He who seeks ecstasy in love should not complain of suffering. ― Kahlil Gibran, Visions of the Prophet. (Frog Books (June 11, 1997)
Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. — Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet. (Rupa & Educa Books April 14, 2003) Originally published 1923.
You need not fear, my love, for never have the stars on high told what they know. ― Kahlil Gibran, from “[Let me take you],” The Beloved: Reflections on the Path of the Heart. (Penguin Books; Reissue edition January 1, 1998) Originally published 1994.
The deeper sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. — Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet. (Rupa [Educa Books] April 14, 2003) Originallly published 1923.
I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. ― Kahlil Gibran, The Madman. (Waking Lion Press August 17, 2006) Originally published 1918.
There are those among you who seek the talkative through fear of being alone. The silence of aloneness reveals to their eyes their naked selves and they would escape. And there are those who talk, and without knowledge or forethought reveal a truth which they themselves do not understand. And there are those who have… Continue reading Kahlil Gibran
I was a butterfly caught by a fire: neither the day’s nor the night’s but the incandescence that radiates from the body like a receding sickness. Etel Adnan, from “The Manifestations of the Voyage,” The Spring Flowers Own & The Manifestations Of The Voyage ( Post Apollo Press, 1990)