30+ quotes from Follow Your Heart by Susanna Tamaro

Quotes from Follow Your Heart

Susanna Tamaro ·  208 pages

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“Unshed tears leave a deposit on your heart. Eventually they form a crust around it and paralyze it, the way mineral deposits paralyze a washing machine.”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


“من السهل أن يموت الإنسان من اللاشيء أكثر من الألم، فالإنسان يمكنه أن يتمرد على الألم، ولكنه لايستطيع فعل هذا أمام اللاشيء”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


“Happiness always has an object... Depends on external things. Joy... Has no object. It seizes you for no apparent reason, it's like the sun, its burning is fueled by its own heart.”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


“Every time you feel lost, confused, think about trees, remember how they grow. Remember that a tree with lots of branches and few roots will get toppled by the first strong wind, while the sap hardly moves in a tree with many roots and few branches. Roots and branches must grow in equal measure, you have to stand both inside of things and above them, because only then will you be able to offer shade and shelter, only then will you be able to cover yourself with leaves and fruit at the proper season.

And later on, when so many roads open up before you, you don't know which to take, don't pick one at random; sit down and wait. Breathe deeply, trustingly, the way you breathed on the day when you came into the world, don't let anything distract you, wait and wait some more. Stay still, be quiet, and listen to your heart. Then, when it speaks, get up and go where it takes you.”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


“Dan kelak, di saat begitu banyak jalan terbentang di hadapanmu, dan kau tak tahu jalan mana yang harus kau ambil, janganlah memilihnya dengan asal saja, tetapi duduklah dan tunggulah sesaat.
Tariklah napas dalam-dalam, dengan penuh kepercayaan, seperti saat kau bernapas di hari pertamamu di dunia ini.
Jangan biarkan apa pun mengalihkan perhatianmu, tunggulah dan tunggulah lebih lama lagi.
Berdiam dirilah, tetap hening, dan dengarkanlah hatimu.
Lalu, ketika hati itu bicara, beranjaklah, dan pergilah ke mana hati membawamu.”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


“life is not a race, but a shot on target: what counts is not the saving of time, but the ability to find a centre”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


“أ تعلمين ما الخطأ الذي نقع فيه دائمًا ؟! هو أن نعتقد أن الحياة ثابتة، وأنه إذا اتخذنا في طريقنا رصيفًا معينًا يجب أن نعبره حتى النهاية، ولكن القَدَر خياله أوسع منّا بكثير”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


“... but happiness is to joy as an electric light bulb is to the sun. Happiness always has an object, you're happy because of something, it's a condition whose existence depends on external things. Joy, on the other hand, has no object. It seizes you for no apparent reason, it's like the sun, its burning is fueled by its own heart.”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


“The easiest thing in the world to do when you don't want to look inside yourself is to find escape hatches. You can always make it someone else's fault, it takes a lot of courage to admit that the fault -- or rather the responsibility -- is yours alone. And yet, as I've said before, this is the only way to go forward. If life's a road we travel, it's uphill all the way.”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


“الموت في حد ذاته لا يسبب النوع نفسه من الحزن .. يحدث فراغ مفاجئ. الفراغ دائماً هو الفراغ نفسه، ولكن داخل ذلك الفراغ تتشكل أنواع مختلفة من الحزن.. كل ما لم نَقُله يتشكل ويتسع ويكبر ويكبر.. ليس للفراغ أبواب أو نوافذ أو مسالك يتسرب منها.. كل ما هو معلق فيه سيظل هناك إلى الأبد .. ربما يمكنك الآن أن تدركي ما قلته لك في البداية وهو أن الذي يثقل علينا ليس غياب من ماتوا وإنما كل ما لم يقال بننا وبينهم”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


“عندما تحبين رجلاً، عندما تحبينه بكل جسدك و روحك، لا يكون هناك ما هو أكثر طبيعية من الرغبة في إنجاب طفل، ليست تلك رغبة يمليها الذكاء، ليست خياراً عقلياً.”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


“إن العثور على مخرج عندما لا نريد الدخول إلى ذواتنا هو أسهل شىء في العالم، فهناك دائمًا خطأ خارجي”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


“Sabes qual é o erro que cometemos sempre? Acreditar que a vida é imutável, que, mal escolhemos um carril, temos de o seguir até ao fim. Contudo, o destino tem muito mais imaginação do que nós... Precisamente quando se pensa que se está num beco sem saída, quando se atinge o cúmulo do desespero, com a velocidade de uma rajada de vento tudo muda, tudo se transforma, e de um momento para o outro damos por nós a viver uma nova vida.

