"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."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Alice Walker on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Alice Walker on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Alice Walker on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Alice Walker on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Alice Walker on Mark Twain
"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."
"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."