Posts Tagged 'Khalil Gibran'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/02/20

Stars Archer Painting by Roberto Weigand

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.”   —   Khalil Gibran

(So, keep that string taut and stay strong, so they’ll fly as far as possible.  And, hold steady, so they’ll fly true.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/13/20

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Pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.”   —   Khalil Gibran

(I think I understand my sciatica all too well, thank you!  Actually, Gibran is one of my favorite quotesters!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/06/19

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Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.”   —   Khalil Gibran

(This was a fairly difficult solve! Of course the O had to be either the A or the I.  But, there ended up being only three E’s in the entire quotation, including the author.  And, a whopping ten I’s!  It wasn’t until I pieced together the last four letters of Khalil that I was able to put this one together.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/06/17

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Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.”   —   Khalil Gibran

(Don’t abandon your dreams, friends.  We all need a little hope.  Be well and do good, folks.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/01/16

Khalil Gibran - Autorretrato con musa, c. 1911

Khalil Gibran – Autorretrato con musa, c. 1911 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.”   —   Khalil Gibran

(There should always be a certain element of mystery in art.  When something is really obvious then it’s pretty commonplace.  And, it’s harder to call that “art”.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/19/15

Português: Memorial Árabe, na Praça Gibran Kha...

Português: Memorial Árabe, na Praça Gibran Khalil Gibran, em Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”   —   Khalil Gibran

(Great as a stand alone quote, but even better when included with its predecessor line:  “In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.  For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”  For whatever reason, I get Gibran.  So much poetry leaves be exasperated and put off, but I have no such problem with Gibran.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/06/15

Khalil Gibran - Autorretrato con musa, c. 1911

Khalil Gibran – Autorretrato con musa, c. 1911 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”   —   Khalil Gibran

(Now, this is a quotable quote.  If they’re going to throw us the occasional curve ball, at least they can make them worth our while.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/22/13

 

Khalil Gibran - Autorretrato con musa, c. 1911

Khalil Gibran – Autorretrato con musa, c. 1911 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.”   —   Khalil Gibran

(Sounds to me like he’s talking about the pain of ignorance and intolerance.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

(sneaky?) Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/23/12

 

The Khalil Gibran museum at Bcharre in Lebanon

The Khalil Gibran museum at Bcharre in Lebanon (Photo credit: heatheronhertravels)

March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path.”   —   Khalil Gibran

View of the Quadisha Valley from the Khalil Gi...

View of the Quadisha Valley from the Khalil Gibran museum (Photo credit: heatheronhertravels)

 

 

(This is a marvelous quote, and I could probably riff on it for days!  This man was just so insightful!  The world needs more people like Khalil Gibran. 

 

Flag-map of Lebanon

Flag-map of Lebanon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The “sneaky” thing about today’s cryptoquote was due to a fairly logical assumption, that turned out to be wrong!  It wasn’t easy getting started, because there were no single letter words, and it wasn’t obvious which letter was the letter “E”.  But, the “VY” looked good to be “TH”.  From there, my assumption was that the seventh word was THINGS.  So, for a while, I had the “F” as “I” and the “J” as “N”!  Tsk, tsk, tsk!  When I saw that the “P” couldn’t possibly be a “G” I had to do a major re-evaluation.  Well, maybe not so major.  And, I’m glad of that, because for a minute I thought I might have screwed up the entire thing, as I was already about a third done.  Realizing the “H” was likely the “A”, and changing my “I”s to “O”s and my “N”s to “R”s made the whole thing come together, with minimal mess!  I’ll have to be more careful next time.  How’s the old saying go?  Measure twice, cut once?  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/26/12

This photograph (1 of 2) depicts the Khalil Gi...

Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of spirit.”   —   Khalil Gibran, or جبران خليل جبران

(So many wonderful, meaningful quotations, squeezed into an all too short life!  And, so many great quotes on love and friendship!  Sometimes, I think it’s true that only the good die young.  However, if he were living in America today, he’d likely be detained at the airport, nearly every single time.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


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