Alice Walker

(9 February 1944 - / Eatonton Georgia)

Alice Walker Quotes

  • ''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).
  • ''Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week.''
    Alice Walker (b. 1944), U.S. author, critic. "To the Editors of Ms. Magazine," In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens (1983).

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Best Poem of Alice Walker

Expect Nothing

Expect nothing. Live frugally
On surprise.
become a stranger
To need of pity
Or, if compassion be freely
Given out
Take only enough
Stop short of urge to plead
Then purge away the need.

Wish for nothing larger
Than your own small heart
Or greater than a star;
Tame wild disappointment
With caress unmoved and cold
Make of it a parka
For your soul.

Discover the reason why
So tiny human midget
Exists at all
So scared unwise
But expect nothing. Live frugally
On surprise.

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Going Out To The Garden

Going out to the garden
this morning
to plant seeds
for my winter greens
-the strong, fiery mustard
& the milder
broadleaf turnip-
I saw a gecko
who

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