|Terry Tempest Williams|
8 September 1955 |
|Education||B.A. degree in English with a minor in biology
MSc. in environmental education
|Alma mater||University of Utah|
|Spouse||Brooke Williams (m. 1975)|
As a writer, I have learned that each time I pick up my pencil I betray someone.
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.
There is an art to writing, and it is not always disclosure. The act itself can be beautiful, revelatory, and private.
When I write, I put one foot in front of the other. It's an act of faith. I just follow my heart.
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.