Voice

Famous quotes containing the word voice:

    Living by basic good-mothering guidelines enables a mom to blend the responsibilities of parenthood with its joys; to know when to stand her ground and when to be flexible; and to absorb the lessons of the parenting gurus while also trusting her inner voice when it reasons that another cookie isn’t worth fighting over, or that her child won’t suffer irreparable trauma if, once in a while, Mom puts her own needs first.
    Sue Woodman (20th century)

    Serene stands the little captain,
    He is not hurried, his voice is neither high nor low,
    His eyes give more light to us than our battle-lanterns.

    Toward twelve there in the beams of the moon they surrender to us.
    Walt Whitman (1819–1892)

    ... in a history of spiritual rupture, a social compact built on fantasy and collective secrets, poetry becomes more necessary than ever: it keeps the underground aquifers flowing; it is the liquid voice that can wear through stone.
    Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)