Mahmoud Darwish is a well-known poet from Palestine. His poems and quotes are very famous all over the world. I have collected Mahmoud Darwish quotes, which I am sharing with you.
1: A person can only be born in one place. However, he may die several times elsewhere: in the exiles and prisons, and in a homeland transformed by the occupation and oppression into a nightmare…
2: I don’t decide to represent anything except myself. But that self is full of collective memory.
3: History laughs at both the victim and the aggressor.
4: Against barbarity, poetry can resist only by confirming its attachment to human fragility like a blade of grass growing on a wall while armies march by.
5: Sarcasm helps me overcome the harshness of the reality we live in, eases the pain of scars, and makes people smile.
6: Palestinian people are in love with life.
7: To be under occupation, to be under siege, is not a good inspiration for poetry.
8: I see poetry as spiritual medicine.
9: The importance of poetry is not measured, finally, by what the poet says but by how he says it.
10: I’ve built my homeland, I’ve even found my state – in my language.
11: When a writer declares that his first book is his best, that is bad. I progress successively from book to book.
12: Nothing is harder on the soul, than the smell of dreams, while they’re evaporating.
13: We are captives of what we love, what we desire, and what we are.
14: If you live, live free or die like the trees, standing up.
15: The days have taught you not to trust happiness because it hurts when it deceives.
These are all about the Mahmoud Darwish Quotes.