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“He was Lenin in a Lamborghini. He was Gandhi with a gun”
Soroosh Shahrivar, The Rise of Shams
“For it is when calm clouds gather that thunder is made”
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“His transcendent sense of worth had risen and caught up to him. He did not like the world he lived in, and the people in it. He was just as much a victim as he was a culprit of the seven deadly sins.”
Soroosh Shahrivar, The Rise of Shams
“You are most beautiful in your purest form. You are a manifestation of God himself. Open your eyes and let the light flow right through to your core. All it takes is for you to notice a flicker of leaves, a momentary glance from a loved one, or for a wave to hit your toes and freeze you in that timeless place where you know with every cell in your body that God, indeed is real.”
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“He had never met a girl who shot an arrow straighter than Cupid did”
Soroosh Shahrivar, The Rise of Shams
“The only response to stupidity and ignorance was silence”
Soroosh Shahrivar, The Rise of Shams
“There are no such things as accidents. Only fate redesigned.”
Soroosh Shahrivar, The Rise of Shams
“Everything for you stems from a physical need. Most of you think with either your belly or what’s below it”
Soroosh Shahrivar, The Rise of Shams
“Not long ago, man grew a sense of conscience. He defined himself by what he is, what he thinks, and, more importantly, what he feels—failing to realize that all come from One single source. All of man’s qualities come from One divine being. And that One being has bestowed nature’s hand with the ability to balance itself. Where there is good, there is also evil. And where evil arises, so does good”
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“And envy, envious of a time when the poet, the mystic, the scientist and the statesman were nobler than the merchant.”
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“Interpreting dreams for Iranians was just as much a sacrament as reading coffee cups was for Turks”
Soroosh Shahrivar, The Rise of Shams
“Dubai, with all of its glitz and glamour rose in the heart of the desert.”
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“He was everyone and every living creature in one ecstatic motion.”
Soroosh Shahrivar, The Rise of Shams
“Pilgrims from all over the world were making their way to the place deemed the pearl of the Middle East. The city was reminiscent of a modern-day Persepolis. Its buildings, like towering pillars, tested the sky’s limit. The evenly paved roads belched with the smell of new tarmac, as if a million masons woke up every morning and by hand lay asphalt one grain at a time. People of all colors, ethnicities, creed and social statuses came bearing money, knowledge or experience in order to build their legacies in the new kingdom, sprouting out of the desert.
Dubai had arrived.”
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“In searching for himself, he had come to understand that he was defined by selflessness”
Soroosh Shahrivar, The Rise of Shams
“Take a child away from a mother and she will bring the world to its knees for justice to be served.”
Soroosh Shahrivar, The Rise of Shams
“Winning Expo 2020 marked the city’s coronation and the world could no longer deny Dubai its rightful status as one of the era’s more illustrious cities. The people who flocked there were looking for some sort of magic to occur in their lives, and life on the beach under these concrete gazebos offered many blessings. Some found riches. Some found religion. Some found love. And some, most importantly of all, found themselves.”
Soroosh Shahrivar, The Rise of Shams
“An evil brute grows strong and now is on the verge of crossing over from the island to the world you know. His name is Hubal, and his strength grows as your world’s lightness folds.”
Soroosh Shahrivar, The Rise of Shams
“Love liberates us from all primal urges”
Soroosh Shahrivar, The Rise of Shams
“That word, confidence, was like butter on a hot stove for Darien, what he considered the most attractive quality in a woman.”
Soroosh Shahrivar, The Rise of Shams
“The yachts’ berth was next to the Yas Marina Circuit, where Formula 1 would come into town once a year. At night, when the lights on its orbicular architecture switched on, the circuit would radiate like a constellation of stars”
Soroosh Shahrivar, The Rise of Shams
“The impetus he had gained from the whimsical seraph known as Syoshant had been short-lived”
Soroosh Shahrivar, The Rise of Shams
“Love was supposed to be the easiest path to divinity”
Soroosh Shahrivar, The Rise of Shams
“Eshgham, a term of endearment meaning my love”
Soroosh Shahrivar, The Rise of Shams
“These little black circular shapes were a result of him being a carrier of a parasite known as Toxoplasma gondii”
Soroosh Shahrivar, The Rise of Shams
“Hope had only revealed herself to him when he was immersed in darkness”
Soroosh Shahrivar, The Rise of Shams
“He had found riches beyond worldly imagination. He had found the never ending well of love.”
Soroosh Shahrivar, The Rise of Shams
“The timepiece had been a birthday gift from Arian, his nineteen-year-old cousin in Tehran. It was plastered with pastoral steel and had the Faravahar hieroglyph sketched on it. This ancient pictogram was the symbol of a guardian angel. A remnant of a primeval daemon designed to protect the Persians. The clock’s circumference was decorated with the flowers of life and in the middle there was a scripture written in cuneiform that read Good Deeds, Good Thoughts & Good Words.”
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“We are nothing more than a dot amongst the billions of organisms on the Hillis plot”
Soroosh Shahrivar, The Rise of Shams
“He was going to embrace love every day. He would appreciate the world every hour. And he will believe in God every second”
Soroosh Shahrivar, The Rise of Shams

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