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100 Arabian Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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The other thing about the Nights is that it is quite racist. One parentheses is that I think this is one of the negative things that appeal to people, that The Arabian Nights could be used as a disguise for racism. It suited the West. You could smuggle racism into children's literature, you see. The African magician in the story of Aladdin, he's labeled explicitly as the "African Magician." He's not a character but a stereotype, and a lot of this got into nursery literature in this Oriental disguise.Marina Warner Arabian Sayings By Marina Warner: The other thing about the Nights is that it is quite racist. One parentheses is
White camels, though highly prized in some areas, remain rare.18 One discovered in Rajasthan, India, was the first in living memory for that area. On the Arabian Peninsula, where white camels are actively bred for, they are more common but still rare.19Anonymous Arabian Sayings By Anonymous: White camels, though highly prized in some areas, remain rare.18 One discovered in Rajasthan, India,
Whatever experimental film aromas cloaked my movies were because I'm a gleefully clumsy, primitive filmmaker. I really like traditional pleasingly narrative films, but I also just couldn't resist throwing in the disruptive. It seems to me that art-house film is at its glorious zenith right now, maybe it can even get better? There's just so many good films, you know Cemetery Of Splendour, Arabian Nights, Miguel Gomes, just so much great work coming out.Guy Maddin Arabian Sayings By Guy Maddin: Whatever experimental film aromas cloaked my movies were because I'm a gleefully clumsy, primitive filmmaker.
This is Zemzem near Mecca. According to this, however, Hagar headed into the Arabian Peninsula rather than toward Egypt.Abraham Meir Ben Ibn Ezra Arabian Sayings By Abraham Meir Ben Ibn Ezra: This is Zemzem near Mecca. According to this, however, Hagar headed into the Arabian Peninsula
Chelnov directed Rubin's attention to the geography of Moses' crossing. From the Nile to Jerusalem the Jews had at most 250 miles to go, and that meant that even if they rested on the Sabbath they could have easily covered the distance in three weeks. Wasn't it necessary therefore to assume that for the remaining forty years Moses did not simply lead them but misled them all over the Arabian desert?Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Arabian Sayings By Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: Chelnov directed Rubin's attention to the geography of Moses' crossing. From the Nile to Jerusalem
The number of his wives is uncertain. Abulfeda, who writes with more caution than other of the Arabian historians, limits it to fifteen, though some make it as much as twenty-five. At the time of his death he had nine, each in her separate dwelling, and all in the vicinity of the mosque at Medina. The plea alleged for his indulging in a greater number of wives than he permitted to his followers, was a desire to beget a race of prophets for his people. If such indeed were his desire, it was disappointed. Of all his children, Fatima the wife of Ali alone survived him, and she died within a short time after his death. Of her descendants, none excepting her eldest son Hassan ever sat on the throne of the Caliphs.Washington Irving Arabian Sayings By Washington Irving: The number of his wives is uncertain. Abulfeda, who writes with more caution than other
We shall remember ...... Damascus, the "Pearl of the East", the pride of Syria, the fabled garden of Eden, the home of princes and genii of the Arabian Nights,the oldest metropolis on Earth, the one city in all the world that has kept its name and held its place and looked serenely on while the Kingdoms and Empires of four thousand years have risen to life, enjoyed their little season of pride and pomp, and then vanished and been forgottenMark Twain Arabian Sayings By Mark Twain: We shall remember ...... Damascus, the "Pearl of the East", the pride of Syria, the
He who eats alone chokes alone.H.L. Mencken Arabian Sayings By H.L. Mencken: He who eats alone chokes alone.
It should have been the Arabian Nights, but to Bond, seeing it first above the tops of trams and above the great scars of modern advertising along the river frontage, it seemed a once beautiful theatre-set that modern Turkey had thrown aside in favour of the steel and concrete flat-iron of the Istanbul-Hilton Hotel, blankly glittering behind him on the heights of Pera.Ian Fleming Arabian Sayings By Ian Fleming: It should have been the Arabian Nights, but to Bond, seeing it first above the
You know what I think about when I'm alone and you are far away?" he murmured. "I think about you, naked, under the sun."
He licked her nipple. She whimpered.
"Not the English sun, mind you, because it is never adequate. But the sun over the Arabian sea. Or the sun of the south of France. Light brilliant enough to shatter mirrors. And you, naked, in that light, your thighs open this wide -
Sherry Thomas Arabian Sayings By Sherry Thomas: You know what I think about when I'm alone and you are far away?" he
The story of Eve and the serpent, and of Noah and his ark, drops to a level with the Arabian Tales, without the merit of being entertaining, and the account of men living to eight and nine hundred years becomes as fabulous as the immortality of the giants of the Mythology.Thomas Paine Arabian Sayings By Thomas Paine: The story of Eve and the serpent, and of Noah and his ark, drops to
The Arabian peninsula is the origin of all the Semites.Philip Khuri Hitti Arabian Sayings By Philip Khuri Hitti: The Arabian peninsula is the origin of all the Semites.