[…]

Se, esteja onde estiver, arranjar maneira de te ver, só ficarei triste, como fico triste sempre que vejo uma vida desperdiçada, uma vida em que o caminho do amor não conseguiu cumprir-se. Tem cuidado contigo. Sempre que à medida que fores crescendo, tiveres vontade de converter as coisas erradas em certas, lembra-te que a primeira revolução a fazer é dentro de nós próprios, a primeira e a mais importante. Lutar por uma ideia sem se ter uma ideia de si próprio é uma das coisas mais perigosas que se pode fazer.

Quando te sentires perdida, confusa, pensa nas árvores, lembra-te da forma como crescem. Lembra-te que uma árvore com muita ramagem e poucas raízes é derrubada à primeira rajada de vento, e que a linfa custa a correr numa árvore com muitas raízes e pouca ramagem. As raízes e os ramos devem crescer de igual modo, deves estar nas coisas e estar sobre as coisas, só assim poderás dar sombra e abrigo, só assim, na estação apropriada, poderás cobrir-te de flores e de frutos.

E quando à tua frente se abrirem muitas estradas e não souberes a que hás-de escolher, não metas por uma ao acaso, senta-te e espera. Respira com a mesma profundidade confiante com que respiraste no dia em que vieste ao mundo, e sem deixares que nada te distraia, espera e volta a esperar. Fica quieta, em silêncio, e ouve o teu coração. Quando ele te falar, levanta-te, e vai onde ele te levar.”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


“E quando poi davanti a te si apriranno tante strade e non saprai quale prendere, non imboccarne una a caso, ma siediti e aspetta. Respira con la profondità fiduciosa con cui hai respirato il giorno in cui sei venuta al mondo, senza farti distrarre da nulla, aspetta e aspetta ancora. Stai ferma, in silenzio, e ascolta il tuo cuore. Quando poi ti parla, alzati e và dove lui ti porta. ”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


“Sai qual è l'errore che si fa sempre? Quello di credere che la vita sia immutabile, che una volta percorso un binario lo si debba percorrere fino in fondo. Il destino ha molta più fantasia di noi. Proprio quando credi di trovarti in una situazione senza via di scampo, quando raggiungi il picco di disperazione massima, con la velocità di una raffica di vento tutto cambia, si stravolge e da un momento all'altro ti trovi a vivere una nuova vita.”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


“La felicidad es, respecto a la alegría, como una lámpara eléctrica respecto al sol. La felicidad siempre tiene un objeto, somos felices por algo, es un sentimiento cuya existencia depende de lo exterior. La alegría, en cambio, no tiene objeto. Te posee sin ningún motivo aparente, en su esencia se parece al sol: arde gracias a la combustión de su propio corazón.”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


“U životu svakog muškarca postoji samo jedna žena s kojom može postići savršeno zajedništvo, a u životu svake žene samo jedan muškarac s kojim se može osjećati potpuno. No međusobni susret, sudbina je koju dožive samo rijetki. Svi ostali prisiljeni su živjeti u stanju nezadovoljstva i trajne sjete.”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


“A lo largo de los cruces de tu camino te encuentras con otras vidas: conocerlas o no conocerlas, vivirlas a fondo o dejarlas correr es asunto que sólo depende de la elección que efectúas en un instante. Aunque no lo sepas, en pasar de largo o desviarte a menudo está en juego tu existencia, y la de quien está a tu lado.”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


“كان ما يوقفني هو شيء آخر، هو الميت الصغير بداخلي، أتتذكرين؟ لقد كان هو مايوقفني، كان هو مايمنعني من التقدم وكنت أنتظر. ولكن، ماذا أنتظر؟ لم تكن لدي أدنى فكرة”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


“Naj ti bo všeč ali ne, pošiljam ti poljub in ne moreš ga vstaviti, ker v tem trenutku ves prosojen in lahkoten že leti preko oceana.”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


