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Sue Monk Kidd quotes: The secret of a good lie is don't overly explain, and throw in one good detail. The secret of a good lie is don't overly explain, and throw in one good detail.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: The only wrong thing, perhaps, is permanently hesitating on the verge of courage. The only wrong thing, perhaps, is permanently hesitating on the verge of courage.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: I'd chosen the regret I could live with best, that's all. I'd chosen the regret I could live with best, that's all.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: I actually grew up in a house in which bees lived in one of the walls, and they lived there 18 years, in fact, so it wasn't a fleeting thing. I actually grew up in a house in which bees lived in one of the walls, and they lived there 18 years, in fact, so it wasn't a fleeting thing.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: Into every life a little rain must fall. Into every life a little rain must fall.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: Novels attempt to render human experience; that's really all they are. They are meant to convey empathy for the character. Novels attempt to render human experience; that's really all they are. They are meant to convey empathy for the character.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: It shocks me how I wish for ... what is lost and cannot come back. It shocks me how I wish for ... what is lost and cannot come back.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: For what it's worth, charting one's passion in a small daybook kept hidden in a hatbox inside a wardrobe does not subdue passion in the least. For what it's worth, charting one's passion in a small daybook kept hidden in a hatbox inside a wardrobe does not subdue passion in the least.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: Have you ever noticed the more you try not to think, the more elaborate your thinking episodes get? Have you ever noticed the more you try not to think, the more elaborate your thinking episodes get?
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: It takes a bee 10,000,000 trips to collect enough nectar to make 1 pound of honey. It takes a bee 10,000,000 trips to collect enough nectar to make 1 pound of honey.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: Some things were not possible in this world. Children did not have two parents who refused to love them. One, maybe, but for pity's sake, not two. Some things were not possible in this world. Children did not have two parents who refused to love them. One, maybe, but for pity's sake, not two.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: He felt God the same way arthritic monks felt rain coming in their joints. He felt only a hint of him. He felt God the same way arthritic monks felt rain coming in their joints. He felt only a hint of him.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: I was a very good nurse, but I burned out after eight years or so because it wasn't what I truly wanted to do. Writing is what I belong to. I was a very good nurse, but I burned out after eight years or so because it wasn't what I truly wanted to do. Writing is what I belong to.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: Something deep in all of us yearns for God's beauty, and we can find it no matter where we are. Something deep in all of us yearns for God's beauty, and we can find it no matter where we are.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: I wished she'd been smart enough, or loving enough, to realize everybody has burdens that crush them, only they don't give up their children. I wished she'd been smart enough, or loving enough, to realize everybody has burdens that crush them, only they don't give up their children.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: She put up an invincible show, but underneath I knew her to be bruised and vulnerable. She put up an invincible show, but underneath I knew her to be bruised and vulnerable.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: Loss takes up inside of everything sooner or later and eats right through it. Loss takes up inside of everything sooner or later and eats right through it.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: Was it ever right to sacrifice one's truth for expedience? Was it ever right to sacrifice one's truth for expedience?
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: With pencil, you can always erase. With pencil, you can always erase.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: Everybody needs a seashell in her bathroom to remind her the ocean is her home. Everybody needs a seashell in her bathroom to remind her the ocean is her home.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: To fashion an inner story of our pain carries us into the heart of it, which is where rebirth inevitably occurs. To fashion an inner story of our pain carries us into the heart of it, which is where rebirth inevitably occurs.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: When a woman starts to disentangle herself from patriarchy, ultimately she is abandoned to her own self. When a woman starts to disentangle herself from patriarchy, ultimately she is abandoned to her own self.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: It was the first time I'd ever said the words to another person, and the sound of them broke open my heart. It was the first time I'd ever said the words to another person, and the sound of them broke open my heart.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: [Let's] put feet to our prayers. [Let's] put feet to our prayers.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: How nobody is perfect. How you just have to close your eyes and breathe out and let the puzzle of the human heart be what it is. The How nobody is perfect. How you just have to close your eyes and breathe out and let the puzzle of the human heart be what it is. The
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: How could I choose someone who would force me to give up my own small reach for meaning? I chose myself, and without consolation. How could I choose someone who would force me to give up my own small reach for meaning? I chose myself, and without consolation.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: Women made the best beekeepers 'cause they have a special ability built into them to love creatures that sting. Women made the best beekeepers 'cause they have a special ability built into them to love creatures that sting.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: This is what I know about myself. She was all I wanted. And I took her away. This is what I know about myself. She was all I wanted. And I took her away.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: I was not sorry for loving Charleston or for leaving it. Geography had made me who I was. I was not sorry for loving Charleston or for leaving it. Geography had made me who I was.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: He gazed at me with kindness and pity. "To remain silent in the face of evil is itself a form of evil." I turned He gazed at me with kindness and pity. "To remain silent in the face of evil is itself a form of evil." I turned
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: I wondered what it was like to be inside her, just a curl of flesh swimming in the darkness, the quiet things that had passed between us. I wondered what it was like to be inside her, just a curl of flesh swimming in the darkness, the quiet things that had passed between us.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: Unraveling external selves and coming home to our real identity is the true meaning of soul work. Unraveling external selves and coming home to our real identity is the true meaning of soul work.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: I have come here not to find answers, but to find a way to live in a world without any. I have come here not to find answers, but to find a way to live in a world without any.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: I realize what a strange in-between place I am in. The Young Woman inside has turned to go, but the Old Woman has not shown up. I realize what a strange in-between place I am in. The Young Woman inside has turned to go, but the Old Woman has not shown up.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: The problem is [people] know what matters, but they don't choose it. The problem is [people] know what matters, but they don't choose it.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: Don't be telling mecan't be done. That's some god damney white talk, that's what that is. Don't be telling me
