"Politically, the world is so confused right now - there's so much suffering caused by various movements by various parties and people in power in government."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Alice Walker on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Alice Walker on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Alice Walker on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Alice Walker on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Alice Walker on Thomas Paine
"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."