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 with me so much 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.
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
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?
From the brilliant mind of Fyodor Dostoyevsky: You never reach any truth without making fourteen mistakes and very likely a hundred and fourteen. I’ve finished reading Crime and Punishment weeks ago but this particular quote lingers on my mind for some reason. It’s certainly worth pondering, ain’t it? Kinda reminds me of one article in … More Searching for Truth
From the brilliant mind of Margaret Atwood: What is the real breath of a man – the breathing out or the breathing in? This is one of the many quotes I love in The Blind Assassin. ❤
From the brilliant mind of Henry David Thoreau: I did not know that mankind were suffering for want of gold. I have seen a little of it. I know that it is really malleable, but not so malleable as wit. A grain of gold will gild a great surface, but not so much as a … More Gold and Wit