Quotes by Glennon Doyle

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Wikipedia Summary for Glennon Doyle

Glennon Doyle (born March 20, 1976) is an American author and activist known for her #1 New York Times bestsellers Untamed, Love Warrior, and Carry On, Warrior. Doyle is also the creator of the online community Momastery, and is the founder and president of Together Rising, an all-women-led nonprofit organization supporting women, families, and children in crisis.

Quote: When we are little girls, our families, teachers, and peers insist that our loud voices, bold opinions, and strong feelings are too much and unladylike, so we learn to not trust our feelings. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of Glennon Doyle quote; white text on black background

When we are little girls, our families, teachers, and peers insist that our loud voices, bold opinions, and strong feelings are too much and unladylike, so we learn to not trust our feelings.


Quote: It's not the cruel criticism from folks who hate us that scares us away from our Knowing; it's the quiet concern of those who love us. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of gray building
Photo Credit: Mitchell Luo

It's not the cruel criticism from folks who hate us that scares us away from our Knowing; it's the quiet concern of those who love us.


Quote: I have learned that when I live from my emotions, knowing and imagination, I am always losing. What I lose is always what is no longer true enough so that I can full hold of what is. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of Glennon Doyle quote; white text on black background

I have learned that when I live from my emotions, knowing and imagination, I am always losing. What I lose is always what is no longer true enough so that I can full hold of what is.


Quote: If we are truly alive, we are constantly losing who we just were, what we just build, what we just believed, what we just knew to be true. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of plain background
Photo Credit: Pawel Czerwinski

If we are truly alive, we are constantly losing who we just were, what we just build, what we just believed, what we just knew to be true.


Quote: When I quit, I learned that my anger never meant that there was something wrong with me. It meant that there was something wrong. Out there. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of short-coated orange and white cat
Photo Credit: Gaelle Marcel

When I quit, I learned that my anger never meant that there was something wrong with me. It meant that there was something wrong. Out there.


Quote: My goal is not to remain the same but to live in such a way that each day, year, moment, relationship, conversation, and crisis is the material I use to become a truer, more beautiful version of myself. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of Glennon Doyle quote; white text on black background

My goal is not to remain the same but to live in such a way that each day, year, moment, relationship, conversation, and crisis is the material I use to become a truer, more beautiful version of myself.


Quote: Every time you're given a choice between disappointing someone else and disappointing yourself, your duty is to disappoint that someone else. Your job throughout your entire life, is to disappoint as many people as it takes to avoid disappointing yourself. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of Glennon Doyle quote; white text on black background

Every time you're given a choice between disappointing someone else and disappointing yourself, your duty is to disappoint that someone else. Your job throughout your entire life, is to disappoint as many people as it takes to avoid disappointing yourself.


Quote: I have learned to live by faith, which does not mean that I live by a set of unwavering beliefs or dogma that men laid down ages ago to keep their power by controlling others. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of Glennon Doyle quote; white text on black background

I have learned to live by faith, which does not mean that I live by a set of unwavering beliefs or dogma that men laid down ages ago to keep their power by controlling others.


Quote: Breathe. Don't panic and flee. Sink. Feel it all. Imagine. Let it burn. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of close-up of lighted candle
Photo Credit: David Tomaseti

Breathe. Don't panic and flee. Sink. Feel it all. Imagine. Let it burn.




Quote: I will keep getting it wrong, which is the closest I can come to getting it right. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of Rialto Bridge, Venice Italy
Photo Credit: Damiano Baschiera

I will keep getting it wrong, which is the closest I can come to getting it right.


Quote: Perhaps imagination is not where we go to escape reality but where we go to remember it. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of sunset highway
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Perhaps imagination is not where we go to escape reality but where we go to remember it.


Quote: Anxiety is feeling terrified about my lack of control over anything, and obsessing is my antidote. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of smiling woman
Photo Credit: Kate Kozyrka

Anxiety is feeling terrified about my lack of control over anything, and obsessing is my antidote.


Quote: If I want to know how I'd have shown up in the last civil rights era, I have to ask myself: How am I showing up today, in this civil rights era? by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of brown wooden heart shaped wall decor
Photo Credit: Taylor Heery

If I want to know how I'd have shown up in the last civil rights era, I have to ask myself: How am I showing up today, in this civil rights era?


Quote: The opposite of sensitive is not brave. It's not brave to refuse to pay attention, to refuse to notice, to refuse to feel and know and imagine. The opposite of sensitive is insensitive, and that's no badge of honor. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of Glennon Doyle quote; white text on black background

The opposite of sensitive is not brave. It's not brave to refuse to pay attention, to refuse to notice, to refuse to feel and know and imagine. The opposite of sensitive is insensitive, and that's no badge of honor.


Quote: Tish is sensitive, and that is her superpower. The opposite of sensitive is not brave. It's not brave to refuse to pay attention, to refuse to notice, to refuse to feel and know and imagine. The opposite of sensitive is insensitive, and that's no badge of honor. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of Glennon Doyle quote; white text on black background

Tish is sensitive, and that is her superpower. The opposite of sensitive is not brave. It's not brave to refuse to pay attention, to refuse to notice, to refuse to feel and know and imagine. The opposite of sensitive is insensitive, and that's no badge of honor.


Quote: Pain is not tragic. Pain is magic. Suffering is tragic. Suffering is what happens when we avoid pain and consequently miss our own becoming. That is what I can and must avoid: missing my own evolution because I am too afraid to surrender to the process. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of Glennon Doyle quote; white text on black background

Pain is not tragic. Pain is magic. Suffering is tragic. Suffering is what happens when we avoid pain and consequently miss our own becoming. That is what I can and must avoid: missing my own evolution because I am too afraid to surrender to the process.


