” A real conversation always contains an invitation. You are inviting another person to reveal herself or himself to you, to tell you who they are or what they want. “


” All of our great traditions, religious, contemplative and artistic, say that you must a learn how to be alone – and have a relationship with silence. It is difficult, but it can start with just the tiniest quiet moment. “


” Poetry is often the art of overhearing yourself say things you didn’t know you knew. It is a learned skill to force yourself to articulate your life, your present world or your possibilities for the future. “


” Poetry is a street fighter. It has sharp elbows. It can look after itself. Poetry can’t be used for manipulation, it’s why you never see good poetry in advertising. “


” In Germany, they have great difficulty with anything that smacks of cultism or messianic leadership. You can’t talk about leadership in its charismatic forms. “


” One of the great difficulties as you rise up through an organisation is that your prior competencies are exploded and broken apart by the territory you’ve been promoted into: the field of human identity. “


” Sometimes you have to make a complete disaster of your life in such an epic way that it will be absolutely clear to you what you’ve been doing. “



All 7 David Whyte Quotes about You in picture


A real conversation always contains an invitation. You are inviting another person to reveal herself or himself to you, to tell you who they are or what they want.
All of our great traditions, religious, contemplative and artistic, say that you must a learn how to be alone - and have a relationship with silence. It is difficult, but it can start with just the tiniest quiet moment.
Poetry is often the art of overhearing yourself say things you didn
Poetry is a street fighter. It has sharp elbows. It can look after itself. Poetry can
In Germany, they have great difficulty with anything that smacks of cultism or messianic leadership. You can
One of the great difficulties as you rise up through an organisation is that your prior competencies are exploded and broken apart by the territory you
Sometimes you have to make a complete disaster of your life in such an epic way that it will be absolutely clear to you what you

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