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Inspirational Alice Walker Quotes

Alice Walker (born February 9, 1944) is an American novelist. Below is a list of some Inspirational Alice Walker Quotes.

She wrote the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple (1982) for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Alice Walker Quotes
Alice Walker Quotes

Alice Walker Quotes

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”
― Alice Walker

“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”
― Alice Walker

“Hard times require furious dancing. Each of us is proof.”
― Alice Walker

“People think pleasing God is all God cares about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.”
― Alice Walker

“When the ax came into the forest the trees said the handle is one of us.”
― Alice Walker

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.”
― Alice Walker

“In search of my mother’s garden, I found my own.”
― Alice Walker

“Everything want to be loved. Us sing and dance and holler, just trying to be loved.”
― Alice Walker

“What the mind doesn’t understand, it worships or fears.”
― Alice Walker

“Activism is my rent for living on the planet.”
― Alice Walker

“What you hope for, you also fear. ”
― Alice Walker

“Horses make a landscape look beautiful.”
― Alice Walker

“Men make war to get attention. All killing is an expression of self-hate.”
Alice Walker

“The nature of this flower is to bloom.”
― Alice Walker

“Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.”
― Alice Walker

“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.”
― Alice Walker

“Everything want to be loved.”
― Alice Walker quotes

“The more I wonder, the more I love.”
― Alice Walker

“Time moves slowly, but passes quickly.”
― Alice Walker

“When life descends into the pit
I must become my own candle
Willingly burning my self
To light up the darkness around me.”
― Alice Walker

“I am an expression of the divine, just like a peach is, just like a fish is. I have a right to be this way…I can’t apologize for that, nor can I change it, nor do I want to.”
― Alice Walker

“I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.”
― Alice Walker

“Look closely at the present you are constructing: it should look like the future you are dreaming.”
― Alice Walker

“Even as I hold you, I am letting you go.”
― Alice Walker

“The world is changing. It is no longer a world just for boys and men.”
― Alice Walker

“I’m mad about the waste that happens when people who love each other can’t even bring themselves to talk.”
― Alice Walker

“Helped are those who are content to be themselves; they will never lack mystery in their lives and the joys of self-discovery will be constant.”
― Alice Walker quotes

“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.”
― Alice Walker

“Some people don’t understand that it is the nature of the eye to have seen forever, and the nature of the mind to recall anything that was ever known.”
― Alice Walker

“In nature, nothing is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways and they’re still beautiful.”
― Alice Walker

“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.”
― Alice Walker

“People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools. ”
― Alice Walker

“We will never have to be other than who we are in order to be successful…We realize that we are as ourselves unlimited and our experiences valid. It is for the rest of the world to recognize this, if they choose.”
― Alice Walker

Inspirational Edmund Husserl Quotes

Edmund Husserl (8 April 1859 – 27 April 1938) was a German philosopher. This post features some Inspirational Edmund Husserl Quotes.

He established the school of phenomenology. In his early work, he elaborated critiques of historicism and of psychologism in logic based on analyses of intentionality.

In his mature work, he sought to develop a systematic foundational science based on the so-called phenomenological reduction.

Arguing that transcendental consciousness sets the limits of all possible knowledge, Husserl re-defined phenomenology as a transcendental-idealist philosophy.

Husserl’s thought profoundly influenced the landscape of twentieth-century philosophy, and he remains a notable figure in contemporary philosophy and beyond.

Husserl studied mathematics under Karl Weierstrass and Leo Königsberger, and philosophy under Franz Brentano and Carl Stumpf.

He taught philosophy as a Privatdozent at Halle from 1887, then as professor, first at Göttingen from 1901, then at Freiburg from 1916 until he retired in 1928, after which he remained highly productive. Following an illness, he died at Freiburg in 1938.

Edmund Husserl Quotes
Edmund Husserl Quotes

Edmund Husserl Quotes

“I had to philosophize. Otherwise, I could not live in this world.”
― Edmund Husserl

“Merely fact-minded sciences make merely fact-minded people.”
― Edmund Husserl

“I must achieve internal consistency.”
― Edmund Husserl

“I seek not to instruct but only to lead, to point out and describe what I see. I claim no other right than that of speaking according to my best lights, principally before myself but in the same manner also before others, as one who has lived in all its seriousness the fate of a philosophical existence.”
― Edmund Husserl

“To begin with, we put the proposition: pure phenomenology is the science of pure consciousness.”
― Edmund Husserl

“Philosophy as science, as serious, rigorous, indeed apodictically rigorous science — the dream is over.”
― Edmund Husserl

“Within this widest concept of object, and specifically within the concept of individual object, Objects and phenomena stand in contrast with each other.”
― Edmund Husserl

