Nizar Qabbani quotes

  • My lover asks me: “What is the difference between me and the sky?” The difference, my love, Is that when you laugh, I forget about the sky
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #Love Is #Sky #Differences

  • The female doesn't want a rich man or a handsome man or even a poet, she wants a man who understands her eyes if she gets sad, and points to his chest and say : 'Here is your home country.'
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #Country #Eye #Home

  • Because my love for you is beyond words, I decided to shut up.
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #My Love For You #Shut Up

  • If you want to kill somebody, conquer his heart, Then leave slowly and leave them between death and madness.
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #Heart #Want #Madness

  • Don't love deeply, till you make sure that the other part loves you with the same depth, because the depth of your love today, is the depth of your wound tomorrow.
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #Love You #Deep Love #Today

  • There are some people that we didn't forget, but we don't smile any more when they're mentioned.
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #People #Forget

  • And the writing is still : to you, with you, about you, because of you and for you.
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #Writing #Because Of You #Stills

  • In the summer I stretch out on the shore And think of you. Had I told the sea What I felt for you, It would have left its shores, Its shells, Its fish, And followed me.
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #Summer #Thinking #Sea

  • My Master... Say all you wish of me. It does not matter to me:Shallow.. Stupid.. Crazy.. Simple minded. It does not concern me anymore. For whoever writes about her concerns. in the logic of Men is called a stupid woman. and didn't I tell you in the beginning that I am a stupid woman?
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #Crazy #Stupid #Writing

  • We are a thick skinned people with emtpy souls. We spend our days playing dice, chess, or sleeping - and we say we are the best people that ever came to mankind?
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #Sleep #People #Soul

  • The most dangerous heart disease: strong memory
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #Strong #Memories #Heart

  • And I fear that my place gets taken by some other one, very lucky and not too shy, who flirts with your eyes while I’m the one who’s crazy about them.
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #Crazy #Taken #Eye

  • When a man is in love how can he use old words? Should a woman desiring her lover lie down with grammarians and linguists? I said nothing to the woman I loved but gathered love's adjectives into a suitcase and fled from all languages.
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #Lying #Men #Use

  • Days will pass, and you’ll abandon things you were addicted to, and leave someone, and cancel a dream, and finally, accept a reality.
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #Dream #Reality #Accepting

  • Life doesn't stop after losing someone, but it goes on without them differently.
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #Losing Someone #Goes On #Losing

  • Our shouting is louder than our actions, Our swords are taller than us, This is our tragedy. In short We wear the cape of civilisation But our souls live in the stone age
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #Soul #Age #Stones

  • Love in the Arab world is like a prisoner, and I want to set (it) free. I want to free the Arab soul, sense and body with my poetry. The relationships between men and women in our society are not healthy.
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #Men #Healthy #Soul

  • We killed you and it was not new for us, we killed the companions of the Prophet and the friends of God. O how many Messengers did we slay? O how many imams? We killed you and you prayed the night prayer, as all of our days are struggle - and all of our days are Karbala.
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #Prayer #Struggle #Night

  • Dive into the sea, or stay away
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #Sea

  • Some are like the Moon, good looking, but only when they're away from you.
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #Moon #Looking Good #Away From You

  • We need an angry generation, A generation to plow the horizons
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #Horizon #Needs #Generations

  • What we feel is beyond words. We should be ashamed of our poems.
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #Should #Ashamed #Feels

  • The word is a bouncing ball The ruler throws from his balcony. The word has been a shot of morphine. Rulers calm their people with speeches.
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #People #Speech #Balls

  • Arab children, Corn ears of the future, You will break our chains, Kill the opium in our heads, Kill the illusions. Arab children, Don't read about our suffocated generation, We are a hopeless case. We are as worthless as a water-melon rind. Dont read about us, Dont ape us, Dont accept us, Dont accept our ideas, We are a nation of crooks and jugglers. Arab children, Spring rain, Corn ears of the future, You are the generation That will overcome defeat.
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #Children #Spring #Rain

  • And all the countries seemed the same, That I don't see myself there, And I don't see myself here.
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #Country

  • never believe a man can change a woman those men are pretenders who think that they created women from one of their ribs
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #Believe #Men #Thinking

  • Our enemies did not cross our borders They crept through our weaknesses like ants.
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #Enemy #Borders #Ants

  • O Sultan, my master, if my clothes are ripped and torn it is because your dogs with claws are allowed to tear me.
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #Dog #Clothes #Tears

  • Your love taught me to grieve and I have been needing, for centuries a woman to make me grieve for a woman, to cry upon her arms like a sparrow for a woman to gather my pieces like shards of broken crystal
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #Grieving #Broken #Pieces

  • Light is more important than the lantern, The poem more important than the notebook
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #Notebook #Light #Important

  • It's painful to listen to the barking of dogs.
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #Dog #Opinion #Painful

  • We praise like frogs, Swear like frogs, Turn midgets into heroes, and heroes into scum: We never stop and think.
    -- Nizar Qabbani

    #Hero #Thinking #Society