Quotes About Homeland

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محمود درويش
“ما هو الوطن ؟
هو الشوق إلى الموت من أجل أن تعيد الحق والأرض. ليس الوطن أرضا. ولكنه الأرض والحق معا. الحق معك، والارض معهم.”
محمود درويش, يوميات الحزن العادي

محمد الماغوط
“كل يوم أكتشف في وطني مجداً جديداً
وعاراً جديداً
أخباراً ترفع الرأس
وأخرى ترفع الضغط”
محمد الماغوط

محمود درويش
“ثمة شيء ننساه في زحمة التسابق على حفظ الجُمل الثورية الجميلة. هذا الشيء هو الكرامة الإنسانية. ليس وطني دائماً على حق. ولكنني لا أستطيع أن أمارس حقاً حقيقياً إلا في وطني.”
محمود درويش, يوميات الحزن العادي

Mahmoud Darwish
“ليس وطني دائماً على حق. ولكنني لا استطيع ان امارس حقاً حقيقياً الا في وطني .”
Mahmoud Darwish

Alexander McCall Smith
“every man has a map in his heart of his own country and that the heart will never allow you to forget this map. (p. 18)”
Alexander McCall Smith, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

ثامر عدنان شاكر
“الأوطان لا تُباع في المزاد ولا تُختار من قائمة الأفضل والأسعد والأجمل. الوطن هو الحياة بكل منغصاتها وآهاتها وبسماتها وأحلامها.. خطٌ، وزاويةُ وغيمةٌ وشمسٌ تشرق في سماء وطنٍ يجب أن يكون جميلاً بكفاحنا على أرضه..”
ثامر عدنان شاكر, هنا تويتر

Zadie Smith
“No fiction, no myths, no lies, no tangled webs - this is how Irie imagined her homeland. Because homeland is one of the magical fantasy words like unicorn and soul and infinity that have now passed into language.”
Zadie Smith, White Teeth

Jacqueline Carey
“Battle for the sake of honor may be a fine thing for bards to sing of, but it is no way to preserve one's homeland”
Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Chosen

Banana Yoshimoto
“I wonder what it felt to move to a country where you didn't grow up. I had thought about that often since my sister got married. Do you become a character in a story native to that land, or do you, somewhere in your heart, want to return to your homeland.”
Banana Yoshimoto, N.P.

Jeanette Winterson
“Where you are born--what you are born into, the place, the history of the place, how that history mates with your own-- stamps who you are, whatever the pundits of globalisation have to say.”
Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Mahmoud Darwish
“I learnt all the words worthy of the court of blood
So that I could break the rule
I learnt all the words and broke them up
To make a single word:
Mahmoud Darwish

أحمد شوقي
“اِختِلافُ النَهارِ وَاللَيلِ يُنسي اُذكُرا لِيَ الصِبا وَأَيّامَ أُنسي

وَصِفا لي مُلاوَةً مِن شَبابٍ صُوِّرَت مِن تَصَوُّراتٍ وَمَسِّ

عصفتْ كالصَّبا اللعوبِ ومرّت سِنة ً حُلوة ً، ولذَّة ُ خَلْس

وسلا مصرَ : هل سلا القلبُ عنها أَو أَسا جُرحَه الزمان المؤسّي؟

كلما مرّت الليالي عليه رقَّ ، والعهدُ في الليالي تقسِّي

مُستَطارٌ إذا البواخِرُ رنَّتْ أَولَ الليلِ، أَو عَوَتْ بعد جَرْس

راهبٌ في الضلوع للسفنِ فَطْن كلما ثُرْنَ شاعَهن بنَقسْ

يا ابنة َ اليمِّ ، ما أبوكِ بخيلٌ ما له مولع بمنع وحبس

أَحرامٌ عَلى بَلابِلِهِ الدَو حُ حَلالٌ لِلطَيرِ مِن كُلِّ جِنسِ

كُلُّ دارٍ أَحَقُّ بِالأَهلِ إِلّا في خَبيثٍ مِنَ المَذاهِبِ رِجسِ

نَفسي مِرجَلٌ وَقَلبي شِراعٌ بِهِما في الدُموعِ سيري وَأَرسي

وَاِجعَلي وَجهَكِ الفَنارَ وَمَجرا كِ يَدَ الثَغرِ بَينَ رَملٍ وَمَكسِ

وَطَني لَو شُغِلتُ بِالخُلدِ عَنهُ نازَعَتني إِلَيهِ في الخُلدِ نَفسي”
أحمد شوقي

Taras Shevchenko
“Як умру, то поховайте
Мене на могилі,
Серед степу широкого,
На Вкраїні милій,
Щоб лани широкополі,
І Дніпро, і кручі
Було видно, було чути,
Як реве ревучий.
Як понесе з України
У синєє море
Кров ворожу... отойді я
І лани, і гори —
Все покину і полину
До самого бога
Молитися... а до того
Я не знаю бога.”
Taras Shevchenko, Кобзар

Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
“The Politician's goal is to build a fortune, ours is to build our homeland flowering and strong. For her we will work and we will build. For her we will make each Romanian a hero, ready to fight, ready to sacrifice, ready to die.”
Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, The Nest Leader's Manual

Suchen Christine Lim
“For what is life but a succession of change; of one thing after another; painful beginnings, fearful setting out into the unknown, leaving what we are for what we have not yet become. We sail forth boldly, keeping a steady keel and a keen eye on the horizon, to reach islands, land whose fragrance we sniff at at the edge of our dreams; and so we sail on, hoping that the next landfall will be our own bit of earth.”
Suchen Christine Lim, A Bit Of Earth

Raquel Cepeda
“While America will always, I think, feel foreign to me, New York City is my home. This is where I can construct my own identity freely and reject labels imposed on me.”
Raquel Cepeda, Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina

Michelle Frost
“Never complete. Never whole.
White skin and an African soul.”
Michelle Frost

M.F. Moonzajer
“We loved our homeland for thousands of years which cost us climate change and environmental degradation because we were too selfish to care about the nature, now it is time that we must love our world at least for a little time.”
M.F. Moonzajer

M.F. Moonzajer
“Home is where you feel loved, and homeland is where you love.”
M.F. Moonzajer

Mahmoud Darwish
“It would be the simplest thing to say, my homeland is where I was born. But when you returned, you found nothing. What does that mean? It would be the simplest thing to say, my homeland is where I will die. But you could die anywhere, or on the border between two places. What does that mean? After a while the question will become harder. Why did you leave? Why did you leave? For twenty years you have been asking, why did they leave? Leaving is not a negation of the homeland, but it does turn the problem into a question. Do not write a history now. When you do that, you leave the past behind, and what is required is to call the past to account. Do not write a history except that of your wounds. Do not write a history except that of your exile. You are here - here, where you were born. And where longing will lead you to death. So, what is homeland?”
Mahmoud Darwish, يوميات الحزن العادي

W.G. Hoskins
“Know most of the rooms of thy native country before thou goest over the threshold thereof. Especially seeing England presents thee with so many observables.”
W.G. Hoskins, The Making Of The English Landscape

أنيس صايغ
“إني أحب طبرية، ولا أجد لها بديلا، ولا أرضى بغيرها مقاما. ولتذهب كل فنون الواقعية والبرجماتية والدبلوماسية والمرحلية والمرونة والشطارة إلى الجحيم ، هي وأصحابها ومنظروها ودعاتها وممارسوها ومنفذوها، إذا لم يعيدوا لي طبرية.
هل سبحت يوماً في بحيرة طبرية، واحتضنتك مياهها الدافئة في يوم بارد، ومياهها الباردة في يوم حار؟ إذا كنت قد فعلت ذلك ستفهم كلامي ومشاعري، وتعذرني. أما إذا لم تكن قد حصلت على تلك التجربة فإنك لا تعرف حقيقة الجمال ودفء الوطن ونسيم الانتماء ولذة الحياة.”
أنيس صايغ, 13 أيلول

Alberto Caeiro
“The Tejo is more beautiful than the river that flows through my village,
But the Tejo isn’t more beautiful than the river that flows through my village,
Because the Tejo isn’t the river that flows through my village.”
Alberto Caeiro, The Keeper of Sheep

Alberto Caeiro
“The Tejo runs down from Spain
And the Tejo goes into the sea in Portugal.
Everybody knows that.
But not many people know the river of my village
And where it comes from
And where it’s going.
And so, because it belongs to less people,
The river of my village is freer and greater.”
Alberto Caeiro, The Keeper of Sheep

Alberto Caeiro
“The river of my village doesn’t make you think about anything.
When you’re at its bank you’re only at its bank.”
Alberto Caeiro, The Keeper of Sheep

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