“A new fundamental science, pure phenomenology, has developed within philosophy: This is a science of a thoroughly new type and endless scope. It is inferior in methodological rigor to none of the modern sciences. All philosophical disciplines are rooted in pure phenomenology, through whose development, and through it alone, they obtain their proper force.”
― Edmund Husserl

“The future alone will judge which was the true Germany in 1933, and who were the true Germans—those who subscribe to the more or less materialistic-mythical racial prejudices of the day, or those Germans pure in heart and mind, heirs to the great Germans of the past whose tradition they revere and perpetuate.”
Edmund Husserl quotes

“The actuality of all of material Nature is therefore kept out of action and that of all corporeality along with it, including the actuality of my body, the body of the recognizing subject.”
― Edmund Husserl

“Philosophers, as things now stand, are all too fond of offering criticism from on high instead of studying and understanding things from within.”
― Edmund Husserl

“First, anyone who seriously intends to become a philosopher
must “once in his life” withdraw into himself and attempt,
within himself, to overthrow and build anew all the sciences
that, up to then, he has been accepting. Philosophy wisdom
(sagesse) is the philosophizer’s quite personal affair. It must
arise as His wisdom, as his self-acquired knowledge tending
toward universality, a knowledge for which he can answer from
the beginning, and at each step, by virtue of his own absolute
insights.”
Edmund Husserl

“The ideal of a pure phenomenology will be perfected only by answering this question; pure phenomenology is to be separated sharply from psychology at large and, specifically, from the descriptive psychology of the phenomena of consciousness.”
― Edmund Husserl

“Something similar is still true of the courses followed by manifold intuitions which together make up the unity of one continuous consciousness of one and the same object.”
― Edmund Husserl

“To every object there corresponds an ideally closed system of truths that are true of it and, on the other hand, an ideal system of possible cognitive processes by virtue of which the object and the truths about it would be given to any cognitive subject.”
― Edmund Husserl

“Without troublesome work, no one can have any concrete, full idea of what pure mathematical research is like or of the profusion of insights that can be obtained from it.”
― Edmund Husserl

Some Very Inspirational Barbara Kingsolver Quotes

Barbara Kingsolver (born April 8, 1955) is an American novelist. Below is a list of Inspirational Barbara Kingsolver Quotes.

Barbara Kingsolver Quotes
Barbara Kingsolver Quotes

Barbara Kingsolver Quotes

“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“Everything you’re sure is right can be wrong in another place. ”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed, but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, ‘There now, hang on, you’ll get over it.’ Sadness is more or less like a head cold- with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.”
Barbara Kingsolver

“The changes we dread most may contain our salvation.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“It’s what you do that makes your soul.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“Don’t try to make life a mathematics problem with yourself in the center and everything coming out equal. When you’re good, bad things can still happen. And if you’re bad, you can still be lucky.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“Listen. Slide the weight from your shoulders and move forward. You are afraid you might forget, but you never will. You will forgive and remember.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“The power is in the balance: we are our injuries, as much as we are our successes.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“I’ve seen how you can’t learn anything when you’re trying to look like the smartest person in the room.”
Barbara Kingsolver

“The most important thing about a person is always the thing you don’t know.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“God doesn’t need to punish us. He just grants us a long enough life to punish ourselves.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“She kept swimming out into life because she hadn’t yet found a rock to stand on.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“Listen. To live is to be marked. To live is to change, to acquire the words of a story, and that is the only celebration we mortals really know. In perfect stillness, frankly, I’ve only found sorrow.”
― Barbara Kingsolver quotes

“As long as I kept moving, my grief streamed out behind me like a swimmer’s long hair in water.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“I attempted briefly to consecrate myself in the public library, believing every crack in my soul could be chinked with a book.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“Misunderstanding is my cornerstone. It’s everyone’s, come to think of it. Illusions mistaken for truth are the pavement under our feet.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“There is a strange moment in time, after something horrible happens, when you know it’s true, but you haven’t told anyone yet.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“In a world as wrong as this one, all we can do is make things as right as we can.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“A first child is your own best foot forward, and how you do cheer those little feet as they strike out. You examine every turn of flesh for precocity, and crow it to the world. But the last one: the baby who trails her scent like a flag of surrender through your life when there will be no more coming after–oh, that’ s love by a different name.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“It is true that I do not speak as well as I can think. But that is true of most people, as nearly as I can tell.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“But kids don’t stay with you if you do it right. It’s the one job where, the better you are, the more surely you won’t be needed in the long run.”
― Barbara Kingsolver quotes

“What I want is so simple I almost can’t say it: elementary kindness.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“A mother’s body remembers her babies-the folds of soft flesh, the softly furred scalp against her nose. Each child has it’s own entreaties to body and soul.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

Most Inspirational Paulo Coelho Quotes

Paulo Coelho (born August 24, 1947) is a Brazilian writer. Below is a list of Inspirational Paulo Coelho Quotes.

