Sue Monk Kidd Quotes


"The hardest thing on earth is choosing what matters."

Sue Monk Kidd

"Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here."

Sue Monk Kidd

"People, in general, would rather die than forgive. It's that hard."

Sue Monk Kidd

"Sometimes, in order to say yes to what matters most, I must say no to good things."

Sue Monk Kidd

"You think you want to know something, and then once you do, all you can think about is erasing it from your mind."

Sue Monk Kidd

"If you need something from somebody always give that person a way to hand it to you."

Sue Monk Kidd

"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

"I sit in my new room and write everything down. My heart never stops talking."

Sue Monk Kidd

"Once you know the truth, you can’t ever go back and pick up your suitcase of lies. Heavier or not, the truth is yours now."

Sue Monk Kidd

"When it comes to religion today, we tend to be long on butterflies and short on cocoons. Somehow we're going to have to relearn that the deep things of God don't come suddenly."

Sue Monk Kidd

"The world depends upon the small beating in your heart."

Sue Monk Kidd

"I eventually found that the soul is more than an immortal commodity to win and save. It is the repository of the inner divine, the truest part of us."

Sue Monk Kidd

"The only wrong thing, perhaps, is permanently hesitating on the verge of courage."

Sue Monk Kidd

"The world depends upon the small beating in your heart."

Sue Monk Kidd

"It was the in-between time, before day leaves and night comes, a time I’ve never been partial to because of the sadness that lingers in the space between going and coming."

Sue Monk Kidd

"Stopping is a spiritual art. It is the refuge where we drink life in."

Sue Monk Kidd

"If you aren't giving people something to talk about, you've become too dull."

Sue Monk Kidd

"It is the peculiar nature of the world to go on spinning no matter what sort of heartbreak is happening."

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."

Sue Monk Kidd

"I realize that I can be with someone, but on a deeper level I'm not available to them at all. I have attention deficit disorder of the soul."

Sue Monk Kidd

"My ultimate authority is the divine voice in my own soul. Period." ~

Sue Monk Kidd

"Until we look from the bottom up we have nothing."

Sue Monk Kidd

"Whatever else you do, listen to your Deepest Self. Love Her and be true to Her, speak Her truth, always."

Sue Monk Kidd

"The whole problem with people is they don't know what matters and what doesn't."

Sue Monk Kidd

"All my life I've thought I needed someone to complete me, now I know I need to belong to myself."

Sue Monk Kidd

"Everybody needs a seashell in her bathroom to remind her the ocean is her home."

Sue Monk Kidd

"We become what we pay attention to."

Sue Monk Kidd

"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 another's eyes or heart."

Sue Monk Kidd

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