"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."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Alice Walker on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Alice Walker on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Alice Walker on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Alice Walker on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Alice Walker on Oscar Wilde
"'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."
"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."