I think that all people who feel that there is injustice in the world anywhere should learn as much of it as they can bear. That is our duty.
Sucking up to the biggies won't get us anywhere.
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.
Is solace anywhere more comforting than that in the arms of a sister.
'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.
What's really hard is that you could care a lot for someone and not want to live with him anymore.
Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week.
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.
One child must never be set above another, even in casual conversation, not to mention in speeches that circle the globe.
And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see - or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read.
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.
You know how big love is? Love is big. love can hold anger; love can even hold hatred.
Part of my ancestry is Cherokee. And in that tradition, you become an adult when you're 52.
I just feel that 'The Color Purple,' which was my 10th book, was a true gift from my ancestors.
We should not look down on our first ancestors.
It is because I recognize the brutality with which my own multi-branched ancestors have been treated that I can identify the despicable, lawless, cruel, and sadistic behavior that has characterized Israel's attempts to erase a people, the Palestinians, from their own land.
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 wanted in my lifetime to vote for a radical Native American woman, since my vision of any future that we might have is that it will be led by women and older women.
I'm sure we, the American people, are the butt of jokes by those in power.