The street is still shut as we step into the molten-gold atmosphere of mid-afternoon. The houses face each other across the passages like armies of an ancient Arabian battlefield ... .We narrow our eyes against the glare. Beating their wings, the birds too are leaving the trees for the mosque. The leaves hang like limp hands from the branches. We try to think of the cool blue river and, turning around, glance towards where the river wets the horizon. But the river, too, seems helpless before the insanity of the sun, lying like an exhausted lizard at the end of the streetNadeem Aslam Arabian Sayings By Nadeem Aslam: The street is still shut as we step into the molten-gold atmosphere of mid-afternoon. The
When you read The Arabian Nights you accept Islam. You accept the fables woven by generations as if they were by one single author or, better still, as if they had no author. And in fact they have one and none. Something so worked on, so polished by generations is no longer associated with and individual. In Kafka's case, it's possible that his fables are now part of human memory. What happened to Quixote could happen to to them. Let's say that all the copies of Quixote, in Spanish and in translation, were lost. The figure of Don Quixote would remain in human memory. I think that the idea of a frightening trial that goes on forever, which is at the core of The Castle and The Trial (both books that Kafka, of course, never wanted to publish because he knew they were unfinished), is now grown infinite, is now part of human memory and can now be rewritten under different titles and feature different circumstances. Kafka's work now forms a part of human memory.Jorge Luis Borges Arabian Sayings By Jorge Luis Borges: When you read The Arabian Nights you accept Islam. You accept the fables woven by
Why should we care about the coup? First, because we depend on Yemen's government to support our drone war against another local menace, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). It's not clear if we can even maintain our embassy in Yemen, let alone conduct operations against AQAP. And second, because growing Iranian hegemony is a mortal threat to our allies and interests in the entire Middle East.Charles Krauthammer Arabian Sayings By Charles Krauthammer: Why should we care about the coup? First, because we depend on Yemen's government to
What does cookery mean? It means the knowledge of Medea and of Circe,
and of Calypso, and Sheba. It means knowledge of all herbs, and fruits, and
balms and spices ... It means the economy of your great-grandmother and the
science of modern chemistry, and French art, and Arabian hospitality. It
means, in fine, that you are to see imperatively that everyone has something
nice to eat.
John Ruskin Arabian Sayings By John Ruskin: What does cookery mean? It means the knowledge of Medea and of Circe,and of Calypso,
The best blended Scotch in the history of the world - which was also the favourite drink of the Iraqi Baath Party, as it still is of the Palestinian Authority and the Libyan dictatorship and large branches of the Saudi Arabian royal family - is Johnnie Walker Black. Breakfast of champions, accept no substitute.Christopher Hitchens Arabian Sayings By Christopher Hitchens: The best blended Scotch in the history of the world - which was also the
Then Dantes rose more agile and light than the kid among the myrtles and shrubs of these wild rocks, took his gun in one hand, his pickaxe in the other, and hastened towards the rock on which the marks he had noted terminated. "And now," he exclaimed, remembering the tale of the Arabian fisherman, which Faria had related to him, "now, open sesame!Alexandre Dumas Arabian Sayings By Alexandre Dumas: Then Dantes rose more agile and light than the kid among the myrtles and shrubs
India was China's teacher in religion and imaginative literature, and the world's teacher in trignometry, quandratic equations, grammar, phonetics, Arabian Nights, animal fables, chess, as well as in philosophy, and that she inspired Boccaccio, Goethe, Herder, Schopenhauer, Emerson, and probably also old Aesop.Lin Yutang Arabian Sayings By Lin Yutang: India was China's teacher in religion and imaginative literature, and the world's teacher in trignometry,
Do you know what happens when an Arabian woman dances? She does not dance: she protests, she loves, she cries, she makes love, she dreams, she goes away from her reality, to her own world, where love is really meant and she does not want to come back, because that is her reality.Armand Nassery Arabian Sayings By Armand Nassery: Do you know what happens when an Arabian woman dances? She does not dance: she
My father used to tell me that stories offer the listener a chance to escape but, more importantly, he said, they provide people with a chance to maximize their minds. Suspend ordinary constraints, allow the imagination to be freed, and we are charged with the capability of heighetned thought.
Learn to use your eyes as if they are your ears, he said, and you become connected with the ancient heritage of man, a dream world for the waking mind.
Tahir Shah Arabian Sayings By Tahir Shah: My father used to tell me that stories offer the listener a chance to escape
The woman laughed again. She was the loudest person in the cave. Eena wondered if perhaps she was talking to a female Ghengat. Curiosity got the best of her and she turned around to look, surprised to find neither a Ghengat nor a Harrowbethian woman, but a Mishmorat. A striking, cheetah-spotted Mishmorat with straight lengths of charcoal hair and the most alluring dark eyes in existence. This bronzed female was the same size as Eena but observably more muscular. She appeared to be a mix of cheetah, Arabian princess, and gladiator in tight-fitting pants. Eena paused, dropping the stone in her hands.
"Kira?" she breathed.
"Hmmm," the woman grumbled. Her painted eyes scrunched with displeasure. The look was still stunning. "I see my reputation precedes me."
Eena gawked as if a legendary ghost had been resurrected. "You're alive?