can't be done. That's some god damney white talk, that's what that is.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: A lot of time you write out of some unconscious place. I try to trust what is coming and where it wants to take me. A lot of time you write out of some unconscious place. I try to trust what is coming and where it wants to take me.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: I now understand that writing fiction was a seed planted in my soul, though I would not be ready to grow that seed for a long time. I now understand that writing fiction was a seed planted in my soul, though I would not be ready to grow that seed for a long time.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: Miss Sarah never tattled. She tugged the rug over Miss Sarah never tattled. She tugged the rug over
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: I have knots in my years that I can't undo, and this is one of the worst--the night I did wrong and Mauma got caught I have knots in my years that I can't undo, and this is one of the worst--the night I did wrong and Mauma got caught
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: I felt like I'd unzipped my skin and momentarily stepped out of it, leaving a crazy person in charge I felt like I'd unzipped my skin and momentarily stepped out of it, leaving a crazy person in charge
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: It takes so much energy to keep things at bay. It takes so much energy to keep things at bay.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: You can't stop your heart from loving, really it's like standing out there in the ocean yelling at the waves to stop. You can't stop your heart from loving, really
it's like standing out there in the ocean yelling at the waves to stop.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: You think there's no detriment in a slave learning to read? There are sad truths in our world, and one is that slaves who read are a threat. You think there's no detriment in a slave learning to read? There are sad truths in our world, and one is that slaves who read are a threat.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: Readiness for dying arrives by attending the smallest moment and finding the eternal inside of it. Readiness for dying arrives by attending the smallest moment and finding the eternal inside of it.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: I was afraid, though, the blame would find a way to stick to them. That's how blame was. I was afraid, though, the blame would find a way to stick to them. That's how blame was.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: Just to be is holy, just to live is a gift. Just to be is holy, just to live is a gift.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: I didn't know whether this Mr. Smyth was behaving like white people, or if it just showed something vile about all people. I didn't know whether this Mr. Smyth was behaving like white people, or if it just showed something vile about all people.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: The body knows things a long time before the mind catches up to them. I was wondering what my body knew that I didn't. The body knows things a long time before the mind catches up to them. I was wondering what my body knew that I didn't.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: I have an old dog named Lily, and she's a black lab. I have an old dog named Lily, and she's a black lab.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: I didn't see why loving someone had to have so much agony attached to it. It felt like a series of fresh cuts in the skin of my heart I didn't see why loving someone had to have so much agony attached to it. It felt like a series of fresh cuts in the skin of my heart
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: an acron grew into an oak tree, didn't it? an acron grew into an oak tree, didn't it?
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: Uhhh yea, just did. 30 years ago. You Uhhh yea, just did. 30 years ago. You
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: He'd gone to church for forty years and was only getting worse. It seemed like this should tell God something. He'd gone to church for forty years and was only getting worse. It seemed like this should tell God something.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: So we just the same, me and you? That's why you the one to shit in the pot and I'm the one to empty it? So we just the same, me and you? That's why you the one to shit in the pot and I'm the one to empty it?
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: How did we ever get the idea that God would supply us on demand with quick fixes, that God is merely a rescuer and not a midwife? How did we ever get the idea that God would supply us on demand with quick fixes, that God is merely a rescuer and not a midwife?
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: The echo of one of God's deepest truths: delight can emerge from and exist along with our scars. The echo of one of God's deepest truths: delight can emerge from and exist along with our scars.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: Whatever else you do, listen to your Deepest Self. Love Her and be true to Her, speak Her truth, always. Whatever else you do, listen to your Deepest Self. Love Her and be true to Her, speak Her truth, always.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: I couldn't imagine what it cost him to say these words. "I do," I said. "And you must forgive me. I couldn't imagine what it cost him to say these words. "I do," I said. "And you must forgive me.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: The sorry truth is you can walk your feet to blisters, walk till kingdom-com, and you never will outpace your grief. The sorry truth is you can walk your feet to blisters, walk till kingdom-com, and you never will outpace your grief.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: You are my everlasting home. Don't you ever be afraid. I am enough. We are enough. You are my everlasting home. Don't you ever be afraid. I am enough. We are enough.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: I could even feel how perishable all my moments really were, how all my life they had come to me begging to be lived, to be cherished even. I could even feel how perishable all my moments really were, how all my life they had come to me begging to be lived, to be cherished even.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: 'Traveling with Pomegranates' is a very personal, very honest story about my relationship with my daughter and Ann's with her mother. 'Traveling with Pomegranates' is a very personal, very honest story about my relationship with my daughter and Ann's with her mother.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: The month of August had turned into a griddle where the days just lay there and sizzled. The month of August had turned into a griddle where the days just lay there and sizzled.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: The skies were bright cerulean, teeming with ferocious winds, spilling mallards and fat wood drakes from the clouds. The skies were bright cerulean, teeming with ferocious winds, spilling mallards and fat wood drakes from the clouds.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: The night fell over me, and for a moment I lost my boundaries, feeling like the sky was my own skin The night fell over me, and for a moment I lost my boundaries, feeling like the sky was my own skin
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: It seemed like that's when she started laying her cold fire of hate. It seemed like that's when she started laying her cold fire of hate.
Sue Monk Kidd quotes: I know you've run away - everybody gets the urge to do that some time - but sooner or later you'll want to go home. I know you've run away - everybody gets the urge to do that some time - but sooner or later you'll want to go home.