Top Rumi Quotes

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1. "Frumious. Anything that inspires its own adjective is a force to be feared."
Author: A.G. Howard
2. "Many Americans first fell in love with the poetry of the thirteenth century teacher and spiritual leader Jelalludin Rumi during the early 1990s when the unparalleled lyrical grace, philosophical brilliance, and spiritual daring of his work took modern Western readers completely by surprise. The impact of its soulful beauty and the depth of its profound humanity were so intense that they reportedly prompted numerous individuals to spontaneously compose poetry."
Author: Aberjhani
3. "The ecstatic beauty and soulful grace of Rumi's poetry inspires human hearts to believe in possibilities beyond the predictably fatal."
Author: Aberjhani
4. "He dozed off, into a dreamless oblivion, for what seemed like seconds but was in fact hours, and awoke hungover, the inner surface of his skull pulsing like a single, giant nerve being chewed by some ruminant animal."
Author: Alex Shakar
5. "La velocidad pura, cuya finalidad no es ganar tiempo sino huir del tiempo y de todos los lastres que arrastra la duración, en el cenagal de los pensamientos sin atadura, de los cuerpos tristes, de las vidas obesas y de las rumias asmáticas"
Author: Amélie Nothomb
6. "Does sunset sometimes look like the sun is coming up? Do you know what a faithful love is like? You're crying; you say you've burned yourself. But can you think of anyone who's not hazy with smoke? —Rumi"
Author: Anne Lamott
7. "SHORE AND GROUND Keep walking, though there's no place to get to. Don't try to see through the distances. That's not for human beings. Move within, but don't move the way fear makes you move. Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened. Don't open the door to the study and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument. Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground. RUMI"
Author: Anne Lamott
8. "Fuori soffiava un vento forte e impetuoso, dentro all'appartamento però si stava bene. La stufa infatti emanava un calore ideale. Dai vetri leggermente appannati si vedevano i rami di un albero secco disegnare nell'aria delle fantasie elaborate. Il gusto dolce e quello amaro del tè si sposavano alla perfezione con quell'atmosfera. Io ero seduta sul divano e Rumi coricata su un enorme cuscino appoggiato sul pavimento. Sulle ginocchia aveva un plaid di maglia davvero bello.Erano mesi che non passavo dei momenti così rilassanti in compagnia di qualcuno."
Author: Banana Yoshimoto
9. "You and I are so different: I am one word at a time one foot in front of the other, slowly, always testing how surely footing is before proceeding to the next sentence with ruminative breaks for buttered toast and coffee."
Author: Carlene Bauer
10. "From 'A Bowl Fallen From the Roof'Be quiet now and wait.It may be that the ocean one,the one we desire so to move into and become,desires us out here on land a little longer,going our sundry ways to the shore.-Rumi"
Author: Coleman Barks
11. "Horror fiction seems to spawn more dumbass 'rules' than any other kind of writing, and one of the dumbest is the assumed 'requirement' of a twist ending, going all the way back to H.H. Munro. This story is also the result of a long rumination on how stories are sometimes scuttled or diminished by succumbing to such 'rules'."
Author: David J. Schow
12. "Akhirnya ku mengerti betapa rumitnya konstruksi batin manusia. Betapa sukarnya manusia menanggalkan bias, menarik batas antara masa lalu dan masa sekarang. Aku kini percaya manusia dirancang untuk terluka."
Author: Dee
13. "Mungkin ada sesuatu yag tidak perlu diucapkan untuk didengar, mungkin ada sesuatu yang tidak perlu disampaikan untuk dipahami. Mungkin ada sesuatu yang tidak perlu disemai untuk kemudian tumbuh, bersemi. Rumit..., tetapi sederhana untuk sekedar dimengerti."
Author: Devania Annesya
14. "I like to borrow a metaphor from the great poet and mystic Rumi who talks about living like a drawing compass. One leg of the compass is static. It is fixed and rooted in a certain spot. Meanwhile, the other leg draws a huge wide circle around the first one, constantly moving. Just like that, one part of my writing is based in Istanbul. It has strong local roots. Yet at the same time the other part travels the whole wide world, feeling connected to several cities, cultures, and peoples."
Author: Elif Shafak
15. "The great Sufi poet and philosopher Rumi once advised his students to write down the three things they most wanted in life. If any item on the list clashes with any other item, Rumi warned, you are destined for unhappiness. Better to live a life of single-pointed focus, he taught. But what about the benefits of living harmoniously among extremes? What if you could somehow create an expansive enough life that you could synchronize seemingly incongruous opposites into a worldview that excludes nothing?"
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
16. "Perspectiva unei catedre la reîntoarcere nu ma încînta deloc:am uitat ca sunt de meserie profesor si apoi n-as putea samai pun suflet într-o cariera anosta si stupida. Va fi pentrumine o hotarîre dramatica sa reîncep o viata care n-a intratnici în calculul si nici în iluziile mele. De aceea, nu stiu cînd ovoi reîncepe."
