Rawi Hage Quotes.

1. "My steps were muffled. It was quiet, so quiet that I felt as if I did not walk but instead crawled in silence. The snow covered everthing and I walked above cotton, on silent carpets, on beach sand. Softness is temporary and deceiving. It gently receives you and gently expels you."
- Rawi Hage, Cockroach

2. "I waited, hesitant to go out into the cold again. It was one of those days that have no mercy on your toes, that are oblivious to the suffering of your ears, that are mean and determined to take a chunk of your nose. It was a day to remind you that you can shiver all you want, sniff all you want, the universe is still oblivious. And if you ask why the inhumane temperature, the universe will answer you with tight lips and a cold tone and tell you to go back where you came from if you do not like it here."
- Rawi Hage, Cockroach

3. "Other humans gaze at the sky, but I say unto you, the only way through the world is to pass through the underground."
- Rawi Hage, Cockroach

4. "All those who leave immigrate to better lives, but I wanted to better my death. Maybe it is the ending that matter, not the life, I thought. Maybe we, like elephants, walk towards our chosen burials."
- Quote by Rawi Hage

5. "I despised how those pale-faced vegans held their little spoons, humbling themselves. Who do they think they are fooling, those bleached Brahmins? We all know that their low sitting is just another passage in their short lives. In the end, they will get bigger spoons and dig up the earth for their fathers’ and mothers’ inheritances."
- Quote by Rawi Hage

6. "Everything about her seems to be saying, Listen, if you don’t look attentively, if you don’t go beyond my simplicity to detect the simmering volcano in me, you are not it."
- Rawi Hage, Carnival

7. "What the fuck is legal in this universe? Stars eat each other, wolves eat the pigs, and Grandma fucks over Little Red Riding Hood."
- Rawi Hage, Carnival

8. "We are all the products and victims of our own upbringing, until we reflect, refuse, and rebel."
- Rawi Hage, Carnival

9. "All libraries must submit to a certain order, I answered. Indeed, agreed the professor, or all will be lost. The fall of nations and empires begins with the fall of libraries."
- Rawi Hage, Carnival

10. "There will always be a just fight and a cause to die for."
- Rawi Hage, Carnival

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