Kamand Kojouri Quotes

Kamand Kojouri quotes: on walls versus bridges, the gift of relationships, kissing your scars, and more. She was born in Tehran, resides in Wales, is a creative writing teacher, and shares here-.

“Grace is neither gentleness nor fragility. Grace is treating yourself, others, and even inanimate objects with respect.”

“Share yourself with me. I will never judge you. I am here and I will stay here only to love you.”

“I would rather lie facedown on the ground and use my body as a bridge, than stand proud and tall and use my body as a wall.”

“Let us remember to always rediscover one another because we are forever changing.”

“Don’t let a cruel word escape your mouth. There’s no greater sin than breaking a heart.”

“Come, lovers. Come join us. Bring your empty cups and sit by the fire. Let Khayyam and Hafez reveal to you what you feel. Rumi will pour the wine and I will listen.”

“Twins are two separate beings conjoined at the heart!”

“We start a relationship with someone not only because of how great they are but how great they make us feel. And because they have granted us this extraordinary gift—a chance to experience love, joy, compassion, and security —it is our exclusive privilege to make them feel wonderful about themselves, especially during days when they, themselves, don’t feel so wonderful.”

“Kiss your scars. Fall in love with them. They ought to serve as life-affirming reminders—a lingering trace of hope. The only reason we have these scars is because we survived and are still here.”

“Polish the mirror of your heart until it reflects every person’s light.”

“A purposeful life is the most important thing in the world. And love is the most important purpose of all.” 

“Waiting for you is as delightful as waiting for sunset.”

 “How can you be a lover of love, and not be a lover of God? It is impossible.”

“Don’t make the mistake of looking down on your partner. You’re only on that pedestal because they put you up there.” 

“I wonder if you ever read my poems and wish they were written for you.”

“Tell me where the swans go in the winter. I need to know if the mute ones can sing. 

“Tell me why stars fall from the sky. I need to know if it is luck they bring. 

Tell me why feathers land near you. I need to know if you’ve injured your wing. 

Now, tell me where you end, my angel For I no longer know where I begin.” 

“Grace is neither gentleness nor fragility. Grace is treating yourself, others, and even inanimate objects with respect.”

“Forgiveness is a transformative act because it asks you to be a more empathetic and compassionate person, thereby making you better than the person you were when you were first hurt.”

“Autumn is my favourite season of all. It is a transitory period that allows the earth to rest before it sees the harshness of winter and hears the promise of spring.”

“The reason as to why we are attracted to our opposites is because they are our salvation from the burden of being ourselves.”

“Our homes travel with us. They are wherever we feel loved and accepted.”

“I began missing you even before we met.”

“Whenever you are angry, take a beautiful object in your house and smash it to pieces. The pity you feel for what you have done is silly compared to what you are doing to your mind: taking a sacred moment to be alive and desecrating it by being angry.”

“Don’t let a cruel word escape your mouth. There’s no greater sin than breaking a heart.”

“Moments of suffering are meant to empty us so that we may have the potential to tap into our truest depths.”

“Some people are in such utter darkness that they will burn you just to see a light. Try not to take it personally.”

“Reading poetry is like undressing before a bath. You don’t undress out of fear that your clothes will become wet. You undress because you want the water to touch you. You want to completely immerse yourself in the feeling of the water and to emerge anew.”

“Always ask yourself: “What will happen if I say nothing?”

“And there’s you. You’re just beautiful. Effortlessly beautiful, like nature. You have the trinity of beauty: a beautiful heart, a beautiful mind, and a beautiful soul.”

“Life is a concept, like the “universe”, that expands as soon as we reach what we think is its edge.”

“Art doesn’t give rise to anything in us that isn’t already there. It simply stirs our curious consciousness and sparks a fire that illuminates who we have always wanted to be.”

“Die every night so in the morning you are reborn.”

“If you wait until you find something to speak up for, something that you’re passionate about that concerns you and attacks your own beliefs, then eventually, when the day finally arrives, you might also find that you have forgotten how to speak.”

“Ignorance might be bliss. But self-forgetfulness is pure ecstasy.”

“Oh, how scary and wonderful it is that words can change our lives simply by being next to each other.”

“I used to be lost in us. Blurred were the lines that separated us. But now, I see our togetherness in our separateness. I see the you in me and the me in you. We are two independent beings who complement one another like photographs that are beautiful on their own but are enhanced when juxtaposed, creating an altogether new photograph.”

“I’m a winner because I always bet on you.”

“There is nothing I can do that won’t bring me back to you.”

“We are all born as storytellers. Our inner voice tells the first story we ever hear.”

 “Disappointment is a blessing. If you were never disappointed, you’d never know what was important to you.”

“All you need to get by in this world is the memory of love.”

“When you get shy, you’re simply thinking of yourself. Stop it. Step out of yourself.”

“Be like the sun who fell in love with the moon and shared all his light.”

“You have already lost if you are always fearful of losing everything.”

“Clocks were invented to warn us. Tick (time is passing). Tock (time has passed).”

“The only thing that prevents us from being happy is thinking.”

“What is the point of a relationship if not to grant two people the very private privilege to uplift one another every day? To illuminate the qualities in each other that are diamonds of shimmering beauty. To appreciate wholeheartedly. To accept unconditionally. And to love eternally, even in moments of dislike. I’m not here to grant you the extraordinary love you never had for yourself. I’m here, on my own accord, to love you. So that when you stare into my mirror eyes, you may see how extraordinary you are.”

“What I like most about us is the innocence. You bring the child out of me. And this is really the greatest gift of all: to have someone encourage and take delight in your childish manifestations. The day you lose this quality, this vast curiosity, will and hunger to explore all that is around you is the day you stop living.”

“The thing about love is that you will never run out of it. It’s an ever-flowing river. So go ahead and LOVE. What are you saving all this love for — death?”

“Yes, silence is painful, but if you endure it, you will hear the cadence of the entire universe.”

“First, create your ego. Then destroy it. This is all of life.”

“Why wait to forgive and let go only after you have sufficiently wallowed in your despair? Why not forgive and let go now?”

“Do you know what you get when you try to escape? When you drive for miles in a deserted city or swim for hours in a shoreless sea? You get yourself.”

“Love is the only reason that is reason enough”

“Beauty is the manifestation of love.”

“May we always be burdened with thinking of the suffering of others, for that is what it means to be human.”

“You want help? Ask for help. You want love? Ask for love. If you want anything from the universe, anything from yourself, you must first ask.”