Kathleen Norris

A Quote by Kathleen Norris on pregnancy and metaphor

They are fruit
and transport:
ripening melons,
prairie schooners journeying
under full sail.

Kathleen Norris

Source: Cries of The Spirit, Pages: 63 (from Advent)

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Kathleen Norris on doctors, therapy, depression, sanity, presence, and awareness


"Do you have trouble getting to sleep?"
"No," I said, "I want to sleep all the time."
"Well, you don't have the clinical signs of depression," he said,
clicking his pen.

I left then, for good,
and as I walked
the song broke through,
the loud green sound
of this garden called the earth,
the garden between my thighs.
The sky's spinning song
of light and dark:
a rocking in my blood,
the ocean's lowing like a cow
looking for her calf.

I sat and sang by the water's edge
where I knew he would not go.

Kathleen Norris

Source: Cries of The Spirit, Pages: 31 (from Lilith and the Doctor

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Kathleen Norris on soul, purpose, life, and meaning

Each and every one of us has one obligation, during the bewildered days of our pilgrimage here: the saving of his own soul, and secondarily and incidentally thereby affecting for good such other souls as come under our influence.

Kathleen Norris

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Kathleen Norris on divinity and listening

There is a divinity that shapes our ends - but we can help by listening for Its voice.

Kathleen Norris

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Kathleen Norris on change, justice, life, and opportunity

None of us knows what the next change is going to be, what unexpected opportunity is just around the corner, waiting a few months or a few years to change all the tenor of our lives.

Kathleen Norris

Source: Hands Full of Living

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Kathleen Norris on husbands and trouble

Changing husbands is only changing troubles.

Kathleen Norris

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Kathleen Norris on children, future, security, and present

We can't give our children the future, strive though we may to make it secure. But we can give them the present.

Kathleen Norris

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Kathleen Norris on acceptance, impossibility, and life

Life is easier than you'd think; all that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable, and bear the intolerable.

Kathleen Norris

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Kathleen Norris on eternity, life, and men

There are men I could spend eternity with. But not this life.

Kathleen Norris

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Kathleen Norris on conflict, conformity, individuality, liberty, and society

In any free society, the conflict between social conformity and individual liberty is permanent, unresolvable, and necessary.

Kathleen Norris

Contributed by: Zaady

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