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100 Thought-Provoking Quotes By Sue Monk Kidd That You Should Bookmark

Famous As: Novelist, Writer
Born On: 1948
Born In: Sylvester
Age: 75 Years

Sue Monk Kidd is an American writer distinguished for her novels ‘The Invention of Wings’ and ‘The Secret Life of Bees.’ Born in Georgia, she pursued her graduation from ‘Texas Christian University.’ While in her 20s, she was swayed by the works of Thomas Merton. Some of her other notable writings include ‘The Mermaid Chair,’ ‘The Book of Longings,’ and ‘God’s Joyful Surprise: Finding Yourself Loved.’ We have rounded some quotes by Sue Monk Kidd, which have been excerpted from her books, novels, tweets, interview, etc. Scroll down the collection of quotes by Sue Monk Kidd on childhood, nostalgia, memories, laughter, darkness, God, ideals, Christianity, opportunity, racism, people, time, ego, empathy, experience, character,  and more.

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Someone who thinks death is the scariest thing doesn't know a thing about life.

Someone who thinks death is the scariest thing doesn't know a thing about life.

Sue Monk Kidd
If you need something from somebody always give that person a way to hand it to you.

If you need something from somebody always give that person a way to hand it to you.

Sue Monk Kidd
It is the peculiar nature of the world to go on spinning no matter what sort of heartbreak is happening.

It is the peculiar nature of the world to go on spinning no matter what sort of heartbreak is happening.

Sue Monk Kidd
Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here.

Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here.

Sue Monk Kidd
I have noticed that if you look carefully at people's eyes the first five seconds they look at you, the truth of their feelings will shine through for just an instant before it flickers away.

I have noticed that if you look carefully at people's eyes the first five seconds they look at you, the truth of their feelings will shine through for just an instant before it flickers away.

Sue Monk Kidd
After you get stung, you can't get unstung
no matter how much you whine about it.

After you get stung, you can't get unstung no matter how much you whine about it.

Sue Monk Kidd
The world will give you that once in awhile, a brief timeout; the boxing bell rings and you go to your corner, where somebody dabs mercy on your beat-up life.

The world will give you that once in awhile, a brief timeout; the boxing bell rings and you go to your corner, where somebody dabs mercy on your beat-up life.

Sue Monk Kidd
All my life I've thought I needed someone to complete me, now I know I need to belong to myself.

All my life I've thought I needed someone to complete me, now I know I need to belong to myself.

Sue Monk Kidd
People, in general, would rather die than forgive. It's that hard.

People, in general, would rather die than forgive. It's that hard.

Sue Monk Kidd
There is nothing perfect...only life.

There is nothing perfect...only life.

Sue Monk Kidd
We are so limited, you have to use the same word for loving Rosaleen as you do for loving Coke with peanuts. Isn't that a shame we don't have many more ways to say it?

We are so limited, you have to use the same word for loving Rosaleen as you do for loving Coke with peanuts. Isn't that a shame we don't have many more ways to say it?

Sue Monk Kidd
Sunset is the saddest light there is.

Sunset is the saddest light there is.

Sue Monk Kidd
And when you get down to it, Lily, that is the only purpose grand enough for a human life. Not just to love but to persist in love.

And when you get down to it, Lily, that is the only purpose grand enough for a human life. Not just to love but to persist in love.

Sue Monk Kidd
When it's time to die, go ahead and die, and when it's time to live, live. Don't sort-of-maybe live, but live like you're going all out, like you're not afraid.

When it's time to die, go ahead and die, and when it's time to live, live. Don't sort-of-maybe live, but live like you're going all out, like you're not afraid.

Sue Monk Kidd
You can go other places, all right - you can live on the other side of the world, but you can't ever leave home

You can go other places, all right - you can live on the other side of the world, but you can't ever leave home

Sue Monk Kidd
There's nothing like a song about lost love to remind you how everything precious can slip from the hinges where you've hung it so careful.

There's nothing like a song about lost love to remind you how everything precious can slip from the hinges where you've hung it so careful.

Sue Monk Kidd
Drifting off to sleep, I thought about her. How nobody is perfect. How you just have to close your eyes and breathe out and let the puzzle of the human heart be what it is.

Drifting off to sleep, I thought about her. How nobody is perfect. How you just have to close your eyes and breathe out and let the puzzle of the human heart be what it is.

Sue Monk Kidd
I realized it for the first time in my life: there is nothing but mystery in the world, how it hides behind the fabric of our poor, browbeat days, shining brightly, and we don't even know it.

I realized it for the first time in my life: there is nothing but mystery in the world, how it hides behind the fabric of our poor, browbeat days, shining brightly, and we don't even know it.

Sue Monk Kidd
You gotta imagine what's never been.

You gotta imagine what's never been.

Sue Monk Kidd
I can't think of anything I'd rather have more than somebody lovin' me.

I can't think of anything I'd rather have more than somebody lovin' me.

Sue Monk Kidd
It's your time to live, don't mess it up.

It's your time to live, don't mess it up.

Sue Monk Kidd
In a weird way I must have loved my little collection of hurts and wounds. They provided me with some real nice sympathy, with the feeling I was exceptional...What a special case I was.

In a weird way I must have loved my little collection of hurts and wounds. They provided me with some real nice sympathy, with the feeling I was exceptional...What a special case I was.

Sue Monk Kidd
It shocks me how I wish for...what is lost and cannot come back.

It shocks me how I wish for...what is lost and cannot come back.

Sue Monk Kidd
You think you want to know something, and then once you do, all you can think about is erasing it from your mind.

You think you want to know something, and then once you do, all you can think about is erasing it from your mind.

Sue Monk Kidd
I didn't know then what I wanted, but the ache for it was palpable.

I didn't know then what I wanted, but the ache for it was palpable.

Sue Monk Kidd
The body knows things a long time before the mind catches up to them. I was wondering what my body knew that I didn't.

The body knows things a long time before the mind catches up to them. I was wondering what my body knew that I didn't.

Sue Monk Kidd
Nothing is fair in this world. You might as well get that straight right now

Nothing is fair in this world. You might as well get that straight right now

Sue Monk Kidd
Actually, you can be bad at something...but if you love doing it, that will be enough. - August Boatwright

Actually, you can be bad at something...but if you love doing it, that will be enough. - August Boatwright

Sue Monk Kidd
History is not just facts and events. History is also a pain in the heart and we repeat history until we are able to make another’s pain in the heart our own.

History is not just facts and events. History is also a pain in the heart and we repeat history until we are able to make another’s pain in the heart our own.

Sue Monk Kidd
You have to know when to prod and when to be quiet, when to let things take their course.

You have to know when to prod and when to be quiet, when to let things take their course.

Sue Monk Kidd