Shams-al-Din Mohammad Hafez Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Shams-al-Din Mohammad Hafez
  1. #1
    “I was starving until one night
    My love tricked God Himself
    To fall into my bowl.”
  2. #2
    “Now Hafiz is infinitely rich,
    But all I ever want to do
    Is keep emptying out
    My emerald-filled
    This tear-stained
  3. #3
    “I wish I could show you,
    When you are lonely or in darkness,
    The Astonishing Light
    Of your own being!”
  4. #4
    “You have taken root in the Beloved.
    I love your golden branches
    And the hundred graceful movements
    Your body now makes each time
    The wind, children and love come near.”
  5. #5
    “Build a house for men and birds.
    Sit with them and play music.
    For a day, for just one day,
    talk about that which disturbs no one
    and bring some peace,
    my friend,
    into your beautiful eyes.”
  6. #6
    All movement is a sign of thirst.
    Most speaking really says
    “I am hungry to know you.”
    Every desire of your body is holy;
    Every desire of your body is holy.
    Dear one,
    Why wait until you are dying
    To discover that divine
  1. #7
    “For a day, just for one day, Talk about that which disturbs no one and bring some peace into your Beautiful eyes.”
  2. #8
    “For I have learned that every heart will get
    What it prays for most.”
  3. #9
    “So I will always lean my heart as close to your soul as I can.”
  4. #10
    “I have no use for divine patience -
    My lips are now burning and everywhere.
    I am running from every corner of this earth and sky
    Wanting to kiss you.”
  5. #11
    “In many parts of this world water is
    Scarce and precious.
    People sometimes have to walk
    A great distance
    Then carry heavy jugs upon their
    Because of our wisdom, we will travel
    far for love.”
  6. #12
    “I caught the happy virus last night
    When I was out singing beneath the stars.
    It is remarkably contagious -
    So kiss me.”

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  1. #13
    “Forgiveness is part of the treasure you need to craft your falcon wings and return To your true realm of divine freedom.”
  2. #14
    “Your soul once sat on an easel on my knee.
    For ages I have been sketching you
    With myriad shapes of sounds and light;”
  3. #15
    “Here soar not with wings
    But with your moving hands and feet
    And sweating brows -
    Standing by your Beloved’s side
    Reaching out to comfort this world
    With your cup of solace
    Drawn from your vast reservoir of truth.”
  4. #16
    “Art is the conversation between lovers. Art offers an opening for the heart. True art makes the divine silence in the soul break into applause.”
  5. #17
    “Now awake, dear pilgrim,
    With your thousand swaying arms
    That need to caress the sky.”
  6. #18
    My dear,
    Is it true that your mind is sometimes like a battering
    Running all through the city,
    Shouting so madly inside and out
    About the ten thousand things
    That do not matter?”
  7. #19
    “This path to God
    Made me such an old sweet beggar.”
  8. #20
    “This sky
    Where we live
    Is no place to lose your wings
    So love, love
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