10 Alice Walker Quotes That Amaze and Inspire

    Powerful wisdom from the author of The Color Purple

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker has been inspiring readers with her stories, her passion, and her honesty for more than four decades. Below are some of our favorite inspirational Alice Walker quotes, from both her writings and interviews.

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    “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”

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    in search of our mother's gardens quote

    “Part of what existence means to me is knowing the difference between what I am now and what I was then.”
    —from In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens

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    temple of my familiar quote

    “Keep in mind always the present you are constructing. It should be the future you want.”
    —from The Temple of My Familiar

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    revolutionary petunias quote

    “Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.”
    —from Revolutionary Petunias

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    “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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    you can't keep a good woman down quote

    “I believe in movements, collective action to influence the future.”
    —from You Can’t Keep a Good Woman Down

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    color purple quote

    “Why any woman give a shit what people think is a mystery to me.”
    —from The Color Purple

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    living by the word quote

    “War will stop when we no longer praise it, or give it any attention at all.”
    —from Living by the Word

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    in love and trouble quote

    “There are ways that the spirit can be mended just as there are ways that the spirit can be broken.”
    —from In Love and Trouble

     

    possessing the secret of joy quote

    “If you lie to yourself about your own pain, you will be killed by those who will claim you enjoyed it.”
    —from Possessing the Secret of Joy

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    Photo: Courtesy of Alice Walker



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