I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field and don’t notice it.

purple flowers

Wanting to share a good thing.

God love all them feelings. That’s some of the best stuff God did. And when you know God loves ’em you enjoys ’em a lot more. You can just relax, go with everything that’s going, and praise God by liking what you like.

God don’t think it dirty? I ast.

Naw, she say. God made it. Listen, God love everything you love — and a mess of stuff you don’t. But more than anything else, God love admiration.

You saying God vain? I ast.

Naw, she say. Not vain, just wanting to share a good thing. I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.

by Alice Walker (born February 9, 1944)
from The Color Purple, 1982

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3 Responses to “I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field and don’t notice it.”

  1. Quote Snack » Blog Archive » Creating art and creating ourselves are the same act Says:

    […] Big doesn’t mean high drama. Small things can say a lot. Consider Alice Walker’s line, “I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field and don’t notice it.” […]

  2. Aeona Says:

    Love, love, love this! Thanks!

  3. E. A. Able Says:

    Aeona – I remember sitting in a movie theater as a young woman, hearing those lines for the first time, and thinking “I will live my life noticing and rejoicing.”

    🙂

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