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Quotations From ALICE WALKER


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  • The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision of society or one's people that has not previously been taken into account.
    Alice Walker (b. 1944), U.S. author, critic. repr. In In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens, "From an Interview" (1983). Interview in Interviews with Black Writers, ed. John O'Brien (1973).

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  • The good news may be that Nature is phasing out the white man, but the bad news is that's who She thinks we all are.
    Alice Walker (b. 1944), U.S. author, critic. repr. In In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens (1983). "Nuclear Madness: What You Can Do," Black Scholar (New York, Spring 1982).

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  • Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence.
    Alice Walker (b. 1944), U.S. author, critic. "One Child of One's Own," Ms. (New York, Aug. 1979).
  • There are those who believe Black people possess the secret of joy and that it is this that will sustain them through any spiritual or moral or physical devastation.
    Alice Walker (b. 1944), U.S. author, critic. Possessing the Secret of Joy, epigraph (1992).

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