• I love his work especially "The Prophet"
  • On Talking Kahlil Gibran - 1883-1931---------------------------- And then a scholar said, Speak of Talking. ------------And he answered, saying: You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts; ------------------- And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart you live in your lips, and sound is a diversion and a pastime. ------------------ And in much of your talking, thinking is half murdered. ---------------------------------- For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly.----------------------------------- There are those among you who seek the talkative through fear of being alone. ---------------The silence of aloneness reveals to their eyes their naked selves and they would escape. ------------------------- And there are those who talk, and without knowledge or forethought reveal a truth which they themselves do not understand. ----------------------------- And there are those who have the truth within them, but they tell it not in words. --------------------------- In the bosom of such as these the spirit dwells in rhythmic silence.------------------------ When you meet your friend on the roadside or in the market place, let the spirit in you move your lips and direct your tongue.----------------------- Let the voice within your voice speak to the ear or his ear;------------------- For his soul will keep the truth of your heart as the taste of the wine is remembered--------------- When the colour is forgotten and the vessel is no more.

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