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Quotes About Veils

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Zadie Smith
“Tell the truth through whichever veil comes to hand – but tell it. Resign yourself to the lifelong sadness that comes from never ­being satisfied.”
Zadie Smith

Idries Shah
“Knowledge is not gained, it is there all the time. It is the "veils" which have to be dissolved in the mind.”
Idries Shah, Neglected Aspects of Sufi Study

Charlotte Brontë
“He showed the fineness of his nature by being kinder to me after that misunderstanding than before. Nay, the very incident which, by my theory, must in some degree estrange me and him, changed, indeed, somewhat our relations; but not in the sense I painfully anticipated. An invisible, but a cold something, very slight, very transparent, but very chill: a sort of screen of ice had hitherto, all through our two lives, glazed the medium through which we exchanged intercourse. Those few warm words, though only warm with anger, breathed on that frail frost-work of reserve; about this time, it gave note of dissolution. I think from that day, so long as we continued friends, he never in discourse stood on topics of ceremony with me.”
Charlotte Brontë

“To these women, the veil constitutes an extremely important part of the idea of 'getting dressed', whereas in the West the veil represents a symbol of male dominance..”
Antonia Young, Women Who Become Men: Albanian Sworn Virgins

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