38 Memorable and Powerful Quotes by Alice Walker


Alice Walker is a renowned American novelist, social activist, poet, and writer. Born in a rural farming town Eatonton, Georgia to farmer parents. From the childhood only she faces the discrimination between black and white people. She found writing as her go-to friend to pour heart out. Martin Luther King Jr has a great influence in Alice’s personality. She was the voice of many black women to voice Black women’s concern and perspective.

She is author of novels and poems like The Third Life of Grange Copeland, Finding the Green Stone, By the Light of My Father’s Smile, Chicken Chronicles, A Memoir, Warrior Marks, The color Purple, Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart, Revolutionary Petunias and Other Poems, Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart, Her Blue Body Everything We Know: Earthling Poems and many more.  

She is a woman with a strong mind, powerful words, and kind heart. We are sure her quotes will help to cope with the situation in a better way.

Thought-Provoking Alice Walker Quotes

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

#2.“In every life there comes a point when you have to make a decision about how you will live.” Alice Walker

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

#4.“The most healthy thing is to be true to your own self, but also, that you have a right to express what you see and what you feel and what you think. To be bold.” Alice Walker

#5.“In hard times, we are advised by all wise people to look to the margins of a culture, not the center.” Alice Walker

#6.“People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools.” Alice Walker

#7.“Time moves slowly, but passes quickly.” Alice Walker

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

#9.“The quietly pacifist peaceful always die to make room for men who shout.” Alice Walker

#10.“It is this broken road with pitfalls and sharp turns and unexpected traverses that has brought me joy and adventure.” Alice Walker

#11.“She thought of how precious it was to be able to know another person over many years. There was incomparable richness in it.” Alice Walker

#12.“The fact is that when you do something from your heart, you leave a heart print.” Alice Walker

#13.“I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.” Alice Walker

#14.“I have fallen in love with the imagination. And if you fall in love with the imagination, you understand that it is a free spirit. It will go anywhere, and it can do anything.” Alice Walker

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

#16.“The world has changed: it did not change without your prayers without your faith without your determination to believe in liberation and kindness; without your dancing through the years that had no beat.” Alice Walker

#17.“Men make war to get attention. All killing is an expression of self-hate.” Alice Walker

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

#19.“Life is abundant, and life is beautiful. And it’s a good place that we’re all in, you know, on this earth, if we take care of it.” Alice Walker

#20.“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.” Alice Walker

#21.“Be nobody’s darling; Be an outcast. Take the contradictions Of your life And wrap around You like a shawl, To parry stones To keep you warm.” Alice Walker

#22.“In search of my mother’s garden, I found my own.” Alice Walker

#23.“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.” Alice Walker

#24.“Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to get attention we do, except walk?” Alice Walker

#25.“Helped are those who are content to be themselves; they will never lack mystery in their lives and the joys of self-discovery will be constant.” Alice Walker

#26.“My God is not a religious God. My God is nature, my God is everything there is. That’s God. Everything is God. I’m a child of that.” Alice Walker

#27.“Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.” Alice Walker

#28.“I think the War on Terror is really absurd, especially coming from a country that is founded on terrorism.” Alice Walker

#29.“Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” Alice Walker

#30.“This is a wonderful planet, and it is being completely destroyed by people who have too much money and power and no empathy.” Alice Walker

#31.“For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged.” Alice Walker

#32.“The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for whites or women for men.” Alice Walker

#33.“Laughter isn’t even the other side of tears. It is tears turned inside out. Truly the suffering is great, here on earth.” Alice Walker

#34.“Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender.” Alice Walker

#35.“And I thank God let me gain understanding enough to know love can’t be halted just cause some peoples moan and groan.” Alice Walker

#36.“There is so much we don’t understand. And so much unhappiness comes because of that.” Alice Walker

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

#38.“A writer’s heart, a poet’s heart, an artist’s heart, a musician’s heart is always breaking. It is through that broken window that we see the world.” Alice Walker


Alice Walker is an inspiration for many of us for years. Her work is impeccable and words are magical. We will be glad to know your favorite quote of Alice Walker in the comment section.