You'll Go 'Wild' For Some Cheryl Strayed Quotes

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Inspiring Cheryl Strayed Quotes Every Woman Needs To Hear

These Cheryl Strayed quotes will having you feeling so fearless that you could conquer the world. But really - after reading what she has to say about life, you'll wonder what's stopping you.

Strayed's memoir, Wild encompasses the power of blind will. It speaks of her soul-searching hike out West that spanned more than a thousand miles. Her story inspires women everywhere to find their purpose from within, and to chase that purpose until you've reached it. These quotes by Strayed will instill a sense of hope inside of you.

Don't let the flame inside you dwindle. Allow the words from one of the inspirational women alive to spark your passions. If Strayed could hike the Pacific Crest Trail, you can read these truths she has to share. You'll be feeling fierce and "wild" in no time!

Cheryl Strayed Quotes To Keep You Motivated

  • "Most things will be okay eventually, but not everything will be. Sometimes you'll put up a good fight and lose. Sometimes you'll hold on really hard and realize there is no choice but to let go. Acceptance is a small, quiet room."

  • "That my complicated life could be made so simple was astounding."

  • "I knew that if I allowed fear to overtake me, my journey was doomed. Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told. I decided I was safe. I was strong. I was brave. Nothing could vanquish me."

  • "I'll never know, and neither will you, of the life you don't choose. We'll only know that whatever that sister life was, it was important and beautiful and not ours. It was the ghost ship that didn't carry us. There's nothing to do but salute it from the shore."

  • "Don't surrender all your joy for an idea you used to have about yourself that isn't true anymore."

Cheryl Strayed Quotes For Perseverance

  • "Nobody will protect you from your suffering. You can't cry it away or eat it away or starve it away or walk it away or punch it away or even therapy it away. It's just there, and you have to survive it. You have to endure it. You have to live through it and love it and move on and be better for it and run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal."

  • "How wild it was, to let it be."

  • "The universe, I'd learned, was never, ever kidding. It would take whatever it wanted and it would never give it back."

  • "You cannot convince people to love you. This is an absolute rule. No one will ever give you love because you want him or her to give it. Real love moves freely in both directions. Don't waste your time on anything else."

  • "There's no way to know what makes one thing happen and not another. What leads to what. What destroys what. What causes what to flourish or die or take another course."

Cheryl Strayed Quotes To Inspire Strength

  • "I'd finally come to understand what it had been: a yearning for a way out, when actually what I had wanted to find was a way in."

  • "God is not a granter of wishes. God is a ruthless bitch."

  • "Fear begets fear. Power begets power. I willed myself to beget power. And it wasn't long before I actually wasn't afraid."

  • "I was a pebble. I was a leaf. I was the jagged branch of a tree. I was nothing to them and they were everything to me."

  • "I had diverged, digressed, wandered, and become wild. I didn't embrace the word as my new name because it defined negative aspects of my circumstances or life, but because even in my darkest days—those very days in which I was naming myself—I saw the power of the darkness. Saw that, in fact, I had strayed and that I was a stray and that from the wild places my straying had brought me, I knew things I couldn't have known before."

Beautiful Yet Poweful Quotes By Cheryl Strayed

  • "Uncertain as I was as I pushed forward, I felt right in my pushing, as if the effort itself meant something. That perhaps being amidst the undesecrated beauty of the wilderness meant I too could be undesecrated, regardless of the regrettable things I'd done to others or myself or the regrettable things that had been done to me. Of all the things I'd been skeptical about, I didn't feel skeptical about this: the wilderness had a clarity that included me."

  • "I had problems a therapist couldn't solve; grief that no man in a room could ameliorate."

  • "Blood is thicker than water, my mother had always said when I was growing up, a sentiment I'd often disputed. But it turned out that it didn't matter whether she was right or wrong. They both flowed out of my cupped palms."

  • "Alone had always felt like an actual place to me."

  • "There was the woman I was before my mom died and the one I was now, my old life sitting on the surface of me like a bruise."

Our Favorite Cheryl Strayed Quotes

  • "I would want things to be different than they were. The wanting was a wilderness and I had to find my own way out of the woods."

  • "Each evening, I ached for the shelter of my tent, for the smallest sense that something was shielding me from the entire rest of the world, keeping me safe not from danger, but from vastness itself. I loved the dim, clammy dark of my tent, the cozy familiarity of the way I arranged my few belongings all around me each night."

  • "In my perception, the world wasn't a graph or formula or an equation. It was a story."

  • "I walked and I walked, my mind shifting into a primal gear that was void of anything but forward motion, and I walked until walking became unbearable, until I believed I couldn't walk even one more step. And then I ran."

  • "Perhaps by now I'd come far enough that I had the guts to be afraid."

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