Richelle E. Goodrich Arabian Sayings By Richelle E. Goodrich: The woman laughed again. She was the loudest person in the cave. Eena wondered if
At the centre of all these noble races we cannot fail to see the blond beast of prey, the magnificent blond beast avidly prowling round for spoil and victory; this hidden centre needs release from time to time, the beast must out again, must return to the wild: - Roman, Arabian, Germanic, Japanese nobility, Homeric heroes, Scandinavian Vikings - in this requirement they are all alike. It was the noble races which left the concept of 'barbarian' in their traces wherever they went; even their highest culture betrays the fact that they were conscious of this and indeed proud of it.Friedrich Nietzsche Arabian Sayings By Friedrich Nietzsche: At the centre of all these noble races we cannot fail to see the blond
I want to give a shout-out to all my Saudi Arabian brothers and sisters. If you could all please send me some oil for my jet, I would truly appreciate it.Puff Daddy Arabian Sayings By Puff Daddy: I want to give a shout-out to all my Saudi Arabian brothers and sisters. If
It will be like a story from the Arabian Nights," he said. "Only an Oriental could have planned it. It does not belong to London fogs.Frances Hodgson Burnett Arabian Sayings By Frances Hodgson Burnett: It will be like a story from the Arabian Nights," he said. "Only an Oriental
Muhammad had become the head of a collection of tribal groups that were not bound together by blood but by a shared ideology, an astonishing innovation in Arabian society. Nobody was forced to convert to the religion of the Quran, but Muslims, pagans and Jews all belonged to one ummah, could not attack one another, and vowed to give each other protection. News of this extraordinary new 'supertribe' spread, and though at the outset nobody thought that it had a chance of survival, it proved to be an inspiration that would bring peace to Arabia before the death of the Prophet in 632, just ten years after the hijrah.Karen Armstrong Arabian Sayings By Karen Armstrong: Muhammad had become the head of a collection of tribal groups that were not bound
Within minutes, the entire village was in the water, splashing about, falling over, getting up, moving steadily forwards towards the horizon; never looking back to shore ... "come back," he beseeched his wife: "nothing is happening. come back!Salman Rushdie Arabian Sayings By Salman Rushdie: Within minutes, the entire village was in the water, splashing about, falling over, getting up,
Past and future are the same, and we cannot change either, only know them more fully. My journey to the past had changed nothing, but what I had learned had changed everything, and I understood that it could not have been otherwise. If our lives are tales that Allah tells, then we are the audience as well as the players, and it is by living these tales that we receive their lessons.Ted Chiang Arabian Sayings By Ted Chiang: Past and future are the same, and we cannot change either, only know them more
dreamers--which the English call splash; Arabian poets gasgachau; and which we Frenchmen, who would be poets, can only translate by a paraphrase--the noise of water falling into water.Alexandre Dumas Arabian Sayings By Alexandre Dumas: dreamers--which the English call splash; Arabian poets gasgachau; and which we Frenchmen, who would be
The tires bore down, kicking up dust like an Arabian stampede. Elizabeth flipped off the car stereo. Out of the corner of my eye, I could tell that she was studying my profile. I wondered what she saw, and my heart started fluttering.Harlan Coben Arabian Sayings By Harlan Coben: The tires bore down, kicking up dust like an Arabian stampede. Elizabeth flipped off the
While I thus cogitate in disquiet and perplexity, half submerged in dark waters of a well in an Arabian oasis, I suddenly hear a voice from the background of my memory, the voice of an old Kurdish nomad: If water stands motionless in a pool it grows stale and muddy, but when it moves and flows it becomes clear: so, too, man in his wanderings. Whereupon, as if by magic, all disquiet leaves me. I begin to look upon myself with distant eyes, as you might look at the pages of a book to read a story from them; and I begin to understand that my life could not have taken a different course. For when I ask myself, 'What is the sum total of my life?' somthing in me seems to answer, 'You have set out to exchange one world for another-to gain a new world for yourself in exchange for an old one which you never really possessed.' And I know with startling clarity that such an undertaking might indeed take an entire lifetime.Muhammad Asad Arabian Sayings By Muhammad Asad: While I thus cogitate in disquiet and perplexity, half submerged in dark waters of a
With the historical radar of Marx's theories, on whose screen observers who have not swallowed the alcohol of the intoxicating bourgeois ideology cannot read lies, in the fog of the depths off Nantacket, in the dark of the walled tomb of the living in Marcinelle, in the bitterness of the slime of the stagnant ponds of the Arabian Desert, while the forces of the Revolution seem to be hiding and Great Capital carouses in the bright sunlight, we have again found, at his inexhaustible work, the Old Mole who undermines the curse of the infamous social forms, who prepares for the not near, but most certain, destructive explosion.Amadeo Bordiga Arabian Sayings By Amadeo Bordiga: With the historical radar of Marx's theories, on whose screen observers who have not swallowed
RABBLE, n. In a republic, those who exercise a supreme authority tempered by fraudulent elections. The rabble is like the sacred Simurgh, of Arabian fable - omnipotent on condition that it do nothing.Ambrose Bierce Arabian Sayings By Ambrose Bierce: RABBLE, n. In a republic, those who exercise a supreme authority tempered by fraudulent elections.
Saudi Arabian police arrested seven teenage boys for leering at women. In accordance with Saudi law, the boys will be whipped and the women will be stoned to death.Tina Fey Arabian Sayings By Tina Fey: Saudi Arabian police arrested seven teenage boys for leering at women. In accordance with Saudi
I'm sure that a veiled arabian woman's exposed toes contains more sex appeal than a western pin-up's total nudity.Daniel White Arabian Sayings By Daniel White: I'm sure that a veiled arabian woman's exposed toes contains more sex appeal than a
Islam is a civilization that is fractured linguistically, ethnically, sectarian-wise, as ours is. What bin Laden has done, though, is to identify a number of issues that are tangible and visceral for Muslims. His indictment list of Western support for Arab tyranny, our ability to keep oil prices too low - at least until recently - our occupation of the Arabian Peninsula.Michael Scheuer Arabian Sayings By Michael Scheuer: Islam is a civilization that is fractured linguistically, ethnically, sectarian-wise, as ours is. What bin
...When you're mad it becomes easy to solve many difficult problems. Madness is a pair of Arabian Nights shoes; if you put them on you can leap clear of thousands of bogus questions.'
'Bogus questions? What exactly do you mean by bogus?'
'For instance, what will people say? What will happen in the future?
