Quotes about the soul

A collection of quotes on the topic of soul, god, can, life.

Best quotes about the soul

Paulo Coelho photo

„Your eyes show the strength of your soul.“

—  Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947

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Aristotle photo

„What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.“

—  Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -321 BC

Variant: A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies.
Source: The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, p. 188; also reported in various sources as:
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
A true friend is one soul in two bodies.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.

Marcus Aurelius photo

„The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.“

—  Marcus Aurelius, book Meditations

Source: Meditations

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Alexander Pope photo

„Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.“

—  Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock

Canto V, line 33.
Variant: Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll;
Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
Source: The Rape of the Lock (1712, revised 1714 and 1717)

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„A room without books is like a body without a soul.“

—  Marcus Tullius Cicero Roman philosopher and statesman -106 - -43 BC

Attributed to Cicero in J. M. Braude's Speaker's Desk Book of Quips, Quotes, & Anecdotes (Jaico Pub. House, 1966), p. 52.
Dennis McHenry in a 2011 post at theCAMPVS.com http://thecampvs.com/2011/08/03/cicero-on-books-and-the-soul/ identified a source for the exact form of words in the essay "On the Pleasure of Reading" http://books.google.com/books?id=0YfQAAAAMAAJ&dq=cicero%20%22room%20without%20books%22%20%2B%22contemporary%20review%22&pg=PA240#v=onepage&q&f=false by Sir John Lubbock, published in The Contemporary Review, vol. 49 (1886) https://archive.org/details/contemporaryrev55unkngoog, pp. 240–51 https://archive.org/stream/contemporaryrev55unkngoog#page/n250/mode/2up, in which Lubbock wrote that "Cicero described a room without books as a body without a soul" (p. 241). The same sentence may also be found on p. 61 https://archive.org/stream/thepleasuresofli01lubbuoft#page/60/mode/2up of Lubbock's collection The Pleasures of Life. Part I. 18th edition (London and New York : Macmillan and Co. 1890) https://archive.org/details/thepleasuresofli01lubbuoft, in a lecture titled "A Song of Books". McHenry suggested that Lubbock may have had in mind the words "postea vero quam Tyrannio mihi libros disposuit mens addita videtur meis aedibus" at Cicero, Ad Atticum 4.8, which are translated by E. O. Winstedt on p. 293 https://archive.org/stream/letterstoatticus01ciceuoft#page/292/mode/2up of Cicero: Letters to Atticus I (London : William Heinemann, and New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons 1912) https://archive.org/details/letterstoatticus01ciceuoft "Since Tyrannio has arranged my books, the house seems to have acquired a soul", and by Evelyn Shuckburgh on p. 234 https://archive.org/stream/cu31924012541433#page/n283/mode/2up of The Letters of Cicero. Vol. I. B. C. 68–52 (London : George Bell and Sons 1908) https://archive.org/details/cu31924012541433 "Moreover, since Tyrannio has arranged my books for me, my house seems to have had a soul added to it" (although the Latin word " mens http://athirdway.com/glossa/?s=mens", rendered "soul" by both Winstedt and Shuckburgh, is more usually translated by the English "mind"). D. R. Shackleton Bailey in Cicero's Letters to Atticus (Harmondsworth : Penguin Books 1978), p. 162, translated "And now that Tyrannio has put my books straight, my house seems to have woken to life".
Disputed
Variant: Ut conclave sine libris ita corpus sine anima" A room without books is like a body without a soul

Albert Einstein photo

„Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

Variant: Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Pablo Picasso photo

„Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.“

—  Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973

Quoted in: LIFE http://books.google.com/books?id=9EgEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA9, Vol. 57, nr. 11 (11 September 1964). p. 9.
1960s

William Shakespeare photo

„Brevity is the soul of wit.“

—  William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Source: Hamlet

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Bob Marley photo

„Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.“

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

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Joseph Goebbels photo

„The night is my best friend. It calms the storm in my soul and it lets the guiding stars rise.“

—  Joseph Goebbels Nazi politician and Propaganda Minister 1897 - 1945

Die Nacht ist meine beste Freundin. Sie glättet den Sturm in der Seele und lässt die weisenden Sterne aufgehen.
Michael: a German fate in diary notes (1926)

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Emily Brontë photo

„He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.“

—  Emily Brontë, book Wuthering Heights

Variant: Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same
Source: Wuthering Heights

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„Thinking is talking of soul with itself.“

—  Platón Classical Greek philosopher -427 - -347 BC

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„If we would despise the enemy, our thoughts must always be of God and our souls always glad with hope.“

—  Anthony the Great Christian saint, monk, and hermit 251 - 357

Book II, Chapter 10
From St. Athanasius' Life of St. Antony

Amos Oz photo

„The best way to know the soul of another country is to read its literature.“

—  Amos Oz Israeli writer, novelist, journalist and intellectual 1939 - 2018

Madeline Miller photo

„He is half of my soul, as the poets say.“

—  Madeline Miller, book The Song of Achilles

Source: The Song of Achilles

Mwanandeke Kindembo photo
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Emily Dickinson photo
Martin Luther King, Jr. photo

„Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

Variant: Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You do not have to have a college degree to serve. You do not have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.

