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Mary Oliver Quotes: it is a serious thing // just to be alive / on this fresh morning / in this broken world.
         

it is a serious thing // just to be alive / on this fresh morning / in this broken world.


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Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.

Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.



I don't ask for the sights in front of me to change, only the depth of my seeing.

I don't ask for the sights in front of me to change, only the depth of my seeing.



Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?



Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.

Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.



One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began.

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began.



Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.

Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.



You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.

You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.



In this universe we are given two gifts: the ability to love and the ability to question. Which are, at the same time, the fires that warm us and the fires that scorch us.

In this universe we are given two gifts: the ability to love and the ability to question. Which are, at the same time, the fires that warm us and the fires that scorch us.



You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever, give anyone else the responsibility for your life.

You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever, give anyone else the responsibility for your life.



I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed.

I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed.





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