Clarissa Pinkola Estés Quotes

Clarissa Pinkola Estés Quotes

I hope you will go out and let stories, that is life, happen to you, and that you will work with these stories... water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.

Failure is a greater teacher than success

Tears are a river that takes you somewhere…Tears lift your boat off the rocks, off dry ground, carrying it downriver to someplace better.

Don't waste your time hating a failure. Failure is a greater teacher than success. Listen, learn, go on.

When the wildish woman has an idea, the friend or lover will never say, "Well, I don't know . . . sounds really dumb [grandiose, undoable, expensive, etc.] to me." A right friend will never say that. They might say instead . . . "I don't know if I understand. Tell me how you see it. Tell me how it will work.

Nature does not ask permission. Blossom and birth whenever you feel like it.

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