From the brilliant mind of Salman Rushdie: Knowledge is both a delight and an explosive minefield; both a liberation and a trap. This quote from Luka and the Fire of Life invites a little pondering. It resonates so much to me because I do see knowledge in exactly the same way – both a … More Knowledge: Blessing Or Burden?
From the brilliant mind of Marcus Aurelius: To feel affection for people even when they make mistakes is uniquely human. You can do it, if you simply recognize: that they’re human too, that they act out of ignorance, against their will, and that you’ll both be dead before long. And, above all, that they haven’t … More Putting Things in Perspective
From the brilliant mind of Naguib Mahfouz: Photo source: http://www.alaraby.com.uk Home is not where you were born; home is where all your attempts to escape cease.
From the brilliant mind of Nizar Qabbani: Days will pass, and you’ll abandon things you were addicted to, and leave someone, and cancel a dream, and finally, accept a reality. Stuck at cancelling a dream. But I can wait.
Or Pablo does: Where does the rainbow end, in your soul or the horizon? -Pablo Neruda
In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in between, there are doors. -William Blake
From the brilliant mind of Rabindranath Tagore: That I exist is a perpetual surprise which is life. Short and precise, this quote sums up my daily musings. I know I’m only 24, and it’s quite early to have an existential crisis. Heaven forbid. But what Tagore said mirrors what I feel every morning – the … More Living and Existing
Eons ago, Owen-t nominated me for the 3 Day Quote Challenge. Since I was caught up with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, I only get to check gazillions of notifications recently. I know most of you are not really fond of challenges, nominations and the like. So I’m including this one in one … More People and Flames
From the brilliant mind of Baruch Spinoza: I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human action, but to understand them. Because I need this today and everyday. I need a constant reminder to be a better human being. And I can find no advice more straightforward than … More A Gentle Reminder
From the brilliant mind of the Sufi mystic, Rumi: “Sit, be still, and listen, because you’re drunk and we’re at the edge of the roof.” Need I say more?