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„Such prizes and punishments are, if I may be allowed the expression, the bench of the soul, the instrument of slavery for the spirit.“

—  Maria Montessori Italian pedagogue, philosopher and physician 1870 - 1952

Source: The Montessori Method Scientific Pedagogy as Applied to Child Education in 'The Children's Houses' with Additions and Revisions by the Author

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Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva photo

„If there is something which I am proud, in this country, it is that there is no living soul more honest than me. Not even in the Federal Police, not even in the Public Ministry, not even in the Catholic Church, not even in the evangelical church. There may be just as equal, but I doubt it.“

—  Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Brazilian politician, 35th president of Brazil 1945

Testimony to the Federal Police regarding the "Lava-jato Operation" investigation. ‘Não tem uma viva alma mais honesta do que eu’, afirma Lula http://politica.estadao.com.br/blogs/fausto-macedo/nao-tem-uma-viva-alma-mais-honesta-do-que-eu-afirma-lula/ at estadao.com.br 01.20.2016

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„The universe itself is God and the universal outpouring of its soul“

—  Chrysippus ancient Greek philosopher -281 - -208 BC

As quoted in De Natura Deorum by Cicero, i. 15.

Alexis Karpouzos photo
Mwanandeke Kindembo photo
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John Muir photo

„And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.“

—  John Muir Scottish-born American naturalist and author 1838 - 1914

Once again, this is far from Muir's style of writing. The quote does not come up in any search of John Muir's Journals or his published texts on the John Muir Exhibit website. It is most commonly put on t-shirts - never in any scholarly source.
Misattributed

Frédéric Chopin photo
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C.G. Jung photo

„People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls.“

—  C.G. Jung, book Psychology and Alchemy

CW 12, par. 126 (p 99)
Psychology and Alchemy (1952)
Context: People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls. They will practice Indian yoga and all its exercises, observe a strict regimen of diet, learn the literature of the whole world - all because they cannot get on with themselves and have not the slightest faith that anything useful could ever come out of their own souls. Thus the soul has gradually been turned into a Nazareth from which nothing good can come.

Frédéric Chopin photo
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Virginia Woolf photo

„Books are the mirrors of the soul.“

—  Virginia Woolf, book Between the Acts

Source: Between the Acts

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Ptolemy photo

„As material fortune is associated with the properties of the body, so honor belongs to those of the soul.“

—  Ptolemy Greco-Egyptian writer and astronomer of Alexandria 100 - 170

Book IV, sec. 1
Tetrabiblos

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„From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were — I have not seen
As others saw —“

—  Edgar Allan Poe American author, poet, editor and literary critic 1809 - 1849

" Alone http://gothlupin.tripod.com/valone.html", l. 1-8 (written 1829, published 1875).
Context: From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were — I have not seen
As others saw — I could not bring
My passions from a common spring —
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow — I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone —
And all I lov'd — I lov'd alone

Malala Yousafzai photo

„This is what my soul is telling me: be peaceful and love everyone.“

—  Malala Yousafzai Pakistani children's education activist 1997

UN speech, June 2013
Context: Even if there was a gun in my hand and he was standing in front of me, I would not shoot him. This is the compassion I have learned from Mohamed, the prophet of mercy, Jesus Christ and Lord Buddha. This the legacy of change I have inherited from Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Mohammed Ali Jinnah. This is the philosophy of nonviolence that I have learned from Gandhi, Bacha Khan and Mother Teresa. And this is the forgiveness that I have learned from my father and from my mother. This is what my soul is telling me: be peaceful and love everyone.

John Williams photo

„Leroy Anderson is an American original - direct, honest, personal, idiosyncratic, and free of pretension. His music is directed to, and reflective of, the American soul.“

—  John Williams American composer, conductor and pianist 1932

John Williams, conductor laureate, Boston Pops Orchestra, Leroy Anderson Square Dedication, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 17, 2003.
Source: http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/2003/07.17/12-anderson.html

Mwanandeke Kindembo photo
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C.G. Jung photo

„The Wrong we have Done, Thought, or Intended Will wreak its Vengeance on
Our SOULS.“

—  C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961

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Vladimir Nabokov photo
Diana Gabaldon photo

„But I talk to you as I talk to my own soul," he said, turning me to face him. He reached up and cupped my cheek, fingers light on my temple.