Rabindranath Tagore Arabian Sayings By Rabindranath Tagore: ...When you're mad it becomes easy to solve many difficult problems. Madness is a pair
In the Spanish people there is a mixture of Gothic, Frankish and Moorish blood. One can speak of the Spaniard as one would speak of a brave anarchist. The Arabian epoch-the Arabs look down on the Turks as they do on dogs-was the most cultured, the most intellectual and in every way best and happiest epoch in Spanish history. It was followed by the period of the persecutions with its unceasing atrocities.Adolf Hitler Arabian Sayings By Adolf Hitler: In the Spanish people there is a mixture of Gothic, Frankish and Moorish blood. One
In this way he continued until he was fourteen years of age, when his extraordinary destiny took him by the hand, and led him, step by step, through adventures so wonderful that words can scarce describe them.Arabian Nights Arabian Sayings By Arabian Nights: In this way he continued until he was fourteen years of age, when his extraordinary
Pitch a lucky man into the Nile, says the Arabian proverb, and he will come up with a fish in his mouth!Nathaniel Parker Willis Arabian Sayings By Nathaniel Parker Willis: Pitch a lucky man into the Nile, says the Arabian proverb, and he will come
admiral. Technically, all admirals come from the Arabian desert, for the word can be traced to the title of Abu Bakr, who was called Amir-al-muminin, "commander of the faithful," before he succeeded Muhammad as caliph in 632. The title Amir, or "commander," became popular soon after, and naval chiefs were designated Amir-al-ma, "commander of commanders." Western seamen who came in contact with the Arabs assumed that Amir-al was one word, and believed this was a distinguished title. By the early 13th century, officers were calling themselves amiral, which merely means "commander of." The d was probably added to the word through a common mispronunciation.Robert Hendrickson Arabian Sayings By Robert Hendrickson: admiral. Technically, all admirals come from the Arabian desert, for the word can be traced
Since the Roman Judeo-Christian heritage is pure Aryan in its origins, its adherents had no clue how to unlock the language contained in the Semitic book (i.e., Bible) that fell into their possession. Whether in Greek or in Latin, the word got translated into 'Unicorn', 'horn' or 'Rhinoceros'in total disregard to the existence of that very same animal which has that name, the Arabian Oryx.Ibrahim Ibrahim Arabian Sayings By Ibrahim Ibrahim: Since the Roman Judeo-Christian heritage is pure Aryan in its origins, its adherents had no
The real cause of the great upheavals which precede changes of civilisations, such as the fall of the Roman Empire and the rise of the Arabian Empire, is a profound modification in the ideas of the peoples ... The memorable events of history are the visible effects of the invisible changes of human thought ... The present epoch is one of these critical moments in which the thought of mankind is undergoing a process of transformation.Gustave Le Bon Arabian Sayings By Gustave Le Bon: The real cause of the great upheavals which precede changes of civilisations, such as the
I don't think it's rational for a country to try to kill the Saudi Arabian ambassador in a restaurant in Washington.Lindsey Graham Arabian Sayings By Lindsey Graham: I don't think it's rational for a country to try to kill the Saudi Arabian
May Hegel's philosophy of absolute nonsense - three-fourths cash and one-fourth crazy fancies - continue to pass for unfathomable wisdom without anyone suggesting as an appropriate motto for his writings Shakespeare's words: "Such stuff as madmen tongue and brain not," or, as an emblematical vignette, the cuttle-fish with its ink-bag, creating a cloud of darkness around it to prevent people from seeing what it is, with the device: mea caligine tutus. - May each day bring us, as hitherto, new systems adapted for University purposes, entirely made up of words and phrases and in a learned jargon besides, which allows people to talk whole days without saying anything; and may these delights never be disturbed by the Arabian proverb: "I hear the clappering of the mill, but I see no flour." - For all this is in accordance with the age and must have its course.Arthur Schopenhauer Arabian Sayings By Arthur Schopenhauer: May Hegel's philosophy of absolute nonsense - three-fourths cash and one-fourth crazy fancies - continue
You shouldn't fear failure. You should fear succeeding at the wrong thing. I may fail, but I'm failing at the right thing.Melissa D'Arabian Arabian Sayings By Melissa D'Arabian: You shouldn't fear failure. You should fear succeeding at the wrong thing. I may fail,
Then must you speak
Of one that loved not wisely but too well,
Of one not easily jealous but, being wrought,
Perplexed in the extreme; of one whose hand,
Like the base Indian, threw a pearl away
Richer than all his tribe; of one whose subdued eyes,
Albeit unused to the melting mood,
Drop tears as fast as the Arabian trees
Their medicinable gum. Set you down this,
And say besides that in Aleppo once,
Where a malignant and a turbaned Turk
Beat a Venetian and traduced the state,
I took by th' throat the circumcised dog
And smote him thus.
