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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.
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Sue Monk Kidd Quote: Empathy is the most mysterious transaction that the human soul can have, and its accessible to all of us, but we have to give ourselves the opportunity to identify, to plunge ourselves in a story where we see the world from the bottom up or through anothers eyes or heart.
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Quotes about Sue Monk Kidd: A spiritual pilgrim needs to discern when his or her life is stunted in an old field and find the courage and determination to go to a
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Quote about Sue Monk Kidd: I came to believe that my true identity goes beyond the outer roles I play. It transcends the ego. I came to understand that there is an Authentic 'I' within - an 'I Am,' or divine spark within the soul.
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Sue Monk Kidd Sayings: Still everyone, including the abbot, had said that he was running away from his grief. They'd had no idea what they were talking about. He'd cradled his grief, almost to the point of loving it. For so long he refused to give it up, because leaving it behind was like leaving her.
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Sayings about Sue Monk Kidd: How could I choose someone who would force me to give up my own small reach for meaning? I chose myself, and without consolation.
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Saying about Sue Monk Kidd: some things don't matter much. Like the color of a house. How big is that in the overall scheme of life? But lifting a person's heart--now, that matters. The whole problem with people is...they know what matters, but they don't choose it...The hardest thing on earth is choosing what matters.
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Sue Monk Kidd Quotes: When had my fear of broken plates gotten so grandiose? My desire for extravagant moments so small?
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Sue Monk Kidd Quote: Probably one or two moments in your whole life you will hear a dark whispering spirit, a voice coming from the center of things. It will have blades for lips and will not stop until it speaks the one secret thing at the heart of it all. Kneeling on the floor, unable to stop shuddering, I heard it plainly. It said, You are unlovable...
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Quotes about Sue Monk Kidd: I'd heard August say more than once,
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Quote about Sue Monk Kidd: 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.
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Sue Monk Kidd Sayings: At night I would lie in bed and watch the show, how bees squeezed through the cracks of my bedroom wall and flew circles around the room, making that propeller sound, a high-pitched zzzzzz that hummed along my skin. I watched their wings shining like bits of chrome in the dark and felt the longing build in my chest. The way those bees flew, not even looking for a flower, just flying for the feel of the wind, split my heart down its seam.
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Sue Monk Kidd Saying: In a weird way I must have loved my little collection of hurts and wounds. They provided me with some real nice sympathy, with the feeling I was exceptional...What a special case I was.
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Sayings about Sue Monk Kidd: Every living creature on the earth is special. You want to be the one that puts an end to one of them?
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Saying about Sue Monk Kidd: As an adolescent, I went to charm school, where I learned to pour tea and relate to boys, which, as I recall, meant giving them the pickle jar to unscrew, whether it was too hard for me or not.
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Sue Monk Kidd Quotes: We write to taste life twice,
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Sue Monk Kidd Quote: Every human being on the face of the earth has a steel plate in his head, but if you lie down now and then and get still as you can, it will slide open like elevator doors, letting in all the secret thoughts that have been standing around so patiently, pushing the button for a ride to the top. The real troubles in life happen when those hidden doors stay closed for too long.
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