"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."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Alice Walker on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Alice Walker on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Alice Walker on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Alice Walker on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."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."
"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."