His novel The Alchemist has been translated into 81 languages. According to The Washington Post, Paulo Coelho has sold an estimated 350 million books.

Paulo Coelho Quotes
Paulo Coelho Quotes

Paulo Coelho Quotes

“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”
― Paulo Coelho

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
― Paulo Coelho

“The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”
― Paulo Coelho

“No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.”
― Paulo Coelho

“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”
― Paulo Coelho

“Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.”
― Paulo Coelho

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
― Paulo Coelho

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
― Paulo Coelho

“When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive.”
― Paulo Coelho

“Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.”
― Paulo Coelho

“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”
― Paulo Coelho

“A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.”
Paulo Coelho

“The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.”
― Paulo Coelho

“So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”
― Paulo Coelho

“When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.”
― Paulo Coelho

“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.”
― Paulo Coelho

“If I am really a part of your dream, you’ll come back one day.”
― Paulo Coelho

“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready.”
― Paulo Coelho

“If pain must come, may it come quickly. Because I have a life to live, and I need to live it in the best way possible. If he has to make a choice, may he make it now. Then I will either wait for him or forget him.”
― Paulo Coelho

“Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.”
― Paulo Coelho

“Tears are words that need to be written.”
― Paulo Coelho

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.”
― Paulo Coelho

“The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”
― Paulo Coelho

“When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.”
Paulo Coelho quotes

“Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.”
― Paulo Coelho

“Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worst kind of suffering.”
― Paulo Coelho

“Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I didn’t have the courage to say “yes” to life?”
― Paulo Coelho

Inspirational Truman Capote Quotes

Truman Capote (September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984) was an American novelist. This post features some Inspirational Truman Capote Quotes.

Truman Capote Quotes
Truman Capote Quotes

Truman Capote Quotes

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”
― Truman Capote

“Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.”
― Truman Capote

“Just remember: If one bird carried every grain of sand, grain by grain, across the ocean, by the time he got them all on the other side, that would only be the beginning of eternity. ”
― Truman Capote

“I am always drawn back to places where I have lived, the houses and their neighborhoods.”
― Truman Capote

“You can’t blame a writer for what the characters say.”
― Truman Capote

“It may be normal, darling; but I’d rather be natural.”
― Truman Capote

“You’re wonderful. Unique. I love you.”
― Truman Capote

“It is no shame to have a dirty face- the shame comes when you keep it dirty.”
― Truman Capote

“The wind is us it gathers and remembers all our voices, then sends them talking and telling through the leaves and the fields.”
― Truman Capote

“You call yourself a free spirit, a “wild thing,” and you’re terrified somebody’s gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you’re already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it’s not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It’s wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.”
Truman Capote quotes

“I don’t want to own anything until I find a place where me and things go together.”
― Truman Capote

“Maybe the older you grow and the less easy it is to put thought into action, maybe that’s why it gets all locked up in your head and becomes a burden.”
Truman Capote

“Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring.”
― Truman Capote

“Love should be allowed. I’m all for it. Now that I’ve got a pretty good idea what it is.”
― Truman Capote

“You can’t give your heart to a wild thing.”
― Truman Capote

“More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.”
― Truman Capote

“Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.”
― Truman Capote

“The answer is good things only happen to you if you’re good. Good? Honest is more what I mean… Be anything but a coward, a pretender, an emotional crook, a whore: I’d rather have cancer than a dishonest heart.”
― Truman Capote

“The village of Holcomb stands on the high wheat plains of western Kansas, a lonesome area that other Kansans call “out there.”
― Truman Capote

“But it’s Sunday, Mr. Bell. Clocks are slow on Sundays.”
― Truman Capote

“I told you: you can make yourself love anybody.”
― Truman Capote

“He loved her, he loved her, and until he’d loved her she had never minded being alone.”
― Truman Capote

“Never love a wild thing…If you let yourself love a wild thing. You’ll end up looking at the sky.”
― Truman Capote

“It’s better to look at the sky than live there. Such an empty place; so vague. Just a country where the thunder goes.”
― Truman Capote

“You can love somebody without it being like that. You keep them a stranger, a stranger who’s a friend.”
― Truman Capote

“I don’t care what anybody says about me as long as it isn’t true.”
― Truman Capote

“I love New York, even though it isn’t mine, the way something has to be, a tree or a street or a house, something, anyway, that belongs to me because I belong to it.”
― Truman Capote

“Don’t wanna sleep, don’t wanna die, just wanna go a-travellin’ through the pastures of the sky.”
― Truman Capote

“I loved her enough to forget myself, my self pitying despairs, and be content that something she thought happy was going to happen.”
Truman Capote quotes

“Everybody has to feel superior to somebody,” she said. “But it’s customary to present a little proof before you take the privilege.”
― Truman Capote

“To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the music the words make.”
― Truman Capote

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