No night is long enough for us to dream twice.

Mahmoud Darwish

Mahmoud Darwish

Profession: Poet
Nationality: Palestinian


No night is long enough for us to dream twice. Mahmoud Darwish

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Perhaps death is a metaphor to remind us of a secret of life we failed to notice.

For me it is essential, essential for the poet to have a new toast, new songs.

The long road has drained me of all feelings and expectations. I don't feel a thing or expect anything now.

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.

I want to find a language that transforms language itself into steel for the spirit--a language to use against these sparkling insects, these jets.

How often have I held back my complaint: Why should the Lebanese homeland be incompatible with Palestine? Why should the Egyptian loaf be incompatible with Palestine? Why should the Syrian roof be incompatible with Palestine? Why should Palestine be incompatible with Palestine?

Nothing, nothing justifies terrorism.

May poetry and God's name have mercy on us!

For the Arabs in Israel there is always a tension between nationality and identity.

Some people ask, 'How do you attract the young and so many different people when your poetry is complicated and different?' I say, 'My accomplishment is that my readers trust me and accept my suggestions for change.'

I never wanted children; maybe I'm afraid of responsibility.

One day, I will be a poet. Water will depend on my visions.

The only paradise we know through our senses and intuition is that of the beloved, and the only hell, disappointment in love.

I believe in the power of poetry, which gives me reasons to look ahead and identify a glint of light.