"In search of my mother's garden, I found my own."
"He plants trees to benefit another generation."Alice Walker on Caecilius Statius
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."Alice Walker on Marcus Tullius Cicero
"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered."Alice Walker on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get."Alice Walker on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there."Alice Walker on George Bernard Shaw
"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."