"Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Alice Walker on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Alice Walker on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Alice Walker on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Alice Walker on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Alice Walker on Booker T. Washington
"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."