Bayazid Bastami quotes

  • One has to ascertain the right path for his activities by following in the footsteps of great saintly persons and books of knowledge under the guidance of a spiritual master.

  • Only he who bestirs himself can advance spiritually. The fool who uses extraneous aids for this, in the form of the ready-made opinions of others, only walks his path as if on crutches, while ignoring his own healthy limbs.

  • Actually, all paths lead away from the truth...how's that? All paths. There's no such thing as a path to the truth. The truth's already here, where are you going?

  • History dies without the present. There is no future without the path made to it by the past.

  • No morality can be founded on authority, even if the authority were divine.

  • Good-nature and good-sense must ever join; To err is human, to forgive, divine.

  • Romeo Must Die came at the right time. It was the right vehicle for me.

  • The body is the vehicle of the mind.

  • Unlike the expressionists, I have never been interested in renewing the world through the vehicle of art.

  • Money is only a vehicle that provides you with options, and I say there's only one thing that money can't buy - poverty.