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Insightful Mary Oliver Quotes to Inspire You

Sameer Shinde Nov 15, 2019
Winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, Mary Oliver was America's best-selling and most celebrated poet whose work reflects a deep communion with the natural world . Her words are full of wisdom, vision and clarity. Here are some quotes by Mary Oliver, the prolific writer, that will enlighten your life.

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“It's not a competition, it's a doorway.”
“Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am to be blessed.”

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“Said the river: imagine everything you can imagine, then keep on going.”
“If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it.”

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“Love yourself. Then forget it. Then, love the world.”
“Listen, whatever you see and love— that’s where you are.”

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“Maybe the desire to make something beautiful is the piece of God that is inside each of us.”
“Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.”

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“Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”
“I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.”

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“Knowledge has entertained me and it has shaped me and it has failed me. Something in me still starves.”

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“Let me always be who I am, and then some.”