Mary oliver Quotes

โ€œI know, you never intended to be in this world. ...

โ€œI know, you never intended to be in this world. But youโ€™re in it all the same. So why not get started immediately. I mean, belonging to it.โ€ -Mary Oliver
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โ€œSomeone I loved once gave me a box full...

โ€œSomeone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.โ€ ~ Mary Oliver
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You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knee...

You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. MARY OLIVER
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"Someone I loved once gave me a box ful...

"Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." -Mary Oliver
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"Tell me, what is it you pl...

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" -Mary Oliver
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"To pay attention, t...

"To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work." Mary Oliver
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"Someone I loved once gave me a box full...

"Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift." ~ Mary Oliver
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โ€œTell me, what is it you pl...

โ€œTell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?โ€ โ€• Mary Oliver
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Tell me, what is your plan...

Tell me, what is your plan to do with your one wild and precious life? - Mary Oliver
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"You don't want to hear the story of my life, and anyway I don't want to tell it, I wan...

"You don't want to hear the story of my life, and anyway I don't want to tell it, I want to listen to enormous waterfalls of the sun. And anyway it's the same old story-a few people just trying, one way or another, to survive. Mostly, I want to be kind." - Mary Oliver
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"Instructions for living a l...

"Instructions for living a life: pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it." -Mary Oliver
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"The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the ca...

"The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time." -Mary Oliver
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"someone i love once gave me a box full ...

"someone i love once gave me a box full of darkness. it took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift." - mary oliver
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"Listen, are you breathi...

"Listen, are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?" -- Mary Oliver
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โ€œI want to think again of dangerous and noble things. I wa...

โ€œI want to think again of dangerous and noble things. I want to be light and frolicsome. I want to be improbable beautiful and afraid of nothing, as though I had wings.โ€ -Mary Oliver
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"...there are the stubborn stumps of shame, grief t...

"...there are the stubborn stumps of shame, grief that remains unsolvable after all the years, a bag of stones that goes with one wherever one goes" -Mary Oliver
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โ€œInstructions for living a l...

โ€œInstructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.โ€ - Mary Oliver
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"Fear has not yet o...

"Fear has not yet occurred to them, nor ambition." -Mary Oliver
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"If the world were only pain...

"If the world were only pain and logic, who would want it?" -Mary Oliver, Singapore (poem)
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