"And, Sassenach," he whispered, "your face is my heart.“

—  Diana Gabaldon, book Dragonfly in Amber

Variant: I talk to you as I talk to my own soul," he said, turning me to face him. He reached up and cupped my cheek, fingers light on my temple. "And Sassenach," he whispered, "Your face is my heart.
Source: Dragonfly in Amber

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„The feelings that hurt most, the emotions that sting most, are those that are absurd: the longing for impossible things, precisely because they are impossible; nostalgia for what never was; the desire for what could have been; regret over not being someone else; dissatisfaction with the world's existence. All these half-tones of the soul's consciousness create a raw landscape within us, a sun eternally setting on what we are.“

—  Fernando Pessoa Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher 1888 - 1935

Os sentimentos que mais doem, as emoções que mais pungem, são os que são absurdos – a ânsia de coisas impossíveis, precisamente porque são impossíveis, a saudade do que nunca houve, o desejo do que poderia ter sido, a mágoa de não ser outro, a insatisfação da existência do mundo. Todos estes meios tons da consciencia da alma criam em nós uma paisagem dolorida, um eterno sol-pôr do que somos.
The Book of Disquietude, trans. Richard Zenith, text 196

Leonard Ravenhill photo
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„You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love. And you can be that servant.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

1960s, The Drum Major Instinct (1968)
Context: And so Jesus gave us a new norm of greatness. If you want to be important—wonderful. If you want to be recognized—wonderful. If you want to be great—wonderful. But recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. That's a new definition of greatness. And this morning, the thing that I like about it: by giving that definition of greatness, it means that everybody can be great, (Everybody) because everybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don't have to know Einstein's theory of relativity to serve. You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love. And you can be that servant.

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Bob Marley photo

„Don't gain the world and lose your soul
Wisdom is better than silver and gold.“

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

Zion Train
Uprising (1979)

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William Shakespeare photo

„My soul is in the sky.“

—  William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Source: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Alex Jones photo

„Look, when you realize how fake it all is; the football, the basketball, the Lady Gaga, the Justin Bieber—you know, who gives you these carbon tax messages. They tell your kids they gotta love Justin Biebler [sic], and then Biebler [sic] says "hand in your guns", "pass the Cyber Security Act", and "the police state is good", and then your children are turned into a mindless vassals—who now, they look up to some twit, instead of looking up to Thomas Jefferson, or looking up to Nikola Tesla, or looking up to Magellan; I mean, kids, Magellan is a lot cooler than Justin Bieber! He circumnavigated with one ship the entire planet! He was killed by wild natives before they got back to Portugal! And when they got back there was only like eleven people alive of the two hundred and something crew and the entire ship was rotting down to the waterline! That's destiny! That's will! That's striving! That's being a trailblazer and explore! Going into space! Mathematics! Quantum mechanics! The secrets of the universe! It's all there! Life is fiery with its beauty! Its incredible detail! Tuning into it! They wanna shutter your mind, talking about Justin Bieber! It's pure evil! They're taking your intellect, your soul, and giving you Michael Jordan and Bieber. Unlock your human potential! Defeat the globalists who wanna shutter your mind!—Your doorways to perception!—I wanna see you truly live! I wanna see you truly be who you are!“

—  Alex Jones American radio host, author, conspiracy theorist and filmmaker 1974

Alex Jones: The "Justin Biebler" Rant https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDMB0KyhPN8, 21 February 2011.
2011

John Fletcher photo

„That soul that can
Be honest is the only perfect man.“

—  John Fletcher, The Honest Man's Fortune

Epilogue. Compare: "An honest man's the noblest work of God", Alexander Pope, Essay on Man, epistle iv. line 248.
The Honest Man's Fortune, (1613; published 1647)

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Tupac Shakur photo
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Rumi photo

„Who looks out with my eyes? What is the soul?
I cannot stop asking.“

—  Rumi Iranian poet 1207 - 1273

"Who says words with my mouth?" in Ch. 1 : The Tavern, p. 2
The Essential Rumi (1995)
Context: Who looks out with my eyes? What is the soul?
I cannot stop asking.
If I could taste one sip of an answer,
I could break out of this prison for drunks.
I didn't come here of my own accord, and I can't leave that way.
Whoever brought me here, will have to take me home.

Henri-Frédéric Amiel photo

„Each bud flowers but once and each flower has but its minute of perfect beauty; so, in the garden of the soul each feeling has, as it were, its flowering instant, its one and only moment of expansive grace and radiant kingship.“

—  Henri-Frédéric Amiel Swiss philosopher and poet 1821 - 1881

30 December 1850
Journal Intime (1882), Journal entries
Context: Each bud flowers but once and each flower has but its minute of perfect beauty; so, in the garden of the soul each feeling has, as it were, its flowering instant, its one and only moment of expansive grace and radiant kingship. Each star passes but once in the night through the meridian over our heads and shines there but an instant; so, in the heaven of the mind each thought touches its zenith but once, and in that moment all its brilliancy and all its greatness culminate. Artist, poet, or thinker, if you want to fix and immortalize your ideas or your feelings, seize them at this precise and fleeting moment, for it is their highest point. Before it, you have but vague outlines or dim presentiments of them. After it you will have only weakened reminiscence or powerless regret; that moment is the moment of your ideal.

