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.
“Women are terrified of being raped, but somewhere in the back of the womb there is one rebellious nerve end that tingles with curiosity whenever the word is mentioned.”
―Hunter S. Thompson
Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (1966)
“Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workingmen of all countries, unite!”
The Manifesto of the Communist Party (1848)
“A human being is a being who is constantly 'under construction,' but also, in a parallel fashion, always in a state of constant destruction.”
Interview published in March 2006 by Political Affairs
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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.