(?)
Quotes are added by the Goodreads community and are not verified by Goodreads. (Learn more)
Clarissa Pinkola Estés

“While archetypes may emanate through us for short periods of time, in what we call numinous experience, no woman can emanate an archetype continuously. Only the archetype itself can withstand such projections such as ever-able, all giving, eternally energetic. We may try to emulate these, but they are ideals, not achievable by humans, and not meant to be. Yet the trap requires that women exhaust themselves trying to achieve these unrealistic levels. To avoid the trap, one has to learn to say 'Halt' and 'Stop the music,' and of course mean it.”


Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
tags: archetypes
Read more quotes from Clarissa Pinkola Estés


Share this quote:
Share on Twitter

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!

37 likes
All Members Who Liked This Quote



This Quote Is From

Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estés
61,743 ratings, average rating, 4,538 reviews
Open Preview

Browse By Tag