Bayazid Bastami Quotes (3 quotes)
Quoted in James Fadiman and Robert Frager, eds., Essential Sufism (Castle Books, 1998, ISBN 0-7858-0906-6), p. 37.
The Ordeal of Richard Feverel (1859)
LBC Radio interview, 2nd April 1984. As quoted in "Picking on men: the first honest collection of quotations about men" by Judy Allen, Arrow, 1985, p. 95 - ISBN: 9780099373803
“I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.”
A Portrait of Elizabeth I, in the words of the Queen and her contemporaries (1980 edition), Barnes & Noble
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will find them gradually, without noticing it, and live along some distant day into the answer.”
―Rainer Maria Rilke
Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties: Translations and Considerations (W. W. Norton & Company, 1994), p. 31
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Bio: Bayazid Bastami, also known as Abu Yazid Bistami or Tayfur Abu Yazid al-Bustami, was a Persian Sufi born in Bastam, Iran.