Elif Shafak Quotes

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Elif Shafak quotes: Mourning is like virginity. You should give it to the one who deserves it most. Mourning is like virginity. You should give it to the one who deserves it most.
Elif Shafak quotes: People who would refuse to share their bread shared their insanity instead.-Three Daughters of Eve People who would refuse to share their bread shared their insanity instead.

-Three Daughters of Eve
Elif Shafak quotes: Only humans have consciousness. It's divine order. That's why Allah hold us humans responsible fir our behavior. Only humans have consciousness. It's divine order. That's why Allah hold us humans responsible fir our behavior.
Elif Shafak quotes: Intense heat to become strong, Love can only be perfected Intense heat to become strong, Love can only be perfected
Elif Shafak quotes: It was always like this. When you spoke the truth, they hated you. The more you talked about love, the more they hated you. It was always like this. When you spoke the truth, they hated you. The more you talked about love, the more they hated you.
Elif Shafak quotes: In love, boundaries are blurred In love, boundaries are blurred
Elif Shafak quotes: If only humans could live exposed to the skies, open and unafraid, watching the stars and being watched by them, with nothing to hide. If only humans could live exposed to the skies, open and unafraid, watching the stars and being watched by them, with nothing to hide.
Elif Shafak quotes: We're all what we are. And we're all subject to change. It is a journey from here to there. We're all what we are. And we're all subject to change. It is a journey from here to there.
Elif Shafak quotes: Because time is a drop in the ocean, and you cannot measure off one drop against another to see which one is bigger, which one is smaller. Because time is a drop in the ocean, and you cannot measure off one drop against another to see which one is bigger, which one is smaller.
Elif Shafak quotes: Stop running after the waves. Let the sea come to you. Stop running after the waves. Let the sea come to you.
Elif Shafak quotes: Beyond wildest dreams, strange things happened to people when they were ready for the unusual and the unexpected. Beyond wildest dreams, strange things happened to people when they were ready for the unusual and the unexpected.
Elif Shafak quotes: The Path to the Truth is a labor of the heart, not of the head. Make your heart your primary guide! Not your mind. The Path to the Truth is a labor of the heart, not of the head. Make your heart your primary guide! Not your mind.
Elif Shafak quotes: The past lives within the present, and our ancestors breathe through our children. The past lives within the present, and our ancestors breathe through our children.
Elif Shafak quotes: Article Five: If you have no reason or ability to accomplish anything, then just practice the art of becoming. Article Five: If you have no reason or ability to accomplish anything, then just practice the art of becoming.
Elif Shafak quotes: Does what we do in life matter so much? Or is it what we don't do that carries weight? Does what we do in life matter so much? Or is it what we don't do that carries weight?
Elif Shafak quotes: What is the point of roaming the world when it's the same misery everywhere? What is the point of roaming the world when it's the same misery everywhere?
Elif Shafak quotes: About the great preacher. I wanted to see him through foreign eyes, kind and unkind, loving and unloving, before I looked on him with my own. About the great preacher. I wanted to see him through foreign eyes, kind and unkind, loving and unloving, before I looked on him with my own.
Elif Shafak quotes: A broken heart hides treasures." As A broken heart hides treasures." As
Elif Shafak quotes: When something needs to be said, I'll say it even if the whole world grabs me by the neck and tells me to keep quiet. When something needs to be said, I'll say it even if the whole world grabs me by the neck and tells me to keep quiet.
Elif Shafak quotes: Faith is only a word if there is no love at its center, so flaccid and lifeless, vague and hollow - not anything you could truly feel. Faith is only a word if there is no love at its center, so flaccid and lifeless, vague and hollow - not anything you could truly feel.
Elif Shafak quotes: Do not go with the flow. Be the flow. Do not go with the flow. Be the flow.
Elif Shafak quotes: Either grant me the bliss of the ignorant or give me the strength to bear the knowledge. Either grant me the bliss of the ignorant or give me the strength to bear the knowledge.
Elif Shafak quotes: Irrationality is part of everyday rationale Irrationality is part of everyday rationale
Elif Shafak quotes: Choice and confusion were conjoined twins Choice and confusion were conjoined twins
Elif Shafak quotes: Sometimes, for the soul to thrive, the heart needs to be broken, son. Sometimes, for the soul to thrive, the heart needs to be broken, son.
Elif Shafak quotes: On the Sufi path, first you discover the art of being alone amid the crowd. Next you discover the crowd within your solitude - the voices inside you. On the Sufi path, first you discover the art of being alone amid the crowd. Next you discover the crowd within your solitude - the voices inside you.
Elif Shafak quotes: Never had it occurred to him that you could deceive the person you held dear. It was his first lesson in the complexity of love. Never had it occurred to him that you could deceive the person you held dear. It was his first lesson in the complexity of love.
Elif Shafak quotes: If you carry a sword, you obey the sword, not the other way round. Nobody can hold a weapon and keep their hands clear of blood at the same time. If you carry a sword, you obey the sword, not the other way round. Nobody can hold a weapon and keep their hands clear of blood at the same time.
Elif Shafak quotes: (N)ever apportion blame. How can there be opponents or rivals or even "others" when there is no "self" in the first place? (N)ever apportion blame. How can there be opponents or rivals or even "others" when there is no "self" in the first place?
Elif Shafak quotes: For apprentices everywhere - no one told us that love was the hardest craft to master For apprentices everywhere - no one told us that love was the hardest craft to master
Elif Shafak quotes: Life often felt unjust, but death was the biggest injustice. Life often felt unjust, but death was the biggest injustice.
Elif Shafak quotes: She left her breast behind, the breast that covered her heart. And walked away. She left her breast behind, the breast that covered her heart. And walked away.
