Alice Walker biography

Alice Walker

Poet, Author

1944 –


Who is Alice Walker?

Alice Malsenior Walker is an American author, poet, self-claimed womanist, and activist. She wrote the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

Famous Quotes:

  • I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.
  • 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.
  • Expect nothing, live frugally on surprise.
  • She say, Celie, tell the truth, have you ever found God in church? I never did. I just found a bunch of folks hoping for him to show. Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me. And I think all the other folks did too. They come to church to share God, not find God.
  • No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
  • Never be the only one, except, possibly, in your own home.
  • The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God, is innate.
  • It seems our fate to be incorrect (look where we live, for example), and in our incorrectness stand.
  • For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged.
  • It no longer bothers me that I may be constantly searching for father figures; by this time, I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all.


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Feb 9, 1944
Also known as
  • Alice Malsenior Walker
  • Buddhism
  • African American
  • United States of America
  • Spelman College
  • Sarah Lawrence College
    ( - 1965)

on July 23, 2013

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