Quotes from The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights, Volume 1

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“if lies can save a man once, truth can save him twice.”
― quote from The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights, Volume 1


“Altro io non sono che la schiava
del mio ardente desiderio per te...
Chi per questo mi biasima è sicuro
che sia giusto il suo giudizio?”
― quote from The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights, Volume 1


“Il mio ultimo respiro
darà sfogo alla mia tristezza,
finché le fiamme del mio fuoco
non saranno spente.

Ah, quando giungerà l'ora
dell'incontro generosamente concesso,
dopo il tempo delle tenebre
e dell'implacabile durezza?

Il male allora mi abbandonerà e io dirò:
«Il mio amore ha mantenuto la promessa!»”
― quote from The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights, Volume 1


“Se un giorno diventassi ricca
al punto di non aver niente da desiderare,
se un giorno possedessi il mondo
e l'autorità dei Cesari,

sappi che per me niente di tutto ciò
peserà più dell'ala di un moscerino,
se i miei occhi non avranno la tua persona
da guardare!”
― quote from The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights, Volume 1


“Costantemente la mia guancia preme
contro la terra, umida delle mie lacrime;
e le mie lacrime bagnano la terra
come una pioggia che la fecondi.”
― quote from The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights, Volume 1



“Appena il tuo ricordo accarezza la mia anima,
mi vedo bruciare d'amore per te,
consumato dai rimpianti,
e le lacrime mi imperlano le palpebre.”
― quote from The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights, Volume 1


“Rosse sono diventate le mie lacrime,
e il mio vino è giunto a maturazione;
i miei occhi si dissetano con una bevanda
che assomiglia a quella della coppa.

E io mi domando: son state le mie palpebre
a lasciar scorrere vino,
oppure è la coppa in cui bevo
a contener le mie lacrime?”
― quote from The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights, Volume 1


“Muschio, il suo respiro;
rose, la sua guancia;
perle, i suoi denti, e una bevanda
che inebria, l'acqua della sua bocca.

La vita, quella di un ramoscello;
le natiche, dune di sabbia inarcate;
tenebra i capelli e il volto
come un disco lunare luminoso.”
― quote from The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights, Volume 1


“Un sorriso
su una collana di perle;
una fila di chicchi di grandine,
ghirlanda di garofani bianchi.

Ricciolo arruffato di capelli
quale un fiume di notte;
bellezza che rallegra il cuore, così perfetta
che vedendola l'alba impallidisce di gelosia.”
― quote from The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights, Volume 1


“she had an elegant belly and a navel that could contain an ounce of unguent.”
― quote from The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights, Volume 1



“one is free of envy’ and ‘Injustice lurks in the soul; strength shows it and weakness hides it.”
― quote from