Samah Shada

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Edward W. Said
“... the connection between imperial politics and culture is astonishingly direct. American attitudes to American "greatness", to hierarchies of race, to the perils of "other" revolutions (the American revolution being considered unique and somehow unrepeatable anywhere else in the world) have remained constant, have dictated, have obscured, the realities of empire, while apologists for overseas American interests have insisted on American innocence, doing good, fighting for freedom.”
Edward Said

Kahlil Gibran
“I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.”
Kahlil Gibran, The Madman

Edward W. Said
“All knowledge that is about human society, and not about the natural world, is historical knowledge, and therefore rests upon judgment and interpretation. This is not to say that facts or data are nonexistent, but that facts get their importance from what is made of them in interpretation… for interpretations depend very much on who the interpreter is, who he or she is addressing, what his or her purpose is, at what historical moment the interpretation takes place.”
Edward Said

Naguib Mahfouz
“paraphrasing.."Science is the language of the intellect of society. Art is language of the entire human personality.”
Naguib Mahfouz, Palace Walk / Palace of Desire / Sugar Street

Kate Chopin
“I would give up the unessential; I would give my money, I would give my life for my children; but I wouldn't give myself.”
Kate Chopin

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