Alice Walker is one of the most prolific writers of our time, known for her literary fiction, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Color Purple; her many volumes of poetry; and her powerful non-fiction collections, including We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For and The Chicken Chronicles: A Memoir (both published by The New Press). Her advocacy for the dispossessed has spanned the globe. She lives in Northern California.
Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.
Helped are those who create anything at all, for they shall relive the thrill of their own conception.
How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers’ names.
I have learned not to worry about love but to honour its coming with all my heart.
Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.