"Why any woman give a shit what people think is a mystery to me."—Alice Walker, The Color Purple
"War will stop when we no longer praise it, or give it any attention at all."—Alice Walker, Living by the Word
"There are ways that the spirit can be mended just as there are ways that the spirit can be broken."—Alice Walker, In Love and Trouble
"If you lie to yourself about your own pain, you will be killed by those who will claim you enjoyed it."—Alice Walker, from Possessing the Secret of Joy
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