Alexis Karpouzos photo
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Mwanandeke Kindembo photo
Jim Morrison photo

„Money beats soul every goddamn time.“

—  Jim Morrison lead singer of The Doors 1943 - 1971

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„And what difference is there in the color of the soul?“

—  Solomon Northup, book Twelve Years a Slave

Variant: What difference is there in the color of the soul?
Source: Twelve Years a Slave

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„How we need another soul to cling to, another body to keep us warm. To rest and trust; to give your soul in confidence: I need this, I need someone to pour myself into.“

—  Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963

Variant: How we need that security. How we need another soul to cling to, another body to keep us warm. To rest and trust; to give your soul in confidence: I need this. I need someone to pour myself into.
Source: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

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„Your eyes flashed fire into my soul. I immediately read the words of Dostoyevsky and Karl Marx, and in the words of Albert Schweitzer, I FANCY YOU!“

—  Eddie Izzard British stand-up comedian, actor and writer 1962

Dress to Kill (1998)
Source: Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill
Context: I had to chat up girls, and I'd only tagged them before. I didn't have the verbal power to be able to say, "Susan, I saw you in the classroom today. As the sun came from behind the clouds, a burst of brilliant light caught your hair, it was haloed in front of me. You turned, your eyes flashed fire into my soul, I immediately read the words of Dostoevsky and Karl Marx, and in the words of Albert Schweitzer, 'I fancy you.' " But no! At 13, you're just going, " 'Ello, Sue. I saw you in the room... I've got legs, have you? Oh yeah... Do you like bread? I've got a French loaf. [mimes smacking her with the loaf and dashing off] Bye! (I love you!)"

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„Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.“

—  Walt Whitman American poet, essayist and journalist 1819 - 1892

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Anna Akhmatova photo

„I have a lot of work to do today;
I need to slaughter memory,
Turn my living soul to stone
Then teach myself to live again.“

—  Anna Akhmatova Russian modernist poet 1889 - 1966

Source: The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova

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„Selling my soul would be a lot easier if I could just find it.“

—  Nikki Sixx American musician 1958

Source: The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star

Joseph Murphy photo
Jane Austen photo

„You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope… I have loved none but you.“

—  Jane Austen, book Persuasion

Variant: You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever.
Source: Persuasion

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„Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul.“

—  Vladimir Nabokov, book Lolita

Opening lines.
Source: Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta. She was Lo, plain Lo, in the morning, standing four feet ten in one sock. She was Lola in slacks. She was Dolly at school. She was Dolores on the dotted line. But in my arms she was always Lolita. Did she have a precursor? She did, indeed she did. In point of fact, there might have been no Lolita at all had I not loved, one summer, an initial girl-child. In a princedom by the sea. Oh when? About as many years before Lolita was born as my age was that summer. You can always count on a murderer for fancy prose style. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, exhibit number one is what the seraphs, the misinformed, simple, noble-winged seraphs, envied. Look at this tangle of thorns.

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„There can be no rebirth without a dark night of the soul, a total annihilation of all that you believed in and thought that you were.“

—  Hazrat Inayat Khan Indian Sufi 1882 - 1927

Source: Thinking Like The Universe: The Sufi Path Of Awakening

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„Whatever causes night in our souls may leave stars. Cimourdain was full of virtues and truth, but they shine out of a dark background.“

—  Victor Hugo French poet, novelist, and dramatist 1802 - 1885

Part 2, Book 1, Ch. 2
Variant translation: What makes night within us may leave stars.
Source: Ninety-Three (1874)
Context: Cimourdain was a pure-minded but gloomy man. He had "the absolute" within him. He had been a priest, which is a solemn thing. Man may have, like the sky, a dark and impenetrable serenity; that something should have caused night to fall in his soul is all that is required. Priesthood had been the cause of night within Cimourdain. Once a priest, always a priest.
Whatever causes night in our souls may leave stars. Cimourdain was full of virtues and truth, but they shine out of a dark background.

Paulo Coelho photo
Khaled Hosseini photo

„People say that eyes are windows to the soul.“

—  Khaled Hosseini, book The Kite Runner

Source: The Kite Runner

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Rubén Darío photo
James O'Barr photo

„We do not recognize our souls until they are in pain.“

—  James O'Barr, The Crow

Source: The Crow

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B.K.S. Iyengar photo

„Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life/“

—  B.K.S. Iyengar Indian yoga teacher and scholar 1918 - 2014

Source: Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom, p. 59-60