Ahmad Shamloo quotes

  • Before I take my last breath, before my last flower withers, I wish to live, I wish to make love, I wish to be in this world close to those who need me, those who I need, in order to learn, comprehend and rediscover that I can be and I want to be better at every moment.
    -- Ahmad Shamloo

    #Flower #Order #Making Love

  • Silence is full of the unspoken, of deeds undone, of confessions to secret love, and of wonders not expressed. Our truth is hidden in our silence, Yours and I.
    -- Ahmad Shamloo

    #Silence #Secret Love #Deeds

  • A thousand laughing suns are in your eyes. A thousand crying stars in mine.
    -- Ahmad Shamloo

    #Stars #Eye #Laughing

  • In a rich moonlit garden, flowers open beneath the eyes of entire nations terrified to acknowledge the simplicity of the beauty of peace.

  • All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.

  • Before I take my last breath, before my last flower withers, I wish to live, I wish to make love, I wish to be in this world close to those who need me, those who I need, in order to learn, comprehend and rediscover that I can be and I want to be better at every moment.

  • If you think squash is a competitive activity, try flower arranging.

  • If the world were to end tomorrow and we could choose to save only one thing as the explanation and memorial to who we were, then we couldn't do better than the Natural History Museum, although it wouldn't contain a single human. The systematic Linnean order, the vast inquisitiveness and range of collated knowledge and beauty would tell all that is the best of us.

  • The Obama administration has issued numerous orders essentially suspending deportations, prompting a major spike in illegal crossings.

  • When I make a photograph I want it to be an altogether new object, complete and self-contained, whose basic condition is order (unlike the world of events and actions whose permanent condition is change and disorder).

  • The search for safety takes its clearest form... in the compulsive-obsessive neurosis... to frantically order and stabilize the world so that no unmanageable, unexpected or unfamiliar dangers will ever appear.

  • There's a certain level of pageantry with 'Idol,' and in order to work the show, you kind of have to feed into it.

  • I don't believe in hunches. Hunches are for dogs making love.