"We cannot live in a world that is not our own, in a world that is interpreted for us by others. An interpreted world is not a home. Part of the terror is to take back our own listening, to use our own voice, to see our own light." - Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179)The ridiculousness of this almost makes me angry. How could this possibly have been said in the 12th century? It's just not remotely credible. At best it's a highly distorted translation of something in Old High German via Heidegger, Simone de Beauvoir and any number of new age Californians.
But this is hardly unusual. The idea that Einstein said "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." is insulting to Einstein, as well as to insane people. And if Mark Twain said everything that Mark Twain said, he'd never have had time to write any of his books (let alone all those short letters).
It's very convenient to adopt a famous dead person and put the words of your movement or sales pitch into their mouth. Not very respectful or honest, though.