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    I have always secretly felt that what mankind should be in an ideal sense is that mixture of people and races. I really believe in it. I don't think there is anything sacred in the integrity of race, white or black.
    — Margaret Walker
    I do not believe that hating any man solves the problem of race or any other problem. ... I firmly believe that hatred, like anger, works on the physical glandular system as well as on the moral fiber of our nation, and in doing so, can bring no positive good.
    — Margaret Walker
    Snow-white moslem head-dress around a dead black face!Beautiful were your sand-papering words against our skins!
    — Margaret Walker
    tags: black 
     
    Her voice is thin and her moan is high,And her cackling laugh or her barking coldBring terror to the young and old.O Molly, Molly, Molly MeansLean is the ghost of Molly Means.
    — Margaret Walker
    tags: young  ghost 
     
    Old Molly Means was a hag and a witch;Chile of the devil, the dark, and sitch.
    — Margaret Walker
    tags: dark  devil 
     
    Love stretches your heart and makes you big inside.
    — Margaret Walker
    tags: heart 
     
    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
    tags: time  heart  hate  doctor 
     
    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
    All you violated ones with gentle hearts;You violent dreamers whose cries shout heartbreak
    — Margaret Walker
    tags: violent 
     
    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
    tags: black 
     
    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
    tags: song 
     
    The Word of fire burns today On the lips of our prophets in an evil age.
    — Margaret Walker
    tags: evil  age  fire 
     
    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
    tags: memory  strong 
     
    ... I see the country going fascist. We have been going that route a long, long time. A lot of things the country has done from its inception were fascist. But now, now I think we are in the face of a terrible fascist dictatorship.
    — Margaret Walker
    tags: time 
     
    A writer needs certain conditions in which to work and create art. She needs a piece of time; a peace of mind; a quiet place; and a private life.
    — Margaret Walker
    tags: peace  work 
     
    Racism is so extreme and so pervasive in our American society that no black individual lives in an atmosphere of freedom.
    — Margaret Walker
    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
    tags: people  memory  body  poetry 
     
    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
    When I was about eight, I decided that the most wonderful thing, next to a human being, was a book.
    — Margaret Walker
    tags: human  book 
     
    Only ways you can keep folks hating is to keep them apart and separated from each other.
    — Margaret Walker
    Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go.
    — Margaret Walker
    tags: friends  money 
     
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