Nizar Qabbani Quotes
Brief author info: Nizar Qabbani (1932-1998) Syrian/Lebanese writer and publisher. Born in Syria; diplomat; moved to Lebanon, where founded publishing firm; wrote over twenty-five poetry collections and an autobiography.
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We need an angry generation, A generation to plow the horizons
What we feel is beyond words. We should be ashamed of our poems.
Our enemies did not cross our borders They crept through our weaknesses like ants.
It's painful to listen to the barking of dogs.
Our shouting is louder than our actions Our swords are taller than us. That is our tragedy.
We praise like frogs, Swear like frogs, Turn midgets into heroes, and heroes into scum: We never stop and think.
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.
The road to success is always under construction
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
Life is like a box of chocolates, You never know what you're gonna get.
Just going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.