"Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Alice Walker on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Alice Walker on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Alice Walker on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Alice Walker on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."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."