Carolyn Forche quotes

  • We are responsible for the quality of our vision, we have a say in the shaping of our sensibility. In the many thousand daily choices we make, we create ourselves and the voice with which we speak and work.
    -- Carolyn Forche

    #Opportunity #Voice #Choices

  • The heart is the toughest part of the body. Tenderness is in the hands.
    -- Carolyn Forche

    #Heart #Hands #Body

  • Blood Dazzler is Patricia Smith's impassioned lyric chronicle of a beloved city in peril, a city whose people were left to die before us all, a people who were the heart of our country and lifeblood of our culture. After rising water, winds and abandonment, after our failure and neglect, comes this symphony of utterance from the ruins: many-voiced, poignant, sorrowful and fierce. This is poetry taking the full measure of its task.
    -- Carolyn Forche

    #Country #Heart #Blood

  • One can live without having survived
    -- Carolyn Forche

  • A thing may in itself be the finest piece of writing one has ever done, and yet have absolutely no place in the manuscript one hopes to publish.
    -- Carolyn Forche

    #Writing #Done #Pieces

  • Poetry is the voice of the soul, whispering, celebrating, singing, even.
    -- Carolyn Forche

    #Voice #Soul #Singing

  • If I just work when the spirit moves me, the spirit will ignore me.
    -- Carolyn Forche

    #Moving #Spirit #Ignore Me

  • There is a cyclone fence between ourselves and the slaughter and behind it we hover in a calm protected world like netted fish, exactly like netted fish. It is either the beginning or the end of the world, and the choice is ourselves or nothing.
    -- Carolyn Forche

    #Choices #Cyclones #World

  • Beloved, have you ever thought that someday you will not have anything to try you, or anyone to vex you again? There will be no opportunity in heaven to learn or to show the spirit of patience, forbearance, and longsuffering. If you are to practice these things, it must be now.

  • I think the guys are starting to rally around my leadership style and the way I do things. I've been waiting for this opportunity my whole life.

  • Historic changes and challenges. Breakthroughs in human knowledge and opportunity. And yet, for vast numbers across the globe, the daily realities have not altered.

  • I love the voice - it’s the most perfect instrument ever heard. It’s God given.

  • Your inner voice is the voice of divinity. To hear it, we need to be in solitude, even in crowded places.

  • I am raising my voice as a citizen of the country. I don?t want to enter politics.

  • My voice is the only material thing in which I can still reveal myself. Go ahead and cut off the hand or the testicles of a voice. Try to find the head of a voice, the orifice through which it passes, or even the breasts to which you can attach the clips of your electrodes. Nothing. Resonant tooth.

  • When religion speaks only in the name of authority rather than with the voice of compassion, its message becomes meaningless.

  • Our choices determine our destiny

  • Love shouldn't make our choices for us; it should just add importance to our choices.