Syrian Civil War Quotes

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This world’s anguish is no different from the love we insist on holding back.
“This world’s anguish is no different
from the love we insist on holding back.”
Aberjhani, Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love

Eastward and westward storms are breaking,--great, ugly whirlwinds of hatred and blood and cruelty. I
“Eastward and westward storms are breaking,--great, ugly whirlwinds of hatred and blood and cruelty. I will not believe them inevitable.”
W.E.B. Du Bois, The Wisdom of W.E.B. Du Bois

Aberjhani
“It [freedom] rings bells to remind humanity that the most precious gifts in life––like children and love and time––must never be taken for granted.”
Aberjhani, Illuminated Corners: Collected Essays and Articles Volume I.

Death wins nothing here, gnawing wings that amputate–– then spread, lift up, fly.
“Death wins nothing here,
gnawing wings that amputate––
then spread, lift up, fly.”
Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

Aberjhani
“Before the thunderous clamor of political debate or war set loose in the world, love insisted on its promise for the possibility of human unity: between men and women, between blacks and whites, northerners and southerners, haves and have-have-nots, self and self.”
Aberjhani, The Wisdom of W.E.B. Du Bois

In an age of bombs guzzling blood, skylarks merge peace with thought and action.
“In an age of bombs
guzzling blood, skylarks merge peace
with thought and action.”
Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

Patrick Kingsley
“For a start, people who traveled for so many miles through such horrific conditions in order to find work cannot accurately be portrayed as lazy benefit-scroungers”
Patrick Kingsley

Becca Vry
“There comes a time for us not to just be survivors, but to be warriors. Yara, you have your life, and the chance to make the most of it. Don't run or hide from that challenge or let your guilt keep you from living your life. This gift is such a beautiful opportunity. Embrace it. Seize every opportunity from here on out. Live.”
Becca Vry, Musings: An Argyle Empire Anthology

Aberjhani
“In its essence, Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech is one citizen’s soul-searing plea with his countrymen––Whites and Blacks––to recognize that racial disparities fueled by unwarranted bigotry were crippling America’s ability to shine as a true beacon of democracy in a world filled with people groping their way through suffocating shadows of political turmoil, economic oppression, military mayhem, starvation, and disease.”
Aberjhani, Illuminated Corners: Collected Essays and Articles Volume I.

Aberjhani
“Freedom rings bells to wake us from the comfort of beautiful dreams and empower the efforts that turn them into reality.”
Aberjhani, Illuminated Corners: Collected Essays and Articles Volume I.

Zack Love
“Every woman who has ever approached me about being in my circle of lovers knows that I'm a bachelor with no plans to get married. Thanks to New York's tabloids, it's practically common knowledge. And, to avoid any possibility of doubt or misunderstanding, I very clearly told her from the start what I tell every potential lover: I don't date anyone exclusively. Ever.”
Zack Love, The Syrian Virgin

Zack Love
“It's bewildering to me how you can just start chatting with a complete stranger on Facebook, and - next thing you know - it seems as if there's some intense connection with the person - or at least you feel that closeness and hope it's mutual”
Zack Love, The Syrian Virgin

Aysha Taryam
“If Syria is to rise from the ashes it needs a united Arab world which has one thing on its agenda, not the falling of a dictator for we have seen many of those fall, but the reemergence of a prosperous Arab nation, one that is not reliant on foreign aid but is self-sustained and set on its way to become powerful once again.”
Aysha Taryam

Zack Love
“Paradoxically, the more Michael kept me at a distance, the more I trusted him - perhaps because he was always willing to help me with tips and introductions even though he wanted absolutely nothing from me (and never reciprocated my nosiness with personal questions of his own with me).”
Zack Love, The Syrian Virgin

Aysha Taryam
“As politicians weigh courses of action against their political agendas the death toll weighs heavy on the conscience of the world. The once vibrant Syrian streets are now haunted by the souls of the innocent and the historic monuments that told of an unrivalled Arab civilisation no longer stand tall.”
Aysha Taryam

Simran Keshwani
“Don't know when my life came to visualising intense pain and tragedy to putting it down on paper, to putting across a message of love in times of abject hate. Thank you everybody and the conspiracy of the stars for showing me this day. To many, many more books, inshallah, and to many more launches.”
Simran Keshwani, Becoming Assiya: The Story of the Children of War

Janine Di Giovanni
“And this is the worse part of it — when you realize that what separates you, someone who can leave, from someone who is trapped in Aleppo, or Homs or Douma or Darayya, is that you can walk away and go back to your home with electricity and sliced bread; then you begin to feel ashamed to be human.”
Janine Di Giovanni, The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria

Zack Love
“That could also be because at one point during the film, our hands found each other. And when I felt Michael's middle finger caress the inside of my palm, it sent a tickle up my spine, and the fingers of my right hand were soon exploring his left hand, and we each took turns tracing the contours of the other's hands.”
Zack Love, The Syrian Virgin

Zack Love
“You and your siblings are the most precious part of my life. And of all my children, you have the most potential to go anywhere you wish in this world – your test scores and grades have always been among the highest of your peers. But it’s clear now that you cannot reach your full potential in Syria.”
Zack Love, The Syrian Virgin

Zack Love
“It’s not a bad thing, if you’re responsible about it. Just don’t start having boyfriends. Wait until you’ve found your husband.”
“And how am I supposed to find a husband if I can’t have a boyfriend until then?” I asked ironically.”
Zack Love, The Syrian Virgin

Richard Engel
“I kept seeing turning points. First the uprising. Then the creation of the Free Syrian Army, the FSA. Now a big assassination bombing in the heart of Assad’s government. But the turn never came. It just got worse and worse.”
Richard Engel, And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East

Richard Engel
“the United States decided it was not going to intervene in Syria—at least for the time being. The Syrian opposition felt betrayed and abandoned. Worse, Syrians were now completely without hope, which is the most dangerous human condition. A man or woman with no hope is capable of anything.”
Richard Engel, And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East

Richard Engel
“...if the United States never intended to help, it shouldn’t have built up the expectation. The false promise of help was cruel and inexcusable and it would only get worse over time. If a man is drowning and a boat drives past in the distance, the man accepts his death and goes down quietly. If a man is drowning and a boat pulls up beside him, dangles a life jacket, tells the world he wants to help, but then doesn’t throw the life jacket, the drowning man dies crying and his family might take a blood oath to take revenge on the boat’s crew. This type of anger was already starting to build in Syria and al-Qaeda would capitalize on it.”
Richard Engel, And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East

Richard Engel
“On August 3, 2012, the fifteenth day of the government offensive, rebels in the city said they were desperately low on ammunition and expressed dismay that the international community had not reacted when a huge massacre could be coming. Again, Libya was the example. Gadhafi threatened to overrun Benghazi and when he tried to do it, NATO started bombing. Now in Syria, Assad was threatening to crush the opposition in Aleppo and had already started doing it, but Washington’s reaction was only hand-wringing. In my conversations with rebels it was clear they were becoming increasingly disheartened and desperate. (The rebels would usually communicate with each other on Skype, blending in with the billions of people using the Internet instead of going through cell-phone towers.) The United States was apparently still skittish about sending in arms because it feared they would end up in the hands of Islamic extremists, but that, like so many unintended consequences of US foreign policy in the Middle East, was a self-fulfilling prophecy. At this stage the rebels were numerous, strong, motivated, and moderate and I made that clear in my reports on the air.”
Richard Engel, And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East

Simran Keshwani
“Of what I know of life, in any moment, you run three vital risks-the risk of being yourself, the risk of not being yourself and the risk
itself. I would stress most on the third kind. It is the game itself that draws its modest players inward. The “risk” to hide out in a world where masks are normative, the “risk” to play the oppressor, the
“risk” to risk your truth one more day in life, the “risk” to not risk your lie.”
Simran Keshwani, Becoming Assiya: The Story of the Children of War

Raj Nellooli
“This is a story, not history. So the characters and incidents are not real. It is a story about different types of rulers who rule, protect, patronize, intimidate, terrorize, or kill their subjects and others. We call them presidents, sultans, ministers, and intelligence agencies. And many people end up as pawns to further their interests.”
Raj Nellooli

Aysha Taryam
“At times it seems as if the whole world has become a refugee and the few of us, who are privileged enough to wake up to the sound of an alarm clock instead of a siren, those of us who are enveloped by a veil of safety many of us fail to appreciate, have become desensitised to the migrating numbers, to the images of the dead, shrugging them away as a collective misery that this ailing part of the world must endure.”
Aysha Taryam

“With war, most people are heartless and less weighed as a ton of nothing.”
Auliq Ice

“I was against the Iraq war I was against the Afghan war I was against bombing Libya and Syria but to be quite honest and with a heavy heart because more innocent people are gonna be killed....We have to step in and help wipeout ISIS!”
Cal Sarwar

Ammar Habib
“Some live for medals. Others find their gratification in living for an ideal.”
Ammar Habib, The Heart of Aleppo: A Story of the Syrian Civil War

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