“Če se dotakneš drevesa, ni nič drugače, kot če se dotakneš kakšnega drugega živega bitja, pravzaprav je še lepše. Zakaj? Če recimo potrepljam psa po glavi, res da zatipam nekaj toplega in trepetavega, vendar zmeraj čutim, da je zraven še nekaj, kar mu odvrača pozornost, bodisi da mu kruli v želodcu, bodisi da se mu toži po nekomu, bodisi da se samo spominja hudih sanj. Razumeš? V psu je preveč misli in preveč potreb, tako kot pri čoveku. Ali bo lahko miren in zadovoljen, ni odvisno samo od njega. Pri drevesu pa je drugače. Od takrat, ko vzklije, pa do takrat, ko umre, nepremično vztraja na istem mestu. Med vsemi bitji sega s koreninami najbližje srcu Zemlje, s krošnjo pa najbližje nebu. Sokovi v njem se pretakajo od zgoraj navzdol in od spodaj navzgor. Širi se in krči, kakor mu veleva dnevna svetloba. Čaka na dež, čaka na sonce, čaka zdaj na ta letni čas, potem na naslednjega, čaka na smrt. Od vseh stvari, ki mu omogočajo življenje, ni prav nobena odvisna od njegove volje. Obstaja in to je vse. Ali zdaj razumeš, zakaj je božati drevesa lep? Ker so trdna, ker dihajo tako počasi in umirjeno, tako globoko.”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


“Mientras no estás enamorada, mientras tu corazón es libre y tu mirada no es de nadie, entre todos los hombres que podrían interesarte ni uno solo se digna a prestarte atención; después, en el momento en que te sientes atrapada por una única persona y no te importan los demás absolutamente nada, todos te persiguen, pronuncian dulces palabras, te galantean.”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


“la felicidad siempre tiene un objeto, somo felices por algo,es un sentimiento cuya existencia depende del exterior. La alegría, en cambio, no tiene objeto. Te posee sin ningún motivo aparente, en su esencia se parece al sol: arde gracias a la combustión de su propio corazón.”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


“En la vida hace falta tener generosidad: cultivar el pequeño carácter propio sin ver nada más de lo que hay alrededor significa seguir respirando pero estar ya muerto.”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


“Sana son zamanlarda ne diyordum anımsıyor musun? Akmayan gözyaşları kalpte birikirler, zamanla kabuk tutarlar ve kirecin çamaşır makinesini tıkaması gibi kalbi tıkayıp felç ederler.”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


“Anlıyor musun? Böyledir bu dünya, yaşam cömertlik ister: İnsanın kendi içindeki karekteri yetiştirmesi, ama bunu yaparken de çevredeki hiçbir şeyi algılamaması, hâlâ soluk alsa da ölü olmaya benzer.”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


“Weißt du, welchen Fehler man immer wieder macht? Den, zu glauben, das Leben sei unwandelbar und wenn man einmal einen Weg eingeschlagen habe, müsse man ihn auch bis zum Ende gehen.
Das Schicksal hat viel mehr Fantasie als wir.
Gerade, wenn du glaubst, du befändest dich in einer ausweglosen Situation, wenn du den Gipfel höchster Verzweiflung erreichst, verändert sich mit der Geschwindigkeit eines Windstoßes alles, dreht sich und plötzlich lebst du unvermutet ein neues Leben”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


“Čudno, ko zdaj podoživljam čustvene boje tistih časov, dobim vtis, da moja velika mladostniška kriza ni nastopila, kakor se praviloma dogaja, ko sem odraščala v dekle, ampak v otroških letih. Pri dvanajstih, trinajstih štirinajstih sem že imela neko svojo žalostno trdnost... Vse je bilo le ena izmed naštetih malih vlogic, ki sem jih morala odigrati, če sem hotela imeti mir... Niso nas vzgajali za doslednost, temveč za prilagodljivost.”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


“Odrekla sem se osebnosti, da bi si pridobila značaj. Značaj se, kot boš sama ugotovila, v življenju mnogo bolj ceni kot osebnost.”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


“Tužne uspomene dugo drijemaju u jednom od bezbrojnih šupljina sjećanja, godinama, desetljećima, čitavog života. Zatim jednog lijepog dana iskoče na površinu, bol koja ih prati iznova je prisutna, snažna i oštra kao onog davnog dana.”
― Susanna Tamaro, quote from Follow Your Heart


About the author

Susanna Tamaro
Born place: in Trieste, Italy
Born date December 12, 1957
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