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David Whyte Quotes

Quotes by David Whyte - (12 quotes)

David Whyte - From the Art category:

Art is the act of triggering deep memories, of what it means to be fully human. (David Whyte)

David Whyte - From the Exploration category:

Some things cannot be spoken or discovered until we have been stuck, incapacitated, or blown off course for awhile. Plain sailing is pleasant, but you are not going to explore many unknown realms that way. (David Whyte)

David Whyte - From the Humanity category:

The outlaw is the radical, the one close to the roots of existence. The one who refuses to forget their humanity and, in remembering, helps everyone else remember, too. (David Whyte)

David Whyte - From the Humility category:

There is a lovely root to the word humiliation - from the latin word humus, meaning soil or ground. When we are humiliated, we are in effect returning to the ground of our being. (David Whyte)

David Whyte - From the Insecurity category:

Shedding the carapace we have been building so assiduously on the surface, we must by definition give up exactly what we thought was necessary to protect us from further harm. (David Whyte)

David Whyte - From the Journey category:

Our work is to make ourselves visible in the world. This is the soul's individual journey, and the soul would much rather fail at its own life than succeed at someone else's. (David Whyte)

David Whyte - From the Poetry category:

Enough / These few words are enough, if not these words, this / breath... (David Whyte)

David Whyte - From the Silence category:

Silence is like a cradle holding our endeavors and our will; a silent spaciousness sustains us in our work and at the same time connects us to larger worlds that, in the busyness of our daily struggle to achieve, we have not yet investigated. Silence is the soul's break for freedom. (David Whyte)

David Whyte - From the Solitude category:

Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you. (David Whyte)

David Whyte - From the Unknowns category:

What is precious inside us does not care to be known by the mind in ways that diminish its presence. (David Whyte)

David Whyte - From the Vision category:

When your eyes are tired the world is tired also. When your vision has gone no part of the world can find you. Time to go into the dark where the night has eyes to recognize its own. There you can be sure you are not beyond love. (David Whyte)

David Whyte - From the Words category:

Sometimes everything has to be inscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. (David Whyte)