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Martha Beck

  • Whoever said love is blind is dead wrong. Love is the only thing that lets us see each other with the remotest accuracy.

  • Experience has convinced me that life's patches of awfulness may be purposeful and, in the end, benevolent.

    • Martha Beck,
    • in O: The Oprah Magazine ()
  • [On busyness:] ... you with your six-page to-do list and your life-devouring job and that 'will work for sleep' expression on your haunted little face.

    • Martha Beck,
    • in O: The Oprah Magazine ()
  • [On therapy:] One of the first things I tell new clients is not to trust me. ... It's not that I'm pernicious or false — it's just that I'm fallible. If you trust me before trusting yourself, you'll rob us both of excellent counsel.

    • Martha Beck,
    • in O: The Oprah Magazine ()

Martha Beck, U.S. sociologist, life coach, writer


Full name: Martha Nibley Beck.