Elif Shafak quotes: Once there was, once there wasn't, God's creature were as plentiful as grains and talking too much was a sin. Once there was, once there wasn't, God's creature were as plentiful as grains and talking too much was a sin.
Elif Shafak quotes: Some cities you go to because you want to; some cities you go to because they want you to. Some cities you go to because you want to; some cities you go to because they want you to.
Elif Shafak quotes: Not every word is fit for every ear. Not every word is fit for every ear.
Elif Shafak quotes: If you want to experience eternal illumination, put the past and the future out of your mind and remain within the present moment. If you want to experience eternal illumination, put the past and the future out of your mind and remain within the present moment.
Elif Shafak quotes: I thank Him for all the things He has both given and denied me, for only He knows what is best for me. I thank Him for all the things He has both given and denied me, for only He knows what is best for me.
Elif Shafak quotes: Love is the reason. Love is the goal. Love is the reason. Love is the goal.
Elif Shafak quotes: No eye sees so clear and sharp as the eye of love. No eye sees so clear and sharp as the eye of love.
Elif Shafak quotes: Three scents accompany my memories of this place: cut wood, poppy-seed bread, and the soft, crisp smell of snow. Three scents accompany my memories of this place: cut wood, poppy-seed bread, and the soft, crisp smell of snow.
Elif Shafak quotes: Love can only be perfected in pain. Love can only be perfected in pain.
Elif Shafak quotes: Rebelliousness is not a good quality in a novice. Rebelliousness is not a good quality in a novice.
Elif Shafak quotes: In an age of deeply embedded bigotries and clashes, he stood for a universal spirituality, opening his doors to people of all backgrounds. In an age of deeply embedded bigotries and clashes, he stood for a universal spirituality, opening his doors to people of all backgrounds.
Elif Shafak quotes: Love is the water of life. Lover is a soul of fire.The universe turns differently when the fire loves water, Love is the water of life. Lover is a soul of fire.
The universe turns differently when the fire loves water,
Elif Shafak quotes: Whatever you do, she would have said, don't hurt anyone and don't let anyone hurt you. Be neither a heartbreaker nor heartbroken. Whatever you do, she would have said, don't hurt anyone and don't let anyone hurt you. Be neither a heartbreaker nor heartbroken.
Elif Shafak quotes: Religions are like rivers: they all flow to the same sea. Religions are like rivers: they all flow to the same sea.
Elif Shafak quotes: Be thankful for every thorn that others might throw at you. It is a sign that you will soon be showered in roses Be thankful for every thorn that others might throw at you. It is a sign that you will soon be showered in roses
Elif Shafak quotes: It's odd how faces, solid and visible as they are, evaporate, while words, made of breath, stay. It's odd how faces, solid and visible as they are, evaporate, while words, made of breath, stay.
Elif Shafak quotes: In love all boundaries are blurred. In love all boundaries are blurred.
Elif Shafak quotes: But Istanbul is a city of easy forgettings. Things are written in water over there, except the works of my master, which are written in stone. But Istanbul is a city of easy forgettings. Things are written in water over there, except the works of my master, which are written in stone.
Elif Shafak quotes: We cannot abandon this rabbit hole for fear of a traumatic encounter with our own culture. We cannot abandon this rabbit hole for fear of a traumatic encounter with our own culture.
Elif Shafak quotes: When you have both eyes closed to the world, a third eye opens in your heart. When you have both eyes closed to the world, a third eye opens in your heart.
Elif Shafak quotes: Even a speck of love should not go unappreciated, because, as Rumi said, love is the water of life. Even a speck of love should not go unappreciated, because, as Rumi said, love is the water of life.
Elif Shafak quotes: A saint belongs to all humanity. A saint belongs to all humanity.
Elif Shafak quotes: Isn't connecting people to distant lands and culture one of the strengths of good literature? Isn't connecting people to distant lands and culture one of the strengths of good literature?
Elif Shafak quotes: Home isn't where it used to be. Home is anywhere you hang your head. Home isn't where it used to be. Home is anywhere you hang your head.
Elif Shafak quotes: There were different ways of growing old, perhaps. Some withered first in body, others in mind, yet others in soul. There were different ways of growing old, perhaps. Some withered first in body, others in mind, yet others in soul.
Elif Shafak quotes: Never underestimate the power of envy. Never underestimate the power of envy.
Elif Shafak quotes: When asked his name, he introduced himself as Shams of Tabriz and said he was a wandering dervish searching for God high and low. When asked his name, he introduced himself as Shams of Tabriz and said he was a wandering dervish searching for God high and low.
Elif Shafak quotes: There were many legends about these rocks and behind every legend a story of forbidden love. There were many legends about these rocks and behind every legend a story of forbidden love.
Elif Shafak quotes: If you want to destroy something, be it a blemish, acne or the human soul, all you need to do is surround it with walls. If you want to destroy something, be it a blemish, acne or the human soul, all you need to do is surround it with walls.
Elif Shafak quotes: Speak less, mature quicker! Speak less, mature quicker!
Elif Shafak quotes: Religious people are so confident of having God by their side that they think they are superior to everyone else Religious people are so confident of having God by their side that they think they are superior to everyone else
Elif Shafak quotes: there is a thin line between losing yourself in God and losing your mind. Two there is a thin line between losing yourself in God and losing your mind. Two
Elif Shafak quotes: May love find you when you least expect, where you least expect. May love find you when you least expect, where you least expect.
Elif Shafak quotes: They say there is a thin line between losing yourself in God and losing your mind. They say there is a thin line between losing yourself in God and losing your mind.