William Shakespeare Arabian Sayings By William Shakespeare: Then must you speakOf one that loved not wisely but too well,Of one not easily
It is easy to understand that in the dreary middle ages the Aristotelian logic would be very acceptable to the controversial spirit of the schoolmen, which, in the absence of all real knowledge, spent its energy upon mere formulas and words, and that it would be eagerly adopted even in its mutilated Arabian form, and presently established as the centre of all knowledge.Arthur Schopenhauer Arabian Sayings By Arthur Schopenhauer: It is easy to understand that in the dreary middle ages the Aristotelian logic would
From the book he carefully tears out several maps, and in this light Afghanistan's mountains and hills and restlessly branching corridors of rock appear as though the pages are crumpled up, and there is a momentary wish in him to smooth them down. Laser-guided bombs are falling onto the pages in his hands, missiles summoned from the Arabian Sea, from American warships that are as long as the Empire State Building is tall.Nadeem Aslam Arabian Sayings By Nadeem Aslam: From the book he carefully tears out several maps, and in this light Afghanistan's mountains
All the world suffers from the usury of the Jews, their monopolies and deceit. They have brought many unfortunate people into a state of poverty, especially the farmers, working class people and the very poor. Then as now Jews have to be reminded intermittently anew that they were enjoying rights in any country since they left Palestine and the Arabian desert, and subsequently their ethical and moral doctrines as well as their deeds rightly deserve to be exposed to criticism in whatever country they happen to live.Pope Clement VIII Arabian Sayings By Pope Clement VIII: All the world suffers from the usury of the Jews, their monopolies and deceit. They
A victorious line of march had been prolonged above a thousand miles from the rock of Gibraltar to the banks of the Loire; the repetition of an equal space would have carried the Saracens to the confines of Poland and the Highlands of Scotland; the Rhine is not more impassable than the Nile or Euphrates, and the Arabian fleet might have sailed without a naval combat into the mouth of the Thames. Perhaps the interpretation of the Koran would now be taught in the schools of Oxford, and her pulpits might demonstrate to a circumcised people the sanctity and truth of the revelation of Mahomet.Peter Heather Arabian Sayings By Peter Heather: A victorious line of march had been prolonged above a thousand miles from the rock
It is the opinion of most thoughtful students of life that happiness in this world depends chiefly on the ability to take things as they come. An instance of one who may be said to have perfected this attitude is to be found in the writings of a certain eminent Arabian author who tells of a traveller who, sinking to sleep one afternoon upon a patch of turf containing an acorn, discovered when he woke that the warmth of his body had caused the acorn to germinate and that he was now some sixty feet above the ground in the upper branches of a massive oak. Unable to descend, he faced the situation equably. 'I cannot,' he observed, 'adapt circumstances to my will: therefore I shall adapt my will to circumstances. I decide to remain here.' Which he did.P.G. Wodehouse Arabian Sayings By P.G. Wodehouse: It is the opinion of most thoughtful students of life that happiness in this world
I go back to the reading room, where I sink down in the sofa and into the world of The Arabian Nights. Slowly, like a movie fadeout, the real world evaporates. I'm alone, inside the world of the story. My favourite feeling in the world.Haruki Murakami Arabian Sayings By Haruki Murakami: I go back to the reading room, where I sink down in the sofa and
For example, John Law's Mississippi Company venture printed shares, and the money had gone up in smoke when it had been inscribed objects. The inscription made it magic and changed its meaning. That's how objects become charmed in The Arabian Nights, and they are often originally ordinary objects. The carpet is an ordinary, paltry object. The lamp is a rusty old lamp, and the bottles jinns are imprisoned within are old bottles. They are changed by the magic and the jinn's presence, and the jinn's presence is often embodied in the seal or inscription.Marina Warner Arabian Sayings By Marina Warner: For example, John Law's Mississippi Company venture printed shares, and the money had gone up
In Marrakech, Arabian open-heartedness is served up with a generous dose of pan-African mysticism, a dollop of French savoir-vivre, and a garnish of Moorish grace. The vibe is irresistible to meaning-of-life seekers and international hipsters looking for a scene.Vivian Swift Arabian Sayings By Vivian Swift: In Marrakech, Arabian open-heartedness is served up with a generous dose of pan-African mysticism, a
The rejection of Western democracy derives from the same rejection of secularism but was further sharpened by the Saudi Arabian establishment's aversion to democracy's subversive streak and the threat it posed to the Saudi monarchy if unleashed. Saudi scholars such as Sheikh Bakr Ibn Abu Zaid consistently attacked democracy and the freedoms it flaunted as anti-Islamic. Mohammed Yusuf was heavily influenced by the writings of Saudi-based scholars such as Bakr Ibn Abu Zaid, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Ibn Abd-Allah Ibn Baaz (1910-99), and Sheikh Muhammad al-Amin ash Shanqiti (1907-73). As mentioned before, all of Yusuf's opponents side-stepped the issue of democracy being un-Islamic, thereby making the issue appear incontestable or settled.Kyari Mohammed Arabian Sayings By Kyari Mohammed: The rejection of Western democracy derives from the same rejection of secularism but was further
It was only by escaping into the desert that Moses and the Jews were able to solidify their identity and reemerge as a social and political force.
Jesus spent his forty days in the wilderness, and Mohammed, too, fled Mecca at a time of great peril for a period of retreat. He and just a handful of his most devoted supporters used this period to deepen their bonds, to understand who they were and what they stood for, to let time work its good. Then this little band of believers reemerged to conquer Mecca and the Arabian Peninsula and later, after Mohammed's death, to defeat the Byzantines and the Persian empire, spreading Islam over vast territories. Around the world every mythology has a hero who retreats, even to Hades itself in the case of Odysseus, to find himself.
Robert Greene Arabian Sayings By Robert Greene: It was only by escaping into the desert that Moses and the Jews were able
The word 'Dorf' lies, although the Dablem Dorf station is covered with straw. Arabian students hang out in front of the entrance to the underground, and only the German kiosk of the kabob seller clues us in that the bus did not arrive through a secret passage and set us down in Morocco. The University buildings are hidden among trees, intertwining paths and signposts, which exclude each other. The arrow points to another arrow 3 m away, which is pointing back, perpendicular to the first. With signs making sure no one can get lost during his search, he searches and searches and it seems entirely irrelevant that he can never find the place he is searching for by tracing the signs. A Mobius strip, the circular blindness of the streets, and exhausted Minotaur are harbingers of the paths of this place, which only multiply behind the revolving door of the Ethnological Museum.Ales Steger Arabian Sayings By Ales Steger: The word 'Dorf' lies, although the Dablem Dorf station is covered with straw. Arabian students
Now that I am burned out and I'll never
accomplish anything, I've got this nice position at the university teaching
classes which I rather enjoy, and just like I read the Arabian Nights for
pleasure, I'm going to play with physics, whenever I want to, without
worrying about any importance whatsoever.
