Humanness Quotes

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Kamand Kojouri
“They want us to be afraid.
They want us to be afraid of leaving our homes.
They want us to barricade our doors
and hide our children.
Their aim is to make us fear life itself!
They want us to hate.
They want us to hate 'the other'.
They want us to practice aggression
and perfect antagonism.
Their aim is to divide us all!
They want us to be inhuman.
They want us to throw out our kindness.
They want us to bury our love
and burn our hope.
Their aim is to take all our light!
They think their bricked walls
will separate us.
They think their damned bombs
will defeat us.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that my soul and your soul are old friends.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that when they cut you I bleed.
They are so ignorant they don’t understand
that we will never be afraid,
we will never hate
and we will never be silent
for life is ours!”
Kamand Kojouri

Kamand Kojouri
“Let my silence grow with noise
as pregnant mothers grow with life.
Let my silence permeate these walls
as sunlight permeates a home.

Let the silence rise from unwatered graves
and craters left by bombs.
Let the silence rise from empty bellies
and surge from broken hearts.

The silence of the hidden and forgotten.
The silence of the abused and tortured.
The silence of the persecuted and imprisoned.
The silence of the hanged and massacred.

Loud as all the sounds can be,
let my silence be loud
so the hungry may eat my words
and the poor may wear my words.

Loud as all the sounds can be,
let my silence be loud
so I may resurrect the dead
and give voice to the oppressed.

My silence speaks.”
Kamand Kojouri

A.G. Howard
“And in the process,” Morpheus says from beside the fireplace, “you’ll destroy some of her best qualities.”
Mom and Ivory glance at him, as if taken aback to hear those words coming from his lips.
He sits hard on the chaise lounge, wings draped over the back, then slouches with elbows on knees. The silvery flames flicker across his bejeweled face. “What of her whimsy and curiosity, her compassion and loyalty? Her imagination, her dreams. These are all part of her humanness.”
A.G. Howard, Ensnared

Kamand Kojouri
“It’s so easy to lose faith and become lost in all of the politics of the world. That’s why we need the arts. To sublimate our frustration and anger into something beautiful. Freud called sublimation a virtuous defence mechanism because it is in the arts that we can find our humanity.”
Kamand Kojouri

Kamand Kojouri
“Now is not the time for bigots and racists. No time for sexists and homophobes. Now, more than ever, is the time for ARTISTS. It’s time for us to rise above and to create. To show humanity. To spread hope. We must prevent society from destroying itself, from losing its way. Now is the time for love.”
Kamand Kojouri

Sanaya Roman
“The path of compassion does not obligate you to love people regardless of how they act or who they are. It is a path of seeing the truth of who people are, acknowledging all their parts, their humanness as well as divinity. It is the path of looking at people and asking, "is there anything I can do to heal, assist, or bring them in touch with their higher vision?" If there is not, then you are pulling down your own energy by spending time with them".”
Sanaya Roman, Living with Joy: Keys to Personal Power and Spiritual Transformation

Paul Harding
“And as the ax bites into the wood, be comforted in the fact that the ache in your heart and the confusion in your souls means that you are still alive, still human, and still open to the beauty of the world, even though you have done nothing to deserve it.”
Paul Harding, Tinkers

Tracey Emin
“A made desire to be more human, to be more normal, that's what pushes me, these days - but as someone said the other say. 'Trace, you're going to have to face facts. You and normal parted a long, long time ago.”
Tracey Emin, Strangeland

Kamand Kojouri
“Because you have been blessed with the gift of life, it is your duty to help others. We are all responsible for one another.”
Kamand Kojouri

Drishti Bablani
“Toughness is not  hardening, toughness is withstanding all the forces that want you to harden, whilst still retaining your sensitivities and your humanness.”
Drishti Bablani

John O'Donohue
“This breakage within us is what makes us human and vulnerable. There is nothing more sinister than someone whose mind seems to be an absolute circle; there is a helpless coldness and a deadly certainty about such a presence.”
John O'Donohue, Eternal Echoes: Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong

Kamand Kojouri
“For how can any human be separate from humanity and humanness?”
Kamand Kojouri

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“I love it when people lie! Lying is only man's privilege over all other organisms. Lying is what makes me a man.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

Daniel Keyes
“I just want to be smart like other pepul so I can have lots of frends who like me.”
Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon

Kamand Kojouri
“O, weary angels,
don’t look at me with those eyes.
If that is your state
then what of our cries?
What can I tell you of goodness
that you don’t already know?
What can I tell you of faith,
of hope and love
that you yourselves bestow?
O, angels,
don’t pluck another feather,
this isn’t the sky,
it’s just the weather.
Please, angels, try.
We are one all together.
Look up and listen,
I’ll say it once and then put down my pen:
We are sorry for our ignorance
and even though we are worldly,
it might happen again.
We are sorry for your weariness
and even though you aren’t worldly,
we are no more than human.”
Kamand Kojouri

Rollo May
“In all summaries, the problems seem simpler than they actually are. In the following conclusions, anxiety may sound again like an abnormal condition affecting only unfortunate individuals. I would like to emphasize again that anxiety is a life-long challenge. The tradegy of Brown is that his anxiety, which was severe enough at times to remove almost all possibilities from his existence, is mainly destructive and paralyzingly rather than challenging and enlivening. I hope the reader will keep in mind the essential humanness of anxiety.”
Rollo May, The Meaning of Anxiety

Cathy Burnham Martin
“I think we need to develop a powerful dose of tolerance to understand each other’s humanness. None of us is perfect.”
Cathy Burnham Martin, The Bimbo Has Brains: And Other Freaky Facts

“Let everything human be considered human; let nothing human be considered divine.”
Marty Rubin

Christine Evangelou
“Beautifully Human

We are all beautifully human.
Sometimes we break,
Sometimes we get angry,
Sometimes we lose hope,
But most importantly,
We are still beautifully human.
We are no less a person for our hurt.”
Christine Evangelou, A Shore of Spiritual Shells: Poetry For Inner Strength And Faith

Christine Evangelou
“Heart of Humility: poem excerpt

In a world full of brashness, pretence and bravado,
Humility is undoubtedly a rare,
And wonderful gift.”
Christine Evangelou, A Shore of Spiritual Shells: Poetry For Inner Strength And Faith

C. JoyBell C.
“I am okay with the imperfection of my own story. We are alive thanks to our imperfect stories and we need to be okay with that. Straight lines have never led the way to colourful pictures. I am okay with all that I feel, with all the pieces of me; and so should you. Every part of my story has the potential to connect with another soul out there, and so does yours.”
C. JoyBell C.

Kris Franken
“Sensual pleasures bring the experience of being human to life.”
Kris Franken, The Call of Intuition: How to Recognize & Honor Your Intuition, Instinct & Insight