“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up.
Because if you pick it up it dies and it ceases to be what you love.
So if you love a flower, let it be.
Love is not about possession.
Love is about appreciation.”—Osho (via larmoyante)
“Do you know, Watson,” said he, “that it is one of the curses of a mind with a turn like mine that I must look at everything with reference to my own special subject. You look at these scattered houses, and you are impressed by their beauty. I look at them, and the only thought which comes to me is a feeling of their isolation and of the impunity with which crime may be committed there.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories, Volume I”—
“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.”—Agatha Christie, An Autobiography (via larmoyante)
“It’s quite an undertaking to start loving somebody. You have to have energy, generosity, blindness. There is even a moment right at the start where you have to jump across an abyss: if you think about it you don’t do it.”—Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea (via larmoyante)
“I want to be magic. I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile. I want to be a friend of elves and live in a tree. Or under a hill. I want to marry a moonbeam and hear the stars sing. I don’t want to pretend at magic anymore. I want to be magic.”—Charles de Lint (via larmoyante)
“That is what is wrong with cold people. Not that they have ice in their souls - we all have a bit of that - but that they insist every word and deed mirror that ice. They never learn the beauty or value of gesture. The emotional necessity. For them, it is all honesty before kindness, truth before art. Love is art, not truth. It’s like painting scenery.”—Lorrie Moore, Self-Help (via larmoyante)
“You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place. Like you’ll not only miss the people you love but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you’ll never be this way ever again.”—Azar Nafisi (via onewaylovers)
MSN: The best of works is to give pleasure to the heart of a believer.
Question: Does it matter to give pleasure to non-Muslims, or only Muslims?
MSN: We should to non-Muslims as well so they enter Islam. Al-mar’u ma’ man ahabb. ‘’A person is with whom he loves.’’ If a Christian loves a Muslim, he will not enter Hellfire. This is a fatwa from the Master of all Messengers (sallAllahu ‘aleyhi wa sallam). The ‘alif’ and ‘laam’ in ‘al-marr’ concentrate on the genus of all humans. Prophet (sallAllahu ‘aleyhi wa sallam) said ‘al-marr’ – meaning all human beings. So anyone who loves a person is with him. Sabaqat rahmatee ‘alaa ghadhabee, ‘My mercy encompasses My wrath.’ Sometimes when I am in the room, when noone else is there, (starts making dance movements). Yes, I am happy with our Lord. Almighty and Most High. Allah Allah… Allahu Akbaru’l-Akbar.
“The imaginary is not formed in opposition to reality as its denial or compensation; it grows among signs, from book to book, in the interstice of repetitions and commentaries; it is born and takes shape in the interval between books. It is the phenomena of the library.”—Michel Foucault (via wordpainting)