Quote by Alice Walker : “I think writing really”

I think writing really helps you heal yourself. I think if you write long enough, you will be a healthy person. That is, if you write what you need to write, as opposed to what will make money, or what will make fame.

Quote by Alice Walker : “For me, writing has al”

For me, writing has always come out of living a fairly to-the-bone kind of life, just really being present to a lot of life. The writing has been really a byproduct of that.

Quote by Alice Walker : “I was brought up to tr”

I was brought up to try to see what was wrong and right it. Since I am a writer, writing is how I right it.

Quote by Alice Walker : “At Sarah Lawrence, I r”

At Sarah Lawrence, I realized that everybody was already what they were going to be. The painters were painting, the writers writing, the dancers dancing. And nobody wore any makeup. The art was uppermost.

Quote by Alice Walker : “There’s an ecstatic si”

There’s an ecstatic side to writing. It’s like jazz. It just has a life.

Quote by Alice Walker : “I started writing as a”

I started writing as a child. But I didn’t think of myself actually writing until I was in college. And I had gone to Africa as a sophomore or something – no, maybe junior – and wrote a book of poems. And that was my beginning. I published that book.

Quote by Alice Walker : “My mother says I was w”

My mother says I was writing before I was crawling. I wrote in the dirt with a twig.

Quote by Alice Walker : “But then I go through “

But then I go through long periods where I don’t listen to things, usually when I’m working. In between the records and in between the writing I suck up books and music and movies and anything I can find.

Quote by Alice Walker : “Writing saved me from “

Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence.

Quote by Alice Walker : “I started out as a poe”

I started out as a poet. I’ve always been a poet since I was 7 or 8. And so I feel myself to be fundamentally a poet who got into writing novels.