"The infinite faith I have in people's ability to understand anything that makes sense has always been justified, finally, by their behavior."
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."Alice Walker on Mother Teresa
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."Alice Walker on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."Alice Walker on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired."Alice Walker on Martin Luther
"Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts."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."