"Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Alice Walker on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Alice Walker on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Alice Walker on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Alice Walker on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Alice Walker on Helen Keller
"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."