"In my work and in myself I reflect black people, women and men, as I reflect others. One day even the most self-protective ones will look into the mirror I provide and not be afraid."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Alice Walker on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Alice Walker on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Alice Walker on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Alice Walker on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Alice Walker on Maya Angelou
"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."