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The Prophet by Khalil Gibran
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Dec 19, 10

bookshelves: philosophy-theology, nonfiction, five-star-nonfiction, to-be-read-again
Read in April, 1989, read count: 3

There is a wealth of insight and wisdom in this book. I don't remember exactly when I first read it all the way through, but I regularly pull it out and read portions of it.

Here is the quote that has remained strongest in my mind over the years. I frequently recite some of these lines when I'm making a bid for the sweet blessedness of silence:

"You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts;
And when you can no longer dwell in the solitude of your heart
you live in your lips,
And sound is a diversion and a pastime.
And in much of your talking, thinking is half murdered...

...And there are those who have the truth within them, but they tell it not in words. In the bosom of such as these the spirit dwells in rhythmic silence."
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