American award winner author Alice Walker- May 31, 2012 – Courtesy of MAKERS/YouTube thumbnail Compiled by Egypt Today American award winner author Alice Walker- May 31, 2012 – Courtesy of MAKERS/YouTube thumbnail Compiled by Egypt Today

et Quote: Alice Walker

Fri, Nov. 10, 2017
CAIRO – 10 November 2017: “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.” - Alice Walker

Born on February 9, 1944 in Georgia, The United States, Alice Walker is an award-winning American author who writes poetry, novels, essays and stories. Through her writings and real-life effort, Walker tried to stand in the face of discrimination and injustice, she was also an advocate for civil rights and sought to fight poverty and illiteracy, according to Good Reads.

Through this quote, Walker is trying to tell us that we might end up squandering our rights and value by not knowing how valuable and powerful we are. Knowing and loving one's self is a huge step for self-empowering and not believing in one's strength and potential is an act of injustice.

Fun facts:
● Walker was the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her novel “The Color Purple.”

● When her novel “The Color Purple” was turned into a film it was nominated for 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay.


Another quote for the road:
“I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.”

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