Richard Feynman Arabian Sayings By Richard Feynman: Now that I am burned out and I'll never accomplish anything, I've got this nice
For years, I meant to read 'Arabian Sands', Wilfred Thesiger's account of two punishing camel journeys during the late 1940s across Southern Arabia's Empty Quarter. Now that I have, I can sheepishly join the chorus of those who revere the book as one of the half dozen greatest works of modern English travel writing.Michael Dirda Arabian Sayings By Michael Dirda: For years, I meant to read 'Arabian Sands', Wilfred Thesiger's account of two punishing camel
This year's campaign marks the first instance that the WFE has gone beyond the Arabian Gulf, aiming toAnonymous Arabian Sayings By Anonymous: This year's campaign marks the first instance that the WFE has gone beyond the Arabian
The other night I searched (the Web) for 'self-transforming elf machines.' There were 36 hits! It surprised me. I sort of use the search engine like an oracle. I've used the phrase for DMT, 'Arabian hyperspace.' So I thought of this, and then I searched it, 'Arabian hyperspace,' in quotes. And it took me right to a transcript of the talk in which I'd said the thing! You can find your own mind on the Internet. I'm very grateful to the people who type up my talks and then post them at their websites.Terence McKenna Arabian Sayings By Terence McKenna: The other night I searched (the Web) for 'self-transforming elf machines.' There were 36 hits!
Our traditional stories are based on an aristocratic model without a middle class, whereas The Arabian Nights reflect people living in cities, traders, merchants, travelers, with a wide range of personalities.Marina Warner Arabian Sayings By Marina Warner: Our traditional stories are based on an aristocratic model without a middle class, whereas The
How many times have I photographed this glorious seascape? . . . The late-afternoon rusted tones of the Saudi Arabian mountains on the opposite side of the Red Sea; the view from the Devil's Head, which is eternally splashed by crashing waves. Like an arrow pointed toward Saudi Arabia's unexplored secrets, the cliff stands erect just before me.Linda Ruth Horowitz Arabian Sayings By Linda Ruth Horowitz: How many times have I photographed this glorious seascape? . . . The late-afternoon rusted
When you're a little kid, you are small, your life is small - and you're terrifically aware of that. But when you read, you can ride Arabian horses across the desert, you can be a dogsledder.Janet Fitch Arabian Sayings By Janet Fitch: When you're a little kid, you are small, your life is small - and you're
In winter darkness, the Baghdad Arabian keen blue deepness of the piercing lovely January winter's dusk
it used to tear my heart out, one stabbing soft star was in the middle of the magicalest blue, throbbing like love
I saw Maggie's black hair in this night
In the shelves of Orion her eye shades, borrowed, gleamed a dark and proud vellum somber power brooding rich bracelets of the moon rose from our snow, and surrounded the mystery.
Jack Kerouac Arabian Sayings By Jack Kerouac: In winter darkness, the Baghdad Arabian keen blue deepness of the piercing lovely January winter's
There are a range of women not represented in the Western fairy tale tradition. Husband-beaters are particularly interesting, as well as male pederasts. Children are often told in The Arabian Nights, "This man likes to abduct boys, be careful of him." These issues are explored through the medium of the stories, but actually the architecture of the book is such that there are many examples of women who are loyal, brave, devoted - especially to their lovers.Marina Warner Arabian Sayings By Marina Warner: There are a range of women not represented in the Western fairy tale tradition. Husband-beaters
I discovered it, ventured into it, and before long, sir, you too will have passed through my Arabian tunnel!Jules Verne Arabian Sayings By Jules Verne: I discovered it, ventured into it, and before long, sir, you too will have passed
Yes, I'd still have Sonia. And Zia. And so many other things that Karim no longer had. I'd still have the Arabian Sea and Sindhri mangoes, and crabbing with Captain Saleem, who had the most popular boat of all because his business card promoted 'Garunteed no cockroach', and, yes, there's still be those bottles of creamy, flavored milk from Rahat Milk Corner and drives to the airport for coffee and warm sand at the beach and Thai soup at Yuan Tung; yes, Burns Road nihari; yes, student biryani; oh, yes, yes, yes, and all that, and all that again. So why complain? Why contemplate words like 'longing'?Kamila Shamsie Arabian Sayings By Kamila Shamsie: Yes, I'd still have Sonia. And Zia. And so many other things that Karim no
During this time period, architecture in the Ethiopian culture of D'mt has an "unmistakable South Arabian appearance in many details", although there is some debate as to whether these patterns can be attributed to large movements of people versus elite-driven cultural practices. Additionally, linguistic evidence suggests that this time period was when Ethiosemitic languages were introduced to Africa, presumably from southern Arabia.David Reich Arabian Sayings By David Reich: During this time period, architecture in the Ethiopian culture of D'mt has an "unmistakable South
You are the Arabian stallion that neighs on the crossroad of my heart ache covering me with the dust of my own ardor.Malak El Halabi Arabian Sayings By Malak El Halabi: You are the Arabian stallion that neighs on the crossroad of my heart ache covering
Marvelous wonders don't have to happen of a sudden, the way they do in the Arabian Nights. They can also take a long time, like crystals growing, or minds changing, or leaves turning. The trick is to keep an eye peeled, so they don't slip by unappreciated.Ken Kesey Arabian Sayings By Ken Kesey: Marvelous wonders don't have to happen of a sudden, the way they do in the
To the traveller imbued with a feeling for the historical and poetical, so inseparately interwined in the annals of romantic Spain, the Alhambra is a much an object of devotion as is the Caaba to all true Moslems. How many legends and traditions, true and fabulous, - how many songs and ballards, Arabian and Spanish, of love and war and chivalry, are associated with this Oriental pile!Washington Irving Arabian Sayings By Washington Irving: To the traveller imbued with a feeling for the historical and poetical, so inseparately interwined
Michael Brown, the director of FEMA, was nominated by President Bush in 2003 and plans to start the job any day now ... Prior to heading FEMA, Brown spent the 90's as a commissioner
this is true
of the International Arabian Horse Association. I guess he stands out because most Bush appointees are beholden to Arabian people.
