Margaret Walker

1915 -

A Quote by Margaret Walker on ancestry, body, memory, people, and poetry

The poetry of a people comes from the deep recesses of the unconscious, the irrational and the collective body of our ancestral memories.

Margaret Walker (1915 -)

Source: Black World

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Margaret Walker on body and songs

in

I want my careless song to strike no minor key; no fiend to stand between my body's Southern song - the fusion of the South, my body's song and me.

Margaret Walker (1915 -)

Source: Southern Song

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Margaret Walker on doctors, heart, needs, and time

Now when you hates you shrinks up inside and gets littler and you squeezes your heart tight and you stays so mad with peoples you feels sick all the time like you needs the doctor.

Margaret Walker (1915 -)

Source: Ji`bilee, 1966.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Margaret Walker on justice and needs

White folks needs what black folks got just as much as black folks needs what white folks got, and we's all got to stay here mongst each other and git along, that's what.

Margaret Walker (1915 -)

Source: Ji`bilee, 1966.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Margaret Walker on age, evil, and prophets

The Word of fire burns today On the lips of our prophets in an evil age.

Margaret Walker (1915 -)

Source: Words to Make My Dream Children Live, by Deirdre Mullane, 1995.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Margaret Walker on memory, women, and words

My grandmothers are full of memories/ Smelling of soap and onions and wet clay/ With veins rolling roughly over quick hands/ They have many clean words to say,/ My grandmothers were strong. Margaret Walker (1915 - ____) US writer, educator From Lineage; quoted in The Black Woman's Gumbo Ya-Ya, by Terri L. Jewell, 1993.

Margaret Walker (1915 -)

Source: Lineage, quoted in The Black Woman's Gumbo Ya-Ya, by Terri L. Jewell, 1993.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Margaret Walker on books and decisions

When I was about eight, I decided that the most wonderful thing, next to a human being, was a book.

Margaret Walker (1915 -)

Source: I Dream a World, by Brian Lanker, 1989.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Margaret Walker on courage, earth, freedom, generations, growth, peace, people, and world

Let a new earth rise. Let another world be born. Let a bloody peace be written in the sky. Let a second generation full of courage issue forth; let a people loving freedom come to growth.

Margaret Walker (1915 -)

Source: Famous Black Quotations, ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Margaret Walker

You is born lucky, and it's better to be born lucky than born rich, cause if you is lucky you can git rich, but if you is born rich and you ain't lucky you is liables to lose all you got.

Margaret Walker (1915 -)

Source: Ji`bilee, 1966.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Margaret Walker on friendship, good, manners, and money

Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go.

Margaret Walker (1915 -)

Source: Ji`bilee, 1966.

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content