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I have fallen in love with the imagination. And if you fall in love with the imagination, you understand that it is a free spirit. It will go anywhere, and it can do anything.
Peace": the fruit of justice done especially to the Self.
Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.
Yes, Mother. I can see you are flawed. You have not hidden it. That is your greatest gift to me.
Time moves slowly, but passes quickly.
Everything want to be loved. Us sing and dance and holler, just trying to be loved.
Poetry is the lifeblood of rebellion, revolution, and the raising of consciousness.
Women have to summon up courage to fulfill dormant dreams.
Long as I can spell G-o-d I got somebody along.
The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God, is innate.
I have learned not to worry about love but to honor its coming with all my heart.
And I try to teach my heart not to want nothing it can't have.
When the ax came into the forest the trees said the handle is one of us.
Once us feel loved by God, us do the best us can to please him with what us like.
Even as I hold you, I am letting you go.
Men make war to get attention. All killing is an expression of self-hate.
Hard times' is a phrase the English love to use, when speaking of Africa. And it is easy to forget that Africa's 'hard times' were made harder by them.
Is solace anywhere more comforting than in the arms of sisters?
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 all I can do not to cry. I make myself wood I say to myself, Celie, you a tree. That's how I come to know trees fear man.
But it ain't easy, trying to do without God even if you know he ain't there, trying to do without him is a strain
Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence.
Propaganda is amazing. People can be led to believe anything.
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
The crushed teapot in the rubbish of the bulldozed house will sing in your ears forever.
I think 'The Color Purple' is so bursting with love, the need for connection, the showing of the need for connection around the globe.
The experience of God or in any case the possibility of experiencing God is innate.
I don't call myself a Buddhist. I'm a free spirit. I believe I'm here on earth to admire and enjoy it that's my religion.
One of the triumphs of the Civil Rights Movement is that when you travel through the South today, you do not feel overwhelmed by a residue of grievance and hate.
The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision of society or one's people that has not previously been taken into account.
They be marching hand in hand, like going to war.
All her young life she has tried to please her father, never quite realizing that, as a girl, she never could.
As long as the people don't fear the truth, there is hope. For once they fear it, the one who tells it doesn't stand a chance. And today, truth is still beautiful... but so frightening.
Most damage that others do us is out of fear, humiliation and pain. Those feelings occur in all of us, not just in those of us who profess a certain religious or racial devotion.
Horses make a landscape look beautiful.
Howard Zinn was magical as a teacher. Witty, irreverent, and wise, he loved what he was teaching and clearly wanted his students to love it, also.
Now. Is this life or not?I be so calm.If she come, I be happy. If she don’t, I be content.And then I figure this the lesson I was suppose to learn.
Anyhow, I say, the God I been praying and writing to is a man. And act just like all the other mens I know. Trifling, forgitful, and lowdown.
I've found, in my own writing, that a little hatred, keenly directed, is a useful thing.
No person is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow.
Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.
This is a wonderful planet, and it is being completely destroyed by people who have too much money and power and no empathy.
I am an expression of the divine, just like a peach is, just like a fish is.
The three wealthiest people in the world own more than the GDP of forty-eight countries!
Every small positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future.
It didn't take long to realize I didn't hardly know nothing. And that if you ast yourself why you black or a man or a woman or a bush it don't mean nothing if you don't ast why you here, period
It is healthier in any case to write for the adults one's children will become than for the children one's "mature" critics often are.
If you're silent for a long time, people just arrive in your mind.
Our mothers and our grandmothers some of them: moving to music not yet written.
Sofia the kind of woman no matter what she have in her hand she make it look like a weapon.