Jon Stewart Arabian Sayings By Jon Stewart: Michael Brown, the director of FEMA, was nominated by President Bush in 2003 and plans
A Saudi Arabian prince has said that oil may never again rise above $100 a barrel. He said it's gotten so bad he can't afford to buy his wife her own car that she's not allowed to drive.Conan O'Brien Arabian Sayings By Conan O'Brien: A Saudi Arabian prince has said that oil may never again rise above $100 a
It was like being at an Arabian hoedown with a band of psychedelic hillbillies (p. 171).Patti Smith Arabian Sayings By Patti Smith: It was like being at an Arabian hoedown with a band of psychedelic hillbillies (p.
The building is rather like a medieval Castle and was established in the Sixth Century and soon afterwards, as the Moslem armies advanced Westwards from the Arabian Peninsula, somebody had the prescience to build a small Mosque in its courtyard to guard against it being burned or demolished. At the time of the Crusades it was the turn of the Monastery to protect the Mosque, and so it has been down the ages, each House of God extending its shelter to the other as opposing armies came and went.Ahdaf Soueif Arabian Sayings By Ahdaf Soueif: The building is rather like a medieval Castle and was established in the Sixth Century
All Americans are dependent for their energy on the Arabian peninsula.Barton Gellman Arabian Sayings By Barton Gellman: All Americans are dependent for their energy on the Arabian peninsula.
I want my recipes to be clever examples of a bigger story, a celebration of resource responsibility and spending with purpose.Melissa D'Arabian Arabian Sayings By Melissa D'Arabian: I want my recipes to be clever examples of a bigger story, a celebration of
The prominent Egyptian government minister, university professor, and writer Taha Hussein ... devoted himself to the study of pre-Islamic Arabian poetry and ended up concluding that much of that body of work had been fabricated well after the establishment of Islam in order to lend outside support to Koranic mythology ... [T]he Iranian journalist and diplomat Ali Dashti ... repeatedly took his fellow Muslims to task for not questioning the traditional accounts of Muhammad's life, much of which he called myth-making and miracle-mongering.Toby Lester Arabian Sayings By Toby Lester: The prominent Egyptian government minister, university professor, and writer Taha Hussein ... devoted himself to
In the world of animation, you can be anything you wanna be. If you're a fat woman, you can play a skinny princess. If you're short wimpy guy, you can play a tall gladiator. If you're a white man, you can play an Arabian prince. And if you're a black man, you can play a donkey or a zebra.Chris Rock Arabian Sayings By Chris Rock: In the world of animation, you can be anything you wanna be. If you're a
All fanaticism is false, because it is a contradiction of the very nature of God and of Truth. Truth cannot be shut up in a single book, Bible or Veda or Koran, or in a single religion. The Divine Being is eternal and universal and infinite and cannot be the sole property of the Mussulmans or of the Semitic religions only, - those that happened to be in a line from the Bible and to have Jewish or Arabian prophets for their founders.Sri Aurobindo Arabian Sayings By Sri Aurobindo: All fanaticism is false, because it is a contradiction of the very nature of God
You'll tell me a story and I'll spare you ? You think I don't see what you're doing ? I've read Arabian Nights."
"Call me Scheherazade, baby ! Actually, she's one tricksy bitch. Who, by the way, still owes me twenty gold pieces and a pound of sesame.
Kresley Cole Arabian Sayings By Kresley Cole: You'll tell me a story and I'll spare you ? You think I don't see
My memory carries me back to a certain evening
some sixty years ago, to my father's library in Buenos
Aires. I see him; I see the gaslight; I could place my
hand on the shelves. I know exactly where to find
Burton's Arabian Nights and Prescott's Conquest of
Peru, though the library exists no longer.
Jorge Luis Borges Arabian Sayings By Jorge Luis Borges: My memory carries me back to a certain eveningsome sixty years ago, to my father's
This culture destroys landbases. That's what it does. When you think of Iraq, is the first thing that comes to mind cedar forests so thick that sunlight never touched the ground? One of the first written myths of this culture is about Gilgamesh deforesting the hills and valleys of Iraq to build a great city. The Arabian Peninsula used to be oak savannah. The Near East was heavily forested (we've all heard of the cedars of Lebanon). Greece was heavily forested. North Africa was heavily forested.
We'll say it again: this culture destroys landbases.
And it won't stop doing so because we ask nicely.
