Kathleen Norris Quotes

In any free society, the conflict between social conformity and individual liberty is permanent, unresolvable, and necessary.

~ Kathleen Norris

None of us knows what the next change is going to be, what unexpected opportunity is just around the corner, waiting a few months or a few years to change all the tenor of our lives.

~ Kathleen Norris

Disconnecting from change does not recapture the past. It loses the future.

~ Kathleen Norris

If we are lucky, we can give in and rest without feeling guilty. We can stop doing and concentrate on being.

~ Kathleen Norris

Intimacy is what makes a marriage, not a ceremony, not a piece of paper from the state.

~ Kathleen Norris

Before you begin a thing, remind yourself that difficulties and delays quite impossible to foresee are ahead. If you could see them clearly, naturally you could do a great deal to get rid of them but you can't. You can only see one thing clearly and that is your goal. Form a mental vision of that and cling to it through thick and thin.

~ Kathleen Norris

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