All Quotes, Joy Harjo

30+ Fascinating Joy Harjo Quotes

Joy Harjo is an American poet, musician, playwright, and author. She is the incumbent United States Poet Laureate, the first Native American to hold that honor. She is also only the second Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to serve three terms. Harjo was praised for the depth and thematic concerns in her writings.

The Last Song, Remember, The Woman Who Fell From the Sky, An American Sunrise are notable collections of the poetry of Joy Harjo. Crazy Brave: A Memoir is her Memoir. She was one of the recipients of the Outstanding Young Women of America in 1984. Harjo is a member of the American Philosophical Society since 2021. She is the Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets since 2019.

This is a collection of 30+ Joy Harjo Quotes on fear, love, and poetry. Let's take a look.

There is no poetry where there are no mistakes. Joy Harjo
We are truly blessed because we, Were born, and die soon within a, True circle of motion. Joy Harjo
I was born with eyes that can never close. Joy Harjo
I know I walk in and out of several worlds each day. Joy Harjo
All acts of kindness are lights in the war for justice. Joy Harjo
My generation is now the door to memory. That is why I am remembering. Joy Harjo
True power does not amass through the pain and suffering of others. Joy Harjo
I am a star falling from the night sky, I need you to catch me. Joy Harjo
Remember you are this universe and this universe is you. Joy Harjo
Be who you are, even if it kills you. It will. Over and over again. Even as you live. Break my heart, why don't you? Joy Harjo
The heart is a fist. It pockets prayer or holds rage. Joy Harjo
Humans are vulnerable and rely on the kindnesses of the earth and the sun; we exist together in a sacred field of meaning. Joy Harjo
I started writing to save my life. Joy Harjo
I never fit in. Everyone knew my dad was Indian. I was half-Indian. Joy Harjo
I chose poetry. Actually, poetry chose me. Joy Harjo
All cultures and peoples turn to poetry during times of celebration, transformation and challenge—those times when ordinary language cannot carry meaning beyond our understanding. Joy Harjo
I come from a long line of revolutionaries. Joy Harjo
Something echoes, all forgotten dreams. Joy Harjo
To the destroyers, Earth is not a person. They will want more until there is no more to steal. Joy Harjo
Nothing ever stays the same, whether it be poems or humans. Joy Harjo
The songs of the guardians of silence are the most powerful. Joy Harjo
Breath is our entrance into story making—it is a promise. It is a constant ritual that we all share, and it is essential in poetry. Joy Harjo
We will keep going despite dark Or a madman in a white house dream. Joy Harjo
I was anything but history. I was the wind. Joy Harjo
Earth, sky, stars circling my heart. Joy Harjo
She had horses who were the blue air of the sky. Joy Harjo
Each collection of poetry makes a force field of energy. Joy Harjo
History will always find you, and wrap you In its thousand arms. Joy Harjo
Gather strength, pull it in/ Be right where you are. Joy Harjo
Forever will be a day like this. Joy Harjo
Remember that you are all people and that all people are you. Joy Harjo
But come here, Fear. / I am alive! / And you are so afraid / of dying. Joy Harjo

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