They stumbled blindly through their lives: creatures so abused and mutilated in body, so dimmed and confused by pain, that they considered themselves unworthy even of hope… exquisite butterflies trapped in an evil honey, toiling away their lives in an era, a century, that did not acknowledge them, except as “the mule of the world.”
Alice Walker Quotes
The quietly pacifist peaceful always die to make room for men who shout.
As for those who think the Arab world promises freedom, the briefest study of its routine traditional treatment of blacks (slavery) and women (purdah) will provide relief from all illusion. If Malcolm X had been a black woman his last message to the world would have been entirely different. The brotherhood of Moslem men – […]
All History is current; all injustice continues on some level, somewhere in the world.
Horses make a landscape look beautiful.
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.
I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.
Any God I ever felt in church, I brought in with me.
The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for whites or women for men.
The reason millions of Africans are exterminating themselves in wars is that the superpowers have enormous stores of outdated weapons to be got rid of.