Natalie Goldberg Quotes

Natalie Goldberg Quotes: Sometimes when you think you are done, it is just the edge of beginning. Probably that's why we decide we're done. It's getting too scary. We are touching down onto something real. It is beyond the point when you think you are done that often something strong comes out.
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Natalie Goldberg Quote: As writers we live life twice, like a cow that eats its food once and then regurgitates it to chew and digest it again. We have a second chance at biting into our experience and examining it. ...This is our life and it's not going to last forever. There isn't time to talk about someday writing that short story or poem or novel. Slow down now, touch what is around you, and out of care and compassion for each moment and detail, put pen to paper and begin to write.
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Quotes about Natalie Goldberg: Women need space and silence. We too quickly give away our energy. There's something about holding that richness.
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Quote about Natalie Goldberg: Trust in what you love, continue to do it, and it will take you where you need to go.
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Natalie Goldberg Sayings: Literature gives us the great gift of the present moment.
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Natalie Goldberg Saying: We walk through so many myths of each other and ourselves; we are so thankful when someone sees us for who we are and accepts us.
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Sayings about Natalie Goldberg: Kill the idea of the lone, suffering artist. Don't make it any harder on yourself.
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Saying about Natalie Goldberg: There's no such thing as a writer's block. If you're having trouble writing, well, pick up the pen and write. No matter what, keep that hand moving. Writing is really a physical activity.
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Natalie Goldberg Quotes: We have to accept ourselves in order to write. Now none of us does that fully: few of us do it even halfway. Don't wait for one hundred percent acceptance of yourself before you write, or even eight percent acceptance. Just write. The process of writing is an activity that teaches us about acceptance.
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Natalie Goldberg Quote: At the moment our rational mind stops, hits against a wall ... something else happens. And a bigger mind, like a pearl, rolls in a silver bowl.
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Quotes about Natalie Goldberg: A writer's job is to give the reader a larger vision of the world.
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Quote about Natalie Goldberg: I write because I am alone and move through the world alone. No one will know what has passed through me... I write because there are stories that people have forgotten to tell, because I am a woman trying to stand up in my life... I write out of hurt and how to make hurt okay; how to make myself strong and come home, and it may be the only real home I'll ever have.
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Natalie Goldberg Sayings: The problem is we think we exist.
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Natalie Goldberg Saying: I hear people say they're going to write. I ask, when? They give me vague statements. Indefinite plans get dubious results. When we're concrete about our writing time, it alleviates that thin constant feeling of anxiety that writers have - we're barbecuing hot dogs, riding a bike, sailing out in the bay, shopping for shoes, even helping a sick friend, but somewhere nervously at the periphery of our perception we know we belong somewhere else - at our desk!
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