Quote: We forgot how to know when we learned how to please. This is why we live hungry. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of Glennon Doyle quote; white text on black background

We forgot how to know when we learned how to please. This is why we live hungry.


Quote: The voice I finally heard that day was my own -- the girl I'd locked away at ten years old, the girl I was before the world told me who to be -- and she said: Here I am. I'm taking over now. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of Glennon Doyle quote; white text on black background

The voice I finally heard that day was my own -- the girl I'd locked away at ten years old, the girl I was before the world told me who to be -- and she said: Here I am. I'm taking over now.


Quote: Our children are too vast to fit themselves inside these rigid, mass-produced bottles. But they'll lose themselves trying. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of A white stripe pattern made up of concrete facade ribs
Photo Credit: Christian Perner

Our children are too vast to fit themselves inside these rigid, mass-produced bottles. But they'll lose themselves trying.


Quote: How much of who I've become is inherent, and how much was just inherited? by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of orange and white tabby cat on yellow background
Photo Credit: Kabo

How much of who I've become is inherent, and how much was just inherited?


Quote: I left my husband to build a life with Abby for the same reason I left booze to become a mother eighteen years ago. Because suddenly I was able to imagine a truer, more beautiful existence for myself than the one I was living. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of Glennon Doyle quote; white text on black background

I left my husband to build a life with Abby for the same reason I left booze to become a mother eighteen years ago. Because suddenly I was able to imagine a truer, more beautiful existence for myself than the one I was living.


Quote: I understand now that there is no one else in the world knows what I should do. ... Because no one has ever lived or will ever this life I am attempting to live, with my gifts and challenges and past and people. ... There is no map. We are all pioneers. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of Glennon Doyle quote; white text on black background

I understand now that there is no one else in the world knows what I should do. ... Because no one has ever lived or will ever this life I am attempting to live, with my gifts and challenges and past and people. ... There is no map. We are all pioneers.


Quote: After a while, the booze and drugs became her problem, which was convenient because she didn't have to deal with her real problem anymore. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of white petaled flower
Photo Credit: Jessica Johnston

After a while, the booze and drugs became her problem, which was convenient because she didn't have to deal with her real problem anymore.


Quote: I have been in a mixed-gender marriage and in a same-gender marriage. The same-gender marriage feels so much more natural to me, because there is no constant effort to bridge the gap between two genders that have been trained by our culture to love and live so differently. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of Glennon Doyle quote; white text on black background

I have been in a mixed-gender marriage and in a same-gender marriage. The same-gender marriage feels so much more natural to me, because there is no constant effort to bridge the gap between two genders that have been trained by our culture to love and live so differently.


Quote: The truest, most beautiful life never promises to be an easy one. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of sunflower
Photo Credit: Domenico Gentile

The truest, most beautiful life never promises to be an easy one.


Quote: What is the truest, most beautiful story about your life you can imagine? by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of white tulip flower in close up photography
Photo Credit: Jocelyn Morales

What is the truest, most beautiful story about your life you can imagine?




Quote: We can make our own normal. We can throw all the rules and write our own. We can build our lives from the inside out. We can stop asking what the world wants from us and instead ask ourselves what we want for our world. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of Glennon Doyle quote; white text on black background

We can make our own normal. We can throw all the rules and write our own. We can build our lives from the inside out. We can stop asking what the world wants from us and instead ask ourselves what we want for our world.


Quote: To be brave is to forsake all others to be true to yourself. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of brown trees on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Omid Armin

To be brave is to forsake all others to be true to yourself.


Quote: The boys looked inside themselves, the girls looked outside themselves. We forgot how to know when we learned how to please. This is why we live hungry. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of people near body of water
Photo Credit: Jordan Steranka

The boys looked inside themselves, the girls looked outside themselves. We forgot how to know when we learned how to please. This is why we live hungry.


Quote: Being human is not hard because you're doing it wrong, it's hard because you're doing it right. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of three clear glass cups
Photo Credit: Sharon McCutcheon

Being human is not hard because you're doing it wrong, it's hard because you're doing it right.


Quote: I am a woman who has learned repeatedly that while rock bottom feels like the end -- it's always the beginning of something. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of A white stripe pattern made up of concrete facade ribs
Photo Credit: Christian Perner

I am a woman who has learned repeatedly that while rock bottom feels like the end -- it's always the beginning of something.


Quote: We forgot how to know when we learned how to please. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of gray and white tabby cat with white background
Photo Credit: Mikhail Vasilyev

We forgot how to know when we learned how to please.


Quote: I'll abandon everyone else's expectations of me before I abandon myself. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of two dogs sitting on maroon area rug
Photo Credit: Jay Wennington

I'll abandon everyone else's expectations of me before I abandon myself.


Quote: I'm willing to lose anything that requires me to hide any part of myself. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of red tulip flowers under calm blue sky
Photo Credit: Esther Gorlee

I'm willing to lose anything that requires me to hide any part of myself.


Quote: So I was separated, sent away to therapists and doctors who tried to fix me instead of trying to fix the toxins I was breathing. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of woman in white and black striped shirt standing on yellow sunflower field during daytime
Photo Credit: Antonino Visalli

So I was separated, sent away to therapists and doctors who tried to fix me instead of trying to fix the toxins I was breathing.


Gotta uncover before you can recover.


Quote: The more often I do things I want to do, the less bitter I am at people for doing what they want to do. by author Glennon Doyle overlaid on photo of yellow flower field under clear sky
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bishop

The more often I do things I want to do, the less bitter I am at people for doing what they want to do.




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