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Authors & Writing
Engrave this Quote Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence.
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-Alice Walker
Christianity
Engrave this Quote Somewhere in the bible it say Jesus hair was like lamb's wool, I say. Well, say Shug, if he came to any of these churches we talking bout he'd have to have it conked before anybody paid him any attention. The last thing niggers want to think about they God is that his hair kinky.
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-Alice Walker
Creativity
Engrave this Quote 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.
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-Alice Walker, The Temple of My Familiar, 1989
Criticism
Engrave this Quote It is healthier, in any case, to write for the adults one's children will become than for the children one's mature critics often are.
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-Alice Walker
Differences
Engrave this Quote Never be the only one, except, possibly, in your own home.
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Dissent
Engrave this Quote The original crime of niggers and lesbians is that they prefer themselves.
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Earth
Engrave this Quote As long as the Earth can make a spring every year, I can. As long as the Earth can flower and produce nurturing fruit, I can, because I'm the Earth. I won't give up until the Earth gives up.
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Expectation
Engrave this Quote Expect nothing, live frugally on surprise.
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Father
Engrave this Quote It no longer bothers me that I may be constantly searching for father figures; by this time, I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all.
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Freedom
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Friends
Engrave this Quote No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
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Gardens
Engrave this Quote In search of my mother's garden I found my own.
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God
Engrave this Quote The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God, is innate.
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-Alice Walker
Loneliness
Engrave this Quote The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision of society or one's people that has not previously been taken into account.
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Love
Engrave this Quote I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.
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Mother
Engrave this Quote How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers names.
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Engrave this Quote And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see: or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read.
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-Alice Walker, In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens (p. 240)
Plants
Engrave this Quote 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?
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-Alice Walker, The Color Purple, 1982
Politics
Engrave this Quote It seems our fate to be incorrect (look where we live, for example), and in our incorrectness stand.
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Religion
Engrave this Quote She say, Celie, tell the truth, have you ever found God in church? I never did. I just found a bunch of folks hoping for him to show. Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me. And I think all the other folks did too. They come to church to share God, not find God.
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Engrave this Quote 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.
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Respect
Engrave this Quote It's so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that's what I get from these older black women, that every soul is to be cherished, that every flower Is to bloom.
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Revolution
Engrave this Quote All partisan movements add to the fullness of our understanding of society as a whole. They never detract; or, in any case, one must not allow them to do so. Experience adds to experience.
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Television
Engrave this Quote I'm always amazed that people will actually choose to sit in front of the television and just be savaged by stuff that belittles their intelligence.
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