Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With The Wolves
“So what is the point of this reclamation and focus, this calling back of what has been lost, this running with the wolves? It is to go for the jugular, to get right down to the seed and to the bones of everything and anything in your life, because that’s where your pleasure is, that’s where your joy is, that’s where a woman’s Eden lies, that place where there is time and freedom to be, wander, wonder, write, sing, create and not be afraid.”
Women Who Run With The Wolves, Clarissa Pinkola Estés
“It is the love of something, having so much love for something- whether a person, a word, an image, an idea, the land or humanity- that all that can be done with the overflow is to create. It is not a matter of wanting to, not a singular act of will; one solely must.”
Women Who Run With the Wolves, Clarissa Pinkola Estés.
“Art is important for it commemorates the seasons of the soul, or a special or tragic event in the souls journey. Art is not just for oneself, not just a marker for ones own understanding. It is also a map for those who follow after us.”
The man who follows the crowd, will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been before.
Creativity in living is not without its attendant difficulties, for peculiarity breeds contempt. And the unfortunate thing about being ahead of your time is that when people finally realize you were right, they’ll say it was obvious all along.
You have two choices in life: You can dissolve into the mainstream, or you can be distinct. To be distinct, you must be different. To be different, you must strive to be what no one else but you can be.
— My mother’s favourite poem by Alan Ashley-Pitt aka Francis Phillip Wernig