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Terry Tempest Williams
Born (1955-09-08) 8 September 1955 (age 61)
Corona, California
Occupation author
educator
Language English
Nationality American
Education B.A. degree in English with a minor in biology
MSc. in environmental education
Alma mater University of Utah
Subjects ecology
wilderness preservation
women’s health
Mormon culture
Years active 1985–present
Spouse Brooke Williams (m. 1975)

As a writer, I have learned that each time I pick up my pencil I betray someone.
Terry Tempest Williams
I will never be able to say what is in my heart because words fail us, because it is in our nature to protect, because there are times when what is public and what is private must be discerned.
Terry Tempest Williams
There is an art to writing, and it is not always disclosure. The act itself can be beautiful, revelatory, and private.
Terry Tempest Williams
When I write, I put one foot in front of the other. It's an act of faith. I just follow my heart.
Terry Tempest Williams
I grew up in a culture in which it was a sin for a woman to speak out.
The only thing I have done religiously in my life is keep a journal. I have hundreds of them, filled with feathers, flowers, photographs, and words – without locks, open on my shelves.
Terry Tempest Williams
The only book worth writing is the book that threatens to kill you.