Skip to content

70 Powerful Quotes from Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Untamed by Glennon Doyle is a powerful memoir that chronicles the author’s journey from an unhappy, unfulfilled woman to a happy and fulfilled one.

Doyle opens up about her struggles with addiction, eating disorders, and depression, and how she eventually found happiness through her relationships with God and other people.

This book is an inspirational read for anyone who is looking for guidance on how to find their own happiness.

You can read 70 quotes from Untamed by Glennon Doyle by scrolling down.

Get The Book: Untamed by Glennon Doyle is available now on Amazon.


3 Best Quotes from Untamed by Glennon Doyle

1. “We only control what we don’t trust”. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

In life, we often come across things that we can’t control. We can’t control the weather, or how other people will behave.

However, there are some things that we can control if we only trust ourselves. For example, if you don’t trust yourself to stick to a diet, you’re likely to cheat and end up eating unhealthy foods.

We only control what we don’t trust". ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).
  • Save

Alternatively, if you don’t trust yourself to stick to a budget, you’re likely to overspend your money.

In both cases, it’s important to trust yourself in order to stay on track. Other things that we can control by trusting ourselves include our emotions and our reactions to situations.

If we don’t trust ourselves, we’re likely to let our emotions get the best of us and make poor decisions.

Instead, it’s important to focus on trusting ourselves so that we can stay in control of our lives.

2. “All the devil has to do to win is convince you he’s God”. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

This is because many people believe that once they’re in Hell, it’s too late. They think that they can’t be saved.

All the devil has to do to win is convince you he’s God
  • Save

But that’s not true. The devil doesn’t have to do anything but deceive people into thinking that they’re already damned.

3. You can’t lose people who never even found you. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

You can’t lose what you never had. And it’s true- in some ways. Because sometimes we find people, and they slip away before we even have a chance to know them.

They were never ours, and we were never theirs. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t mourn them.

You can’t lose people who never even found you
  • Save

We can miss them, and wish we had gotten the chance to know them better. We can regret all the time that was wasted on not knowing them at all.

But in the end, it’s okay. Because they were never really ours in the first place.

Best Quotes from Untamed

We are alive only to the degree to which we are willing to be annihilated. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

Love is the opposite of control. Love demands trust. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

Grief is a cocoon from which we emerge new. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

quotes-from-untamed
  • Save

You are not crazy. You are a goddamn cheetah. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

The only thing that was every wrong with me was my belief that there was something wrong with me. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

If you are uncomfortable – in deep pain, angry, yearning, confused – you don’t have a problem, you have a life. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

Trusting people is terrifying. Maybe if love is not a little scary and out of our control, then it is not love at all. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

Famous Quotes from Untamed

I have to search for and depend upon the voice of inner wisdom instead of voices of outer approval. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

There is another kind of pain that comes not from losing beautiful things but from never even trying for them. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

The only thing that was ever wrong with me was my belief that there was something wrong with me. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

inspiring-quotes-from-untamed
  • Save

Being fully human is not about feeling happy, it’s about feeling everything. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

Privilege is being born on third base. Ignorant privilege is thinking you’re there because you hit a triple. Malicious privilege is complaining that those starving outside the ballpark aren’t waiting patiently enough. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

The facts were right there in front of me to see. But the truth was right there inside of me to feel. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

Inspirational Quotes from Untamed

Grief shatters. If you let yourself shatter and then you put yourself back together, piece by piece, you wake up one day and realize that you have been completely reassembled. You are whole again, and strong, but you are suddenly a new shape, a new size. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

The braver I am, the luckier I get. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

A woman who is full of herself knows and trusts herself enough to say and do what must be done. She lets the rest burn. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

best-quotes-from-untamed
  • Save

There is no greater burden on a child than the unlived life of a parent. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

The epitome of womanhood is to lose one’s self completely. That is the end goal of every patriarchal culture. Because a very effective way to control women is to convince women to control themselves. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

Being human is not hard because you’re doing it wrong, it’s hard because you’re doing it right. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

Popular Quotes from Untamed

To me, faith is not a public allegiance to a set of outer beliefs, but a private surrender to the inner Knowing. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

The opposite of sensitive is not brave. It’s not brave to refuse to pay attention, to refuse to notice, to refuse to feel and know and imagine. The opposite of sensitive is insensitive, and that’s no badge of honor. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

top-quotes-from-untamed
  • Save

The building of the true and beautiful means the destruction of the good enough. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

People aren’t changing, after all. It’s just that for the first time, there’s enough freedom for people to stop changing who they are. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

It’s not the cruel criticism from folks who hate us that scares us away from our Knowing; it’s the quiet concern of those who love us. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

