Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can. But life leaps over oblivion lightly, losing only a thing or two of no importance, and gloom is but the passing shadow of a cloud... Yann Martel#Life 125
Yann Martel#Life 125
Beauty is first and foremost an emotion. Tahar Ben Jelloun#beauty 59
Tahar Ben Jelloun#beauty 59
I came to poetry through the urgent need to denounce injustice, exploitation, humiliation. I know that's not enough to change the world. But to remain silent would have been a kind of intolerable complicity. Tahar Ben Jelloun#Change 57
Tahar Ben Jelloun#Change 57
For me, poetry is a situation - a state of being, a way of facing life and facing history. Tahar Ben Jelloun#History 46
Tahar Ben Jelloun#History 46
I read a poem every night, as others read a prayer. Tahar Ben Jelloun#Uncategorized 29
Tahar Ben Jelloun#Uncategorized 29
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