Born: February 9, 1944

Alice Walker is an African American author, civil rights activist and poet. She is most widely known for writing the highly praised and Pulitzer Prize winner book, The Color Purple.

Here below I’ve listed five quotes which I found particularly beautiful 🙂

Alice Walker Quote - Life is better than death...

Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.
Alice Walker (By the Light of My Father’s Smile, 1998)


Alice Walker Quote - I try to teach my heart

I try to teach my heart not to want things it can’t have.
Alice Walker (The Color Purple, 1982)


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 (The Temple of My Familiar, 1989)


Alice Walker Quote - When life descends into the pit..

When life descends into the pit
I must become my own candle
Willingly burning my self
To light up the darkness around me.
Alice Walker (By the Light of My Father’s Smile, 1998)


Alice Walker Quote - No person is your friend who demands

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
Alice Walker (In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens, 1983)

► All Quotes by Alice Walker on iPerceptive


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Walt Whitman 
in Leaves of Grass (1855)

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