Author: Emil Cioran
17. "Os outros animais além do mamífero humano não observam no nu um atentado ao pudor nem os curumins crescem traumatizados com cenas diárias de sexo, evisceração e nu."
Author: Filipe Russo
18. "Me pus a ruminar as indelicadezas alheias a fim de compreender sua toxicodinâmica indigesta."
Author: Filipe Russo
19. "No doubt, my role in 'Urumi' has been one of my best so far. It surprised me as an actor and made me more confident."
Author: Genelia D'Souza
20. "Following 'Urumi,' I did get a lot of offers from Malayalam, but frankly, managing films in several industries can become a little hectic. So I decided not to take them up."
Author: Genelia D'Souza
21. "Writers (my kind of writers: aspiring novelists, ruminative thinkers, people whose brains don't work quick enough to blog or link or tweet, basically old, stubborn blowhards) were through. We were like women's hat makers or buggy-whip manufacturers: Our time was done."
Author: Gillian Flynn
22. "Es negribu teikt, ka dzive daudz ir netirumu. Ta jau tas ir tada ir dzive,un netirumi ir visur.Gribas baltu gulbju."
Author: Imants Ziedonis
23. "Dunia ini memang semakin rumit. Semakin maju, tapi juga semakin banyak kegelapan. Semakin kotor. Semakin susah menemukan cinta yang tulus. Apalagi menjaga kebersihan hati."
Author: Iwan Setyawan
24. "Within the pages and pages of crazed ruminations documented in large fonts, all caps, and eye-scorching neons, he found only a few articles of interest, mostly from skeptics. The true believers' integrity was impugned by their incompetent design skills and lack of Internet savvy."
Author: Jared C. Wilson
25. "It would be much better if I could only stop thinking. Thoughts are the dullest things. Duller than flesh. They stretch out and there's no end to them and they leave a funny taste in the mouth. Then there are words, inside the thoughts, unfinished words, a sketchy sentence which constantly returns...It goes, it goes ... and there's no end to it. It's worse than the rest because I feel responsible and have complicity in it. For example, this sort of painful rumination: I exist, I am the one who keeps it up. I."
Author: Jean Paul Sartre
26. "(For awhile there I was trying to remember the chain of events that precisely landed me doing this activity in this place on this planet at this time but couldn't…. That was scary. I am just *existing* at times, having dropped all extraneous ruminations as to how or why. It seems natural to be on the bus smiling as the two Hindu women chat away while we share butter crackers and look at the rice paddies in the valley below. Goats scatter as the bus slams to a creep. Doesn't everyone do this?)from wordpress blog:http://joeniemczura.wordpress.com/201..."
Author: Joe Niemczura
27. "A critic is a reader who ruminates. Thus, he should have more than one stomach."
Author: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
28. "Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;All mimsy were the borogoves,And the mome raths outgrabe."Beware the Jabberwock, my son The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!"He took his vorpal sword in hand; Long time the manxome foe he sought—So rested he by the Tumtum tree, And stood awhile in thought.And, as in uffish thought he stood, The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,Came whiffling through the tulgey wood, And burbled as it came!One, two! One, two! And through and through The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!He left it dead, and with its head He went galumphing back."And hast thou slain the Jabberwock? Come to my arms, my beamish boy!O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!" He chortled in his joy.'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;All mimsy were the borogoves,And the mome raths outgrabe."
Author: Lewis Carroll
29. "Whenever I see fat people, they're eating," I ruminated safely out of the diner's earshot. "Don't give me this it's glands or genes or a slow metabolism rubbish. It's food. They're fat because they eat the wrong food, too much of it, and all the time."
Author: Lionel Shriver
30. "The old men from the charity hospital next door would come jerking past our rooms, making useless, disjointed leaps. They'd go from room to room, spitting out gossip between their decayed teeth, purveying scraps of malignant worn-out slander. Cloistered in their official misery as in an oozing dungeon, those aged workers ruminated the layer of shit that long years of servitude deposit on men's souls. Impotent hatreds grown rancid in the pissy idleness of dormitories. They employed their last quavering energies in hurting each other a little more. In destroying what little pleasure they had left. Their last remaining pleasure! Their shriveled carcasses contained not one solitary atom that was not absolutely vicious!"
Author: Louis Ferdinand Céline
31. "Es mejor soñar una vida que vivirla, aunque vivirla siga siendo soñarla, pero menos misteriosamente y con menos claridad a la vez, con un sueño oscuro y pesado, similar al sueño disperso en la débil conciencia de los animales que rumian."
Author: Marcel Proust
32. "Muitas vezes, é unicamente por falta de espírito criador que não se vai muito longe no sofrimento. E a mais terrível realidade nos concede, ao mesmo tempo que o sofrimento, a alegria de uma bela descoberta, porque só faz doar uma forma clara e nova ao que ruminávamos há muito sem desconfiar."
Author: Marcel Proust
33. "The ruminations are mine, let the world be yours."
Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
34. "Rumi says love turns thorns into flowers. This means that hate turns flowers into thorns!"
Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
35. "So this is what commodity corn can do to a cow: industrialize the miracle of nature that is a ruminant, taking this sunlight- and prairie grass-powered organism and turning it into the last thing we need: another fossil fuel machine. This one, however, is able to suffer."
Author: Michael Pollan
36. "With painstaking rumination, the tips of his fingers grazed over my neck, a deafening silence. I didn't move as his hand paused at the base of my throat. He listened to the arrhythmic beating of my heart, my pulse thumping beneath his fingers. He kissed me along my neckline and throat. I almost burst apart from the longing. My blood burned for him."
Author: Rae Hachton
37. "Autrefois, il y avait des galeries aux maisons. Et quelque-fois, les gens restaient assis, tard dans la nuit, bavardant s'ils en avaient envie, se balançant dans leurs fauteuils, silencieux s'ils n'éprouvaient pas le besoin de parler. parfois, ils restaient là, tranquillement, à réfléchir à ruminer. Mon oncle dit que les architectes ont supprimé les galeries pour des raisons d'esthétique. Mais mon oncle dit que c'est un prétexte, rien de plus; la véritable raison, cachée en dessous, c'est qu'on ne voulait pas voir des gens passer des heures assis à ne rien faire, à se balancer, à discuter; c'était une forme détestable de vie en commun. Les gens parlaient trop. Et ils avaient le temps de penser. Alors on a détruit les galeries. Et les jardins, aussi. Il ne reste presque plus de jardins...Et voyez les mobiliers. Plus de rocking-chairs. Ils sont trop confortables. Il faut obliger les gens à courir, à prendre de l'exercise."
Author: Ray Bradbury
38. "The feet-on-the-stove stance of this book is a deliberate attempt to cure myself, and anyone else who will listen, of the nasty habit of worrying the world to pieces like a terrier with a rag. What we are up to here is not the hasty shaking loose of a culinary result, but a patient rumination on cooking itself. There are more important things to do than hurry."
Author: Robert Farrar Capon
39. "When one of us gets lost, is not here, he or she must be inside us.There's no place like that anywhere in the world.' Rumi"
Author: Rumi
40. "Hanya hati yang berdarah-darah sajalah yang mampu melihat cahayaNya"(kata-kata Syams kepada istrinya, Kimya, yang juga anak angkat Rumi)"
Author: Rumi
41. "Cinta itu terlalu sederhana. Terkadang, kata-kata menjadi terlalu rumit untuk mengungkapkannya."
Author: Sefryana Khairil
42. "Vers 2 heures je me suis bouché les oreilles avec du papier mâché. J'ai arraché une page de Lord Jim, je l'ai ruminée lentement (mauvais goût de l'encre) et me suis collé au fond de l'oreille la littérature de Conrad en pensant que j'allais entendre la mer."
Author: Sylvain Tesson
43. "I don't think in any language. I think in images. I don't believe that people think in languages. They don't move their lips when they think. It is only a certain type of illiterate person who moves his lips as he reads or ruminates. No, I think in images, and now and then a Russian phrase or an English phrase will form with the foam of the brainwave, but that's about all."
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
44. "Cinta bukanlah sesuatu yang rumit, hanya sesuatu yang membuatmu tenang—membuatmu nyaman. Dan, yang terpenting, membuatmu tak kehilangan harapan."
Author: Widyawati Oktavia
45. "Students of the heavens are separable into astronomers and astrologers as readily as are the minor domestic ruminants into sheep and goats, but the separation of philosophers into sages and cranks seems to be more sensitive to frames of reference."
Author: Willard Van Orman Quine
46. "...speak to me as to thy thinkingAs thou dost ruminate, and give thy worst of thoughtsThe worst of words..."
Author: William Shakespeare
47. "But it is a melancholy of mine own, compounded of many simples, extracted from many objects, and indeed the sundry contemplation of my travels, which, by often rumination, wraps me in the most humorous sadness."
Author: William Shakespeare
48. "However, by Sunday noon--not coincidentally, the unhappiest hour in America--you may have run through your options and wind up slumped on a couch, suffering from the Sabbath existential crisis. It's at just such unfocused, unproductive times, says Csikszentmihalyi, that "people start ruminating and feeling that their lives are wasted and so forth."
Author: Winifred Gallagher
49. "Mainittakoon lyhyesti, että kiroilussa suomalainen on tasapainon vaalija, siis keskitien kulkija. Sillä siinä missä romaanisten kielten puhuja keskittyy toisia tai itseään häväistääkseen genitaalialueeseen ja germaani pysyttelee tiukasti anaalilinjalla, suomlainen hallitsee sekä uloste- että genitaalirekisterin ja rikastaa sadatteluaan vielä perkeleen tai itsensä saatanan kaltaisella demonikuvastolla. Tämän herkän kielen rumin ilmaus on naisen sukuelintä tarkoittava diabolinen manaus."
Author: Wolfram Eilenberger
50. "Ketika kamu mengatakan," jika dipikirkan pasti rumit, tapi hidup itu sederhana",Aku tahu bahwa semua pasti baik-baik aja."
Author: Yora

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