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Susan L. Taylor

  • In every crisis, there is a message. Crises are nature's way of forcing change — breaking down old structures, shaking loose negative habits so that something new and better can take their place.

    • Susan L. Taylor
  • Thoughts are energy, and you can make your world or break your world by your thinking.

    • Susan L. Taylor,
    • in Barbara A. Reynolds, And Still We Rise ()
  • ... when asked, most folks will gladly tell us about ourselves, who we are, what we're feeling, and where we should be heading. And if we don't honor ourselves by listening to our lives, we'll believe them.

    • Susan L. Taylor,
    • in Gloria Wade-Gayles, ed., My Soul Is a Witness ()
  • There is a knowingness that is as much a part of us as flesh and blood and bones. It's intuition, the deepest natural knowing. ... Intuition is the voice within forever pressing us to stretch ourselves, to take risks, to keep loving and giving birth to a new self, regardless of circumstances.

    • Susan L. Taylor
  • Faith is the flip side of fear.

    • Susan L. Taylor
  • Women work overtime, do double triple duty, juggle ten balls at once — children, careers, husbands, schoolwork, housework, church work, and more work — and when one of the balls drops, we think something is wrong with us.

    • Susan L. Taylor
  • We each have a finite number of heartbeats, a finite amount of time. But we have enough heartbeats and enough time to do what is important.

    • Susan L. Taylor,
    • in Essence ()
  • There are no meaningless experiences.

  • Any joy, creativity or wisdom our next moment brings will ensue from the way we live our present one.

  • The lessons of the past suggest that racism and resentment against people of color will continue to flourish in America as long as the history that is taught transposes the heroes and the villains. That is the unspoken truth at the heart of the nation's racial divide.

Susan L. Taylor, U.S. writer, editor, journalist

(1946)