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Happy Birthday Alice Walker!

Alice Walker is a National Book Award winner as well as a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her critically acclaimed novel, The Color Purple. The Color Purple has been adapted into stage plays as well as films. Walker is also a poet, a short story writer, and an activist. She met Martin Luther King Jr. while she was in school at Spelman College and from then on, she turned towards a life of activism. She even participated in the 1963 March on Washington. 

Today, we celebrate her life and work with 5 quotes. 

1) “I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” – The Color Purple 

 

2) “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.” 

 

3) “Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn’t matter. I’m not sure a bad person can write a good book. If art doesn’t make us better, then what on earth is it for?” 

 

4) “Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence.” 

 

5) “If you’re silent for a long time, people just arrive in your mind.” 

 

 

 

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