"I can be almost terminally grief-stricken because things are so dire, but at the same time, there's a real lightheartedness about just the recoverability of life, of how things change, how they're not the same, ever again."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Alice Walker on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Alice Walker on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Alice Walker on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Alice Walker on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Alice Walker on Mahatma Gandhi
"Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book, If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for."
"'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding."
"As you know from school, it's when you have not prepared for the test that you have the fear of failing. And if you have prepared, even if you fail, you've done your best."
"As an elder of the Americas and of the rest of the planet, it is my responsibility to care for and protect, to the best of my ability, the young."
"We should learn to accept that change is truly the only thing that's going on always, and learn to ride with it and enjoy it."
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