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Top 49 wise famous quotes and sayings by Barbara Brown Taylor

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Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: Science is not metaphorical. Science is scientific. Science is not metaphorical. Science is scientific.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: This is good, and all good things cast shadows. This is good, and all good things cast shadows.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: Our comfort or discomfort with the outer dark is a good barometer of how we feel about the inner kind. Our comfort or discomfort with the outer dark is a good barometer of how we feel about the inner kind.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: I don't have time for a job that doesn't leave me time to be quiet or still or to pray. I don't have time for a job that doesn't leave me time to be quiet or still or to pray.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: Prayer is happening, and it is not necessarily something that I am doing. God is happening, and I am lucky enough to know that I am in The Midst. Prayer is happening, and it is not necessarily something that I am doing. God is happening, and I am lucky enough to know that I am in The Midst.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: Our waiting is not nothing. It is something a very big something because people tend to be shaped by whatever it is they are waiting for. Our waiting is not nothing. It is something
a very big something
because people tend to be shaped by whatever it is they are waiting for.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: For a long time I listened to other people to decide whether I was still Christian or not, and I would sort of vet myself by the traditional formulae. For a long time I listened to other people to decide whether I was still Christian or not, and I would sort of vet myself by the traditional formulae.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: God does some of God's best work with people who are seriously lost. God does some of God's best work with people who are seriously lost.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: Whoever you are, you are human. Wherever you are, you live in the world, which is just waiting for you to notice the holiness in it. Whoever you are, you are human. Wherever you are, you live in the world, which is just waiting for you to notice the holiness in it.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: As a general rule, I would say that human beings never behave more badly toward one another than when they believe they are protecting God. As a general rule, I would say that human beings never behave more badly toward one another than when they believe they are protecting God.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: It's difficult for me to ignore how many conflicts locally and worldwide have religion tagged to them. It's difficult for me to ignore how many conflicts locally and worldwide have religion tagged to them.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: I've got a hold of something that won't move. It's a willingness to keep walking into the next day, open to whatever may turn out to be true that day. I've got a hold of something that won't move. It's a willingness to keep walking into the next day, open to whatever may turn out to be true that day.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: E. B. White once wrote, I can't decide whether to enjoy the world or improve the world; that makes it difficult to plan the day. E. B. White once wrote, I can't decide whether to enjoy the world or improve the world; that makes it difficult to plan the day.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: The poets began drifting away from churches as the jurists grew louder and more insistent. The poets began drifting away from churches as the jurists grew louder and more insistent.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: I love being alone. I learned that from my father, I think, who loved his own company. I love being alone. I learned that from my father, I think, who loved his own company.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: Kindness is not a bad religion, no matter what name you use for God. Kindness is not a bad religion, no matter what name you use for God.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: Earth is so thick with divine possibility that it is a wonder we can walk anywhere without cracking our shins on altars. Earth is so thick with divine possibility that it is a wonder we can walk anywhere without cracking our shins on altars.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: The only real difference between Anxiety and Excitement was my willingness to let go of Fear. The only real difference between Anxiety and Excitement was my willingness to let go of Fear.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: I'm leaving out some of the hugely successful megachurches, of which I have very little experience. I'm leaving out some of the hugely successful megachurches, of which I have very little experience.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: Church can be extremely boring. It can be very meaningful, it can be character forming, but can be have very little fizz in it. Church can be extremely boring. It can be very meaningful, it can be character forming, but can be have very little fizz in it.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: Every human interaction offers you the chance to make things better or to make things worse. Every human interaction offers you the chance to make things better or to make things worse.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: If God is about putting God ahead of myself then I've just quit being religious, because that's what got me into such deep trouble. If God is about putting God ahead of myself then I've just quit being religious, because that's what got me into such deep trouble.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: The great wisdom traditions of the world all recognize that the main impediment to living a life of meaning is being self-absorbed. The great wisdom traditions of the world all recognize that the main impediment to living a life of meaning is being self-absorbed.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: I'm a follower of the Christ path, and that opens a huge discussion about what we even mean by words like "Christian." I'm a follower of the Christ path, and that opens a huge discussion about what we even mean by words like "Christian."
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: The tradition piece is so embedded in me I don't know that I can see it any more, but the community piece is one I've been in danger of losing. The tradition piece is so embedded in me I don't know that I can see it any more, but the community piece is one I've been in danger of losing.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: There is a light that shines in the darkness, which is only visible there. There is a light that shines in the darkness, which is only visible there.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: I didn't want to be a priest. I wanted to do the work that priests do, and that required becoming a priest. I didn't want to be a priest. I wanted to do the work that priests do, and that required becoming a priest.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: Busy? The word loses all meaning under the canopy of this sky. Busy? The word loses all meaning under the canopy of this sky.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: To get God on your side is a great way to feel powerful. To get God on your side is a great way to feel powerful.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: I'll do my best to always put God and neighbor ahead of ego, but I want to find myself, and if finding myself means losing my ego self, I'll go I'll do my best to always put God and neighbor ahead of ego, but I want to find myself, and if finding myself means losing my ego self, I'll go there.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: I can't help but note that God is being useful to a lot of people trying to do harm to one another. I can't help but note that God is being useful to a lot of people trying to do harm to one another.
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: During the day it is hard to remember that all the stars in the sky are out there all the time, even when I am too blinded by the sum During the day it is hard to remember that all the stars in the sky are out there all the time, even when I am too blinded by the sum to see them
Barbara Brown Taylor quotes: The real problem has far less to do with what is really out there than it does with our resistance to finding out what is really out there. The real problem has far less to do with what is really out there than it does with our resistance to finding out what is really out there.