Quotes – Alice Walker

Alice Walker

Born February 9, 1944 is an American author and activist. She wrote the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple (1982) for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She also wrote Meridian and The Third Life of Grange Copeland among other works.

“Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.”  Alice Walker

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

“I don’t call myself a Buddhist. I’m a free spirit. I believe I’m here on earth to admire and enjoy it; that’s my religion.”  Alice Walker

“We should learn to accept that change is truly the only thing that’s going on always, and learn to ride with it and enjoy it.”  Alice Walker

“What the mind doesn’t understand, it worships or fears.” Alice Walker

“Activism is my rent for living on the planet.” Alice Walker

“Look closely at the present you are constructing: it should look like the future you are dreaming.” Alice Walker

“Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.” Alice Walker


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