25 Sept 2011

Quotes: The Madman

Khalil Gibran is an author I like.  I have apparently finished reading The Madman once, with some notes of quotable phrases I liked in the book.  But the beauty of such books is that one can read them several times over again, each time discovering new meanings that went unnoticed in previous reads.  Since I'll never be 'done' reading the book, I'm publishing the quotes now, after finishing just one pass through it.
  • Those who understand us enslave something in us.
  • Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief.
  • And I love my Hell too well to have thee visit it.  I would be in Hell alone.
  • “The joy of scaring is a deep and lasting one, and I never tire of it.”
  • And what comfort is there for controlled desire and unspent passion?
  • But memory is an autumn leaf that murmurs a while in the wind and then is heard no more.

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