“My soul, my eyes, and my heart were made to love you”
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
I’m not sure which is worse: intense feeling, or the absence of it.
Certainly, in the creation of the skies and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day, there certainly are signs for people of understanding.
Those who remember Allah standing, sitting, and on their sides and give thought to the creation of the skies and the earth, [saying], “Our Master, You did not create this without purpose; You are free from any shortcomings; So, protect us from the punishment of the Fire.
إِنَّ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَاخْتِلَافِ اللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ لَآيَاتٍ لِّأُولِي الْأَلْبَابِ
الَّذِينَ يَذْكُرُونَ اللَّهَ قِيَامًا وَقُعُودًا وَعَلَىٰ جُنُوبِهِمْ وَيَتَفَكَّرُونَ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ رَبَّنَا مَا خَلَقْتَ هَٰذَا بَاطِلًا سُبْحَانَكَ فَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
Some have been hurt so much, they no longer feel hurt - subhanAllah.
Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav
She was bored. She loved, had capacity to love, for love, to give and accept love. Only she tried twice and failed twice to find somebody not just strong enough to deserve it, earn it, match it, but even brave enough to accept it.