Derrick Jensen Arabian Sayings By Derrick Jensen: This culture destroys landbases. That's what it does. When you think of Iraq, is the
Think of all the duties that were perfectly obvious to Paul or Matthew in that old Arabian desert that are pure nonsense to us now. All that foot washing, for example. Was it really for God's glory or just to keep the sand out of the house?Barbara Kingsolver Arabian Sayings By Barbara Kingsolver: Think of all the duties that were perfectly obvious to Paul or Matthew in that
Many of the enchanted things in the book are lamps, carpets, sofas, gems, brass rings. It is a rather different landscape than the fairy tale landscape of the West. Though we have interiors and palaces, we don't have bustling cities, and there isn't the emphasis on the artisan making things. The ambiance from which they were written was an entirely different one. The Arabian Nights comes out of a huge world of markets and trade. Cairo, Basra, Damascus: trades and skills.Marina Warner Arabian Sayings By Marina Warner: Many of the enchanted things in the book are lamps, carpets, sofas, gems, brass rings.
I've been busy with a long memorandum about the whole of our central Arabian relations, which I've just finished. It will now go to all the High and Mighty in every part. One can't do much more than sit and record if one is of my sex, devil take it; one can get the things recorded in the right way and that means, I hope, that unconsciously people will judge events as you think they ought to be judged. But it's small change for doing things, very small change I feel at times.Gertrude Bell Arabian Sayings By Gertrude Bell: I've been busy with a long memorandum about the whole of our central Arabian relations,
We liberate our nation's heart inside of Indonesian independence!! Ibn Saud liberated Arabian's heart inside of Saudi Arabian independence one by one!! Stalin liberated Soviet-Russian's heart inside of Soviet one by one!!Sukarno Arabian Sayings By Sukarno: We liberate our nation's heart inside of Indonesian independence!! Ibn Saud liberated Arabian's heart inside
The Arabian horse will not plough well, nor can the plough-horse be rode to play the jereed.Margaret Fuller Arabian Sayings By Margaret Fuller: The Arabian horse will not plough well, nor can the plough-horse be rode to play
When Islam swept out of the Arabian Peninsula, it became an invasive species to both the pagan and Christian areas it conquered. With it came the sexual practices of a very patriarchal, polygamist culture. While the religions it displaced were not particularly sex positive, Islamic sexual practices, on the whole, were uniformly sex negative.Darrel Ray Arabian Sayings By Darrel Ray: When Islam swept out of the Arabian Peninsula, it became an invasive species to both
Turkish Delight
Turkish delight has had a bad reputation since that man C.S.Lewis - a positive genius in other ways - linked it for ever with one of the most terrifying creations in literature, the White Witch of Narnia, and that naughty, sticky, traitorous Edmund. But with the sensuous pleasure imbued in its melting, gelatinous texture, and, when made in the proper way, delicately perfumed with rose petals, flavoured with oils and dusted with sugar, it reclaims its power as a sweet as seductive as Arabian nights. The fact that it now carries with it a whiff of danger merely adds to its pleasure. It is not, truly, a sweet for children. They simply complain, and get the almonds stuck up their noses,
Jenny Colgan Arabian Sayings By Jenny Colgan: Turkish DelightTurkish delight has had a bad reputation since that man C.S.Lewis - a positive
I was like the Arabian who had been buried with the dead, and found a passage to life aided only by one glimmering, and seemingly ineffectual, light. IMary Wollstonecraft Shelley Arabian Sayings By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley: I was like the Arabian who had been buried with the dead, and found a
Izzy was utterly convinced. Never mind Arabian horses, African cheetahs. No creature in the world could bolt so quickly as a rake confronted with the word "marriage". They ought to shout it out at footraces rather than using starting pistols.
Ready, steady ... matrimony!
Tessa Dare Arabian Sayings By Tessa Dare: Izzy was utterly convinced. Never mind Arabian horses, African cheetahs. No creature in the world
It was a sombre snowy afternoon, and the gas-lamps were lit in the big reverberating station. As he paced the platform, waiting for the Washington express, he remembered that there were people who thought there would one day be a tunnel under the Hudson through which the trains of the Pennsylvania railway would run straight into New York. They were of the brotherhood of visionaries who likewise predicted the building of ships that would cross the Atlantic in five days, the invention of a flying machine, lighting by electricity, telephonic communication without wires, and other Arabian Nights marvels.Edith Wharton Arabian Sayings By Edith Wharton: It was a sombre snowy afternoon, and the gas-lamps were lit in the big reverberating
I have negotiated with cannibals in foreign tongues and Arabian sea captains and French criminals. I have bartered with demons and angels! I am not about to let a country doctor take advantage of me.Mark Beauregard Arabian Sayings By Mark Beauregard: I have negotiated with cannibals in foreign tongues and Arabian sea captains and French criminals.
Such misplaced faith in a boy with a murderous past and a girl with treacherous intent.Renee Ahdieh Arabian Sayings By Renee Ahdieh: Such misplaced faith in a boy with a murderous past and a girl with treacherous
Interestingly, at one stage, Glaxo approached us, willing to give a manufacturing contract for its baby food to Amul. I said we could consider it on the condition that it would carry the Amul brand name. This so incensed the Glaxo boss that he is said to have declared: 'Amul will never be able to sell its brand of baby food and when their tins begin rotting on the shelves, I will have them collected and thrown into the Arabian Sea!' Such was the arrogance of multinationals.Verghese Kurien Arabian Sayings By Verghese Kurien: Interestingly, at one stage, Glaxo approached us, willing to give a manufacturing contract for its
To talk of diseases is a sort of Arabian Nights entertainment.William Osler Arabian Sayings By William Osler: To talk of diseases is a sort of Arabian Nights entertainment.
Sometimes great, banned works defy the censor's description and impose themselves on the world - 'Ulysses,' 'Lolita,' the 'Arabian Nights.'Salman Rushdie Arabian Sayings By Salman Rushdie: Sometimes great, banned works defy the censor's description and impose themselves on the world -