Joy Harjo Quotes.

1. "There is no poetry where there are no mistakes."
- Quote by Joy Harjo

2. "To pray you open your whole self To sky, to earth, to sun, to moon To one whole voice that is you And know there is more That you can't see, can't hear Can't know except in moments Steadly growing, and in languages That aren't always sound but other Circles of motion. Like eagle that Sunday morning Over Salt River. Circled in blue sky In wind, swept our hearts clean With sacred wings. We see you, see ourselves and know That we must take the utmost care And kindness in all things. Breathe in, knowing we are made of All this, and breathe, knowing We are truly blessed because we Were born, and die soon within a True circle of motion, Like eagle rounding out the morning Inside us. We pray that it will be done In beauty. In beauty."
- Quote by Joy Harjo

3. "I know I walk in and out of several worlds each day."
- Quote by Joy Harjo

4. "I was born with eyes that can never close..."
- Quote by Joy Harjo

5. "I release you, my beautiful and terrible fear. I release you. You were my beloved and hate twin, but now, I don't know you as myself"
- Quote by Joy Harjo

6. "Someone accompanies every soul from the other side when it enters this place. Usually it is an ancestor with whom that child shares traits and gifts"
- Quote by Joy Harjo

7. "My father told me that some voices are so true they can be used as weapons, can maneuver the weather, change time. He said that a voice that powerful can walk away from the singer if it is shamed. After my father left us, I learned that some voices can deceive you. There is a top layer and there is a bottom, and they don't match."
- Quote by Joy Harjo

8. "In Isleta the rainbow was a crack in the universe. We saw the barest of all life that is possible. Bright horses rolled over and over the dusking sky."
- Quote by Joy Harjo

9. "True power does not amass through the pain and suffering of others."
- Quote by Joy Harjo

10. "Because Music is a language that lives in the spiritual realms, we can hear it, we can notate it and create it, but we cannot hold it in our hands"
- Quote by Joy Harjo

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