This life is mine alone. So I have stopped asking people for directions to places they’ve never been. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

It’s nearly impossible to blaze one’s own path while following in someone else’s footsteps. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

Motivational Quotes from Untamed

When a woman finally learns that pleasing the world is impossible, she becomes free to learn how to please herself. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

famous-quotes-from-untamed
  • Save

The miracle of grace is that you can give what you have never gotten. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

You are not here to waste your time deciding whether my life is true and beautiful enough for you. You are here to decide if your life, relationships, and world are true and beautiful enough for you. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

I think we are only bitter about other people’s joy in direct proportion to our commitment to keep joy from ourselves. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

A woman becomes a responsible parent when she stops being an obedient daughter. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

Brave means living from the inside out. Brave means, in every uncertain moment, turning inward, feeling for the Knowing, and speaking it out loud. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

inspirational-quotes-from-untamed
  • Save

I lost myself when I learned how to please. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

There is no one way to live, love, raise children, arrange a family, run a school, a community, a nation. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

Because once we feel, know, and dare to imagine more for ourselves, we cannot unfeel, unknow, or unimagine. There is no going back. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

Inspiring Quotes from Untamed

The only thing that was ever wrong with me was my belief that there was something wrong with me. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

The beauty industry convinces us that our thighs, frizz, skin, fingernails, lips, eyelashes, leg hair, and wrinkles are repulsive and must be covered and manipulated, so we learn to not trust the bodies we live in. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

The thing that gets me thinking and questioning most deeply is a leader who warns me not to think or question. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

I am a human being, meant to be in perpetual becoming. If I am living bravely, my entire life will become a million deaths and rebirths. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

I will not stay, not ever again – in a room or conversation or relationship or institution that requires me to abandon myself. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

popular-quotes-from-untamed
  • Save

Be careful with the stories you tell about yourself. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

A broken family is a family in which any member must break herself into pieces to fit in. A whole family is one in which each member can bring her full self to the table knowing that she will always be both held and free. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

We can do hard things. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

People will like me or not, but being liked is not my One Thing; integrity is…I’m willing to lose anything that requires me to hide any part of myself. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

Our judgment is self-protection; it’s a cage we put around ourselves. We hope it will keep danger out, but it only keeps tenderness and empathy from coming in. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

Top Quotes from Untamed

Perhaps imagination is not where we go to escape reality but where we go to remember it. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

Hard work is important. So are play and nonproductivity. My worth is tied not to my productivity but to my existence. I am worthy of rest. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

Freedom is not being for or against an ideal, but creating your own existence from scratch. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

positive-quotes-from-untamed
  • Save

Every life is an unprecedented experiment. This life is mine alone. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

This is the most revolutionary thing a woman can do: the next precise thing, one thing at a time, without asking permission or offering explanation. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

My children do not need me to save them. My children need to watch me save myself. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

There is no one way to live, love, raise children, arrange a family, run a school, a community, a nation. The norms were created by somebody, and each of us is somebody. We can make our own normal. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

Amazing Quotes from Untamed

Blessed are those brave enough to make things awkward, for they wake us up and move us forward. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

Anger delivers our boundaries to us. Our boundaries deliver our beliefs to us. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

great-quotes-from-untamed
  • Save

To be brave is to forsake all others to be true to yourself. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

You will never change the fact that being human is hard, so you must change your idea that it was ever supposed to be easy. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

I did not know that I was supposed to feel everything. I thought I was supposed to feel happy. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

The truest, most beautiful life never promises to be an easy one. We need to let go of the lie that it’s supposed to be. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

What is better: uncomfortable truth or comfortable lies? Every truth is a kindness, even if it makes others uncomfortable. Every untruth is an unkindness, even if it makes others comfortable. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

I wondered if joy had as much to teach me as pain did. If so, I wanted to know. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

wise-quotes-from-untamed
  • Save

We forgot how to know when we learned how to please. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

So I have stopped asking people for directions to places they’ve never been. There is no map. We are all pioneers. ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).

I looked hard at my faith, my friendships, my work, my sexuality, my entire life and asked: How much of this was my idea?…Who was I before I became who the world told me to be? ~ Glennon Doyle (Untamed).


So these were the 70 top quotes from Untamed book by Glennon Doyle.

Tell me in the comments section, which “Untamed” quotes were your favorite?

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other articles on Rich Dad Poor Dad quotes and The Alchemist quotes.

You are welcome to share these quotes, sayings, phrases and captions with your friends and family members on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Pinterest. This will benefit both you and them to take the life to the next level and achieve success, fame and greatness!


Chandan Negi

I’m Chandan Negi, the Founder of Internet Pillar. I love sharing quotes and sayings to inspire and motivate people.
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap