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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. Alice Walker#Happy 71
Alice Walker#Happy 71
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. Alice Walker#Creativity 71
Alice Walker#Creativity 71
Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me. Alice Walker#Mom 69
Alice Walker#Mom 69
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? Alice Walker#Plants 68
Alice Walker#Plants 68
Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book, If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for. Alice Walker#Art 65
Alice Walker#Art 65
It seems our fate to be incorrect (look where we live, for example), and in our incorrectness stand. Alice Walker#Politics 65
Alice Walker#Politics 65
How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers names. Alice Walker#Mom 62
Alice Walker#Mom 62
The sight of a Black nun strikes their sentimentality; and, as I am unalterably rooted in native ground, they consider me a work of primitive art, housed in a magical color; the incarnation of civilized, anti-heathenism, and the fruit of a triumphing idea. Alice Walker#Religion 59
Alice Walker#Religion 59
Men make war to get attention. All killing is an expression of selfhate. Alice Walker#War 59
Alice Walker#War 59
Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it. Alice Walker#Death 59
Alice Walker#Death 59
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