Quotes About Soul

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Elizabeth Gilbert
“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it, you must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it. If you don’t, you will leak away your innate contentment. It’s easy enough to pray when you’re in distress but continuing to pray even when your crisis has passed is like a sealing process, helping your soul hold tight to its good attainments.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

أحمد خالد توفيق
“الابتزاز لعبة من تعفنت روحه”
أحمد خالد توفيق, يوتوبيا

George Bernard Shaw
“The heart of an Irishman is nothing but his imagination”
George Bernard Shaw

Paul Bowles
“The soul is the weariest part of the body.”
Paul Bowles, The Sheltering Sky
tags: soul

Edgar Allan Poe
“Lord help my poor soul.”
Edgar Allan Poe

Laurie Halse Anderson
“She cannot chain my soul. Yes, she could hurt me. She'd already done so...I would bleed, or not. Scar, or not. Live, or not. But she could not hurt my soul, not unless I gave it to her.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Chains

Shauna Niequist
“Many of the most deeply spiritual moments of my life haven't happened just in my mind or in my soul. They happened while holding my son in the middle of the night, or watching the water break along the shore, or around my table, watching the people I love feel nourished in all sorts of ways.”
Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way

John Keats
“Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one's soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with itself, but with its subject.”
John Keats

Brian L. Weiss
“More learning can occur when there are many obstacles then when thear are few or none. A life with difficult relationships, filled with obstacles and losses, presents the most opportunity for the soul's growth. You may have chosen the more difficult life so that you could accelerate your physical progress”
Brian L. Weiss

C. JoyBell C.
“Some people say they will not believe in anything they can't see. What a catastrophe to not have any faith at all! You live only less than a half of life, if you will only believe in the things that you can see. Life is lived by those who have much faith and believe in many unseen things. If you believe in nothing that you cannot see, think about how much there is that you choose to turn your face away from! You can't see your soul and you cannot prove that it exists, therefore if you call yourself one who believes in nothing unseen, then you will forever deny your soul its existence, for the existence of the soul dwells in love, trust, anger, passion, faith, belief, strength; the soul is forever nourished by things that are unseen! And so we have too many empty bodies walking around! Bodies with souls inside that are half-dead and dying.”
C. JoyBell C.

Jack Kerouac
“Don't tell them too much about your soul. They're waiting for just that.”
Jack Kerouac, Windblown World: The Journals of Jack Kerouac 1947-1954
tags: soul

James Redfield
“This is [her] soul group.’
What do you mean?’
It’s a group of souls with whom she resonates closely.”
James Redfield, The Tenth Insight: Holding the Vision

“Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.
Sold my soul and yeah, the truth hurts.”
Marina Diamandis Marina and the Diamonds

J.K. Rowling
“I was ripped from my body, I was less than spirit, less than the meanest ghost . . . but still, I was alive.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

J.D. Stroube
“Their screams would echo through the house and reverberate against my eardrums until my mind would fracture. Years went by and with each fracture; I lost a piece of my soul until I became lost and empty inside.”
J.D. Stroube, Caged in Darkness

Colleen Coble
“There is more to a soul than what others see”
Colleen Coble, Fire Dancer
tags: soul

Kelly Cutrone
“Dreams won't always take you on a straight path to destiny, but they're usually related to what your soul wants for you.”
Kelly Cutrone, If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You

“The final hour when we cease to exist does not itself bring death; it merely of itself completes the death-process. We reach death at that moment, but
we have been a long time on the way.”

Caitlin Kittredge
“Crows don’t take from you,” Dean said. “They give your soul wings.”
Caitlin Kittredge, The Iron Thorn

“Breathe next to me. And I will capture a piece of your soul along with mine.”
Marikit dR. Camba, Vividly Vague

“Sometimes it takes great suffering to pierce the soul and open it up to greatness”
Jocelyn Murray

Charles de Lint
“Everybody has a soul." I turn to Pelly. "And that means you, too."
"I'm not so sure of that," he says. "What does it feel like?"
"Having a soul?" I look at Maxine, but she only shrugs. "I don't know," I tell Pelly. "I don't have anything to compare it to- you know, what not having a sould would feel like."
We fall into a kind of awkward silence. I don't know about the others, but I'm working on what a soul is and not coming up with a whole lot. I mean, I just always thought of it as me- what I feel like being me. But surely Pelly feels like himself, so that means he's got a soul right? But if that's not your soul, then what is?
It's weird and not something you really think about, is it?”
Charles de Lint, The Blue Girl

Myla Goldberg
“She has often felt that her outsides were too dull for her insides, that deep within her there was something better than what everyone else could see.”
Myla Goldberg, Bee Season
tags: life, soul

Sri Chinmoy
“If we can feel that it is not our voice, not our fingers, but some reality deep inside our heart which is expressing itself, then we will know that it is the soul’s music.”
Sri Chinmoy

Santosh Kalwar
“I am an empty mind with an empty body and with an empty soul. I am neither haunting for anything nor something.”
Santosh Kalwar

Kyung-sook Shin
“You're paved in my heart like an old road. Like the pebbles in a pebble field, dirt in dirt, dust in dust, cobwebs in cobwebs.”
Kyung-sook Shin, Please Look After Mom

James Jones
“And the strange thing was he had never loved her more than in that moment, because at that moment she had become himself.

But thats not love, he thought, thats not what she wants, not what any of them want, they do not want you to find yourself in them, they want instead that you should lose yourself in them. And yet, he thought, they are always trying to find themselves in you. [...]

And it seemed to him then that every human was always looking for himself, in bars, in railway trains, in offices, in mirrors, in love, especially in love, for the self of him that is there, someplace, in every other human. Love was not to give oneself, but find oneself, describe oneself. And that the whole conception had been written wrong. Because the only part of any man that he can ever touch or understand is that part of himself he recognises in him. And that he is always looking for the way in which he can expose his sealed bee cell and reach the other airtight cells with which he is connected in the waxy comb.

And the only way he had ever found, the only code, the only language by which he could speak and be heard by other men, could communicate himself, was with a bugle. If you had a bugle here, he told himself, you could speak to her and be understood, you could play Fatigue Call for her, with its tiredness, its heavy belly going out to sweep somebody else's streets when it would rather stay home and sleep, she would understand it then.

But you havent got a bugle, himself said, not here nor any other place. Your tongue has been ripped out. All you got is two bottles, one nearly full, one nearly empty.”
James Jones, From Here to Eternity

J.K. Rowling
“She had a way of moving that moved him as much as music, which was what moved him most of all. Surely the spirit animating that pearless body must be unusual too? Why would nature make a vessel like that, if not to contain something still more valuable?”
J.K. Rowling, The Casual Vacancy
tags: body, soul

Parker J. Palmer
“We must come together in ways that respect the solitude of the soul that avoid the unconscious violence we do when we try to save each other that evoke our capacity to hold another life without dishonoring its mystery never trying to coerce the other into meeting our own needs.”
Parker J. Palmer, Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou are, to dust thou returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Voices of the Night
tags: life, soul

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