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Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: I think the job of writing and literature is to encourage each one of us to believe that we're living in a story. I think the job of writing and literature is to encourage each one of us to believe that we're living in a story.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: I support all people on earth who have bodies like and unlike my body I support all people on earth who have bodies like and unlike my body
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: the long sorrow of the color red. the long sorrow of the color red.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: Maybe if we re-invent whatever our lives give us we find poems. Maybe if we re-invent whatever our lives give us we find poems.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: My mother used to tell me when I went somewhere, "Please leave your foolishness at home." But how could I do that? It was stuck on me. My mother used to tell me when I went somewhere, "Please leave your foolishness at home." But how could I do that? It was stuck on me.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: So ask yourself, you swirling tornado of a human being, in a world of disoriented honeybees, do you want to look locked out the minute you sit down? So ask yourself, you swirling tornado of a human being, in a world of disoriented honeybees, do you want to look locked out the minute you sit down?
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: What did exclusivity ever have to offer but a distorted, unrealistic view of the world? People who stuck only to their own kind were scared people. What did exclusivity ever have to offer but a distorted, unrealistic view of the world? People who stuck only to their own kind were scared people.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: I wondered stony afternoons owning all their vastness. I wondered stony afternoons owning all their vastness.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: The days are nouns: touch themThe hands are churches that worship the world The days are nouns: touch them
The hands are churches that worship the world
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: A poem is a cup of words open to the sky and wind in a bucket. A poem is a cup of words open to the sky and wind in a bucket.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: It was terrible when a single conversation with someone determined your whole future relationship. It was terrible when a single conversation with someone determined your whole future relationship.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: Getting over what you did to me is not why I get out of bed anymore. Getting over what you did to me is not why I get out of bed anymore.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: I say yes when I mean no and the wrinkle grows. I say yes when I mean no
and the wrinkle grows.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: The real heroes of race and culture would always be the people who stepped out of their own line to make a larger circle. The real heroes of race and culture would always be the people who stepped out of their own line to make a larger circle.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: The thousands small birds of January in their smooth soaring cloud finding the trees. The thousands small birds of January in their smooth soaring cloud finding the trees.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: What would it be like to be a turtle inside a shell hit by hailstones? What would it be like to be a turtle inside a shell hit by hailstones?
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: Sometimes there's no one to listen to what you really might like to say at a certain moment. The paper always listens. Sometimes there's no one to listen to what you really might like to say at a certain moment. The paper always listens.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: Most days weren't clear when you were in them. Most days weren't clear when you were in them.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: I think of a poem as being deeper than headline news. I think of a poem as being deeper than headline news.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: There are people we have never seen who are busy thinking up things we should be worried about. There are people we have never seen who are busy thinking up things we should be worried about.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: Our limbs which had already traveled far beyond her world, carrying the click of distances in the smooth, untroubled soles of their shoes. Our limbs which had already traveled far beyond her world, carrying the click of distances in the smooth, untroubled soles of their shoes.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: The writing of Kathleen McGookey shines more brightly than most fine things we feel pleasure to read. Celebrate it! The writing of Kathleen McGookey shines more brightly than most fine things we feel pleasure to read. Celebrate it!
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: There is a place to stand where you can see so many lights you forget you are one of them. There is a place to stand where you can see so many lights you forget you are one of them.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: Those whom we did not know think they know us now. Those whom we did not know think they know us now.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: Being alive is a common road. It's what we notice makes us different. Being alive is a common road. It's what we notice makes us different.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: Because Ali did not want to see the deep pools of his kind teacher's eyes and fall into them. He didn't know how to swim. Because Ali did not want to see the deep pools of his kind teacher's eyes and fall into them. He didn't know how to swim.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: Because sometimes I live in a hurricane of wordsand not one of them can save me. Because sometimes I live in a hurricane of words
and not one of them can save me.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: Poetry calls us to pause. There is so much we overlook, while the abundance around us continues to shimmer, on its own. Poetry calls us to pause. There is so much we overlook, while the abundance around us continues to shimmer, on its own.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: I love the solitude of reading. I love the deep dive into someone else's story, the delicious ache of a last page. I love the solitude of reading. I love the deep dive into someone else's story, the delicious ache of a last page.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: Are people the only holy land? Are people the only holy land?
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: Later our dreams begin catching fire around the edges, they burn like paper, we wake with our hands full of ash. Later our dreams begin catching fire around the edges, they burn like paper, we wake with our hands full of ash.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: I'm writing mostly to thank you for living you eighty years and to tell you I love you and think of you often. I'm writing mostly to thank you for living you eighty years and to tell you I love you and think of you often.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: Poetry, the most intimate form of expression, gives us a deeper sense of reality than headlines and news stories ever could. Poetry, the most intimate form of expression, gives us a deeper sense of reality than headlines and news stories ever could.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: This is the world I want to live in. The shared world. This is the world I want to live in. The shared world.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: We start out as little bits of disconnected dust. We start out as little bits of disconnected dust.
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: What twists or rage greater than we could ever guess had savaged skylines, thousands of lives? What twists or rage greater than we could ever guess had savaged skylines, thousands of lives?
Naomi Shihab Nye quotes: I'm not interested inwho suffered the most.I'm interested inpeople getting over it. I'm not interested in
who suffered the most.
I'm interested in
people getting over it.