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date: 01 December 2023

Alice Walker 1944– 
American poet 

  1. Expect nothing. Live frugally
    on surprise.
    ‘Expect nothing’ (1973)
  2. The quietly pacifist peaceful
    always die
    to make room for men
    who shout.
    ‘The QPP’ (1973)
  3. We have a beautiful
    Her green lap
    Her brown embrace
    Her blue body
    we know.
    ‘We Have a Beautiful Mother’ (1991)
  4. I think it pisses God off if you walk by the colour purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.
    The Colour Purple (1982)
  5. 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.
    The Colour Purple (1982)
  6. Womanist is to feminist as purple to lavender.
    In Search of Our Mother's Gardens (1983)
  7. Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence.
    ‘One Child of One's Own’ in Janet Sternburg The Writer on her Work (1980)