"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Alice Walker on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Alice Walker on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Alice Walker on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Alice Walker on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Alice Walker on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."