Terry Tempest Williams Quotes

Terry Tempest Williams Quotes

There is an art to writing, and it is not always disclosure. The act itself can be beautiful, revelatory, and private.

When it comes to words, rather than using our own voice, authentic and unpracticed, we steal someone else's to shield our fear.

To withhold words is power. But to share our words with others, openly and honestly, is also power.

words are much stronger than I am.

What is the most important thing one learns in school? Self-esteem, support, and friendship.

Faith is not about finding meaning in the world, there may be no such thing - faith is the belief in our capacity to create meaningful lives.

I accept the Organic Trinity of Mineral, Vegetable, and Animal with as much authority as I accept the Holy Trinity. Both are sacred.

There is no one true church, no one chosen people.

How do we remain faithful to our own spiritual imagination and not betray what we know in our own bodies? The world is holy. We are holy. All life is holy.

What other species now require of us is our attention. Otherwise, we are entering a narrative of disappearing intelligences.

Beauty is transformed over time, and not without destruction.

I wonder how it is we have come to this place in our society where art and nature are spoke in terms of what is optional, the pastime and concern of the elite?

Not everything is meant for all to hear.

Choosing with integrity means finding ways to speak up that honor your reality, the reality of others, and your willingness to meet in the center of that large field. It’s hard sometimes.

Story is the umbilical cord that connects us to the past, present, and future. Family. Story is a relationship between the teller and the listener, a responsibility. . . . Story is an affirmation of our ties to one another.

When one woman doesn't speak, other women get hurt.

Listening over and over to the voices through a family of instruments allowed us to recognize and appreciate the dignity and uniqueness of each living thing in the meadow and forest.

CONVERSATION is the vehicle for change.

It is not possible to satisfy women," a friend said. "We are disturbed if we have children too young. Disturbed if we have then later. Disturbed if we don't have children at all.

Did I have the courage to forge a path

Finding one’s voice is a process of finding one’s passion.

The mind creates those things that exist.

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.

Most of all, differences of opinion are opportunities for learning.

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