33 Priceless Wm. Paul Young Quotes

Wm. Paul Young is a Canadian author know for several novels such as ‘Eve’ and ‘The Shack.’ Experiencing unique experiences early on in life spending multiple years living among the Dani in the highlands of Netherlands New Guinea (West Papua). He was the first white child to ever speak their language. Here is a look at some of the most priceless Wm. Paul Young quotes ever recorded.

“All I want from you is to trust me with what little you can, and grow in loving people around you with the same love I share with you. It’s not your job to change them, or to convince them.”

“Anger is the right response to something that is so wrong. But don’t let the anger and pain and loss you feel prevent you from forgiving him and removing your hands from around his neck.”

“Both evil and darkness can only be understood in relation to Light and Good; they do not have any actual existence. I am Light and I am Good.”

“Did I hear God call me an idiot?”

“Don’t ever discount the wonder of your tears. They can be healing waters and a stream of joy. Sometimes they are the best words the heart can speak.”

“Each relationship between two persons is absolutely unique. That is why you cannot love two people the same. It simply is not possible. You love each person differently because of who they are and the uniqueness that they draw out of you.”


“Evil is a word we use to describe the absence of Good, just as we use the word darkness to describe the absence of Light or death to describe the absence of Life.”

“Forgiveness in no way requires that you trust the one you forgive.”

“Forgiveness is not about forgetting. It is about letting go of another person’s throat……Forgiveness does not create a relationship.”

“Grace doesn’t depend on suffering to exist, but where there is suffering you will find grace in many facets and colors.”

“I am especially fond of you.”

“I don’t just want a piece of you and a piece of your life. Even if you were able, which you are not, to give me the biggest piece, that is not what I want. I want all of you and all of every part of you and your day.”

“I don’t need to punish people for sin. Sin is its own punishment, devouring you from the inside. It’s not my purpose to punish it; it’s my joy to cure it.”

“I suppose that since most of our hurts come through relationships so will our healing, and I know that grace rarely makes sense for those looking in from the outside.”

“If a rainbow makes a sound, or a flower as it grows, that was the sound of her laughter.”

“If you and I are friends, there is an expectancy that exists within our relationship. When we see each other or are apart, there is an expectancy of being together, of laughing and talking.”

“In some sense every parent does love their children. But some parents are too broken to love them well& others are barely able to love them at all.”

“Life takes a bit of time and a lot of relationship.”

“Love is not the limitation; love is the flying.”

“Pain has a way of clipping our wings and keeping us from being able to fly.”

“Relationships are never about power, and one way to avoid the will to power is to choose to limit oneself- to serve.”

“Remember, the people who know me are the ones who are free to live and love without any agenda.”

“So many believe that it is love that grows, but it is the knowing that grows and love simply expands to contain it.”

“Sometimes honesty can be incredibly mess.”

“Submission is not about authority and it is not obedience; it is all about relationships of love and respect.”

“The soul is healed by being with children.”

“True love never forces.”

“Trust is the fruit of a relationship in which you know you are loved.”

“Unless people speak the truth about what they have done and change their mind and behavior, a relationship of trust is not possible.”

“You are free to love without an agenda.”

“You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but a the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.”

“You cannot produce trust just like you cannot ‘do’ humility. It either is or is not.”

“You may have to declare your forgiveness a hundred times the first day and the second day, but the third day will be less and each day after, until one day you will realize that you have forgiven completely.”

Here is a segment featuring Wm. Paul Young as he discusses REthinking God. During this series Young touches on the idea of what if’s such as what if God were more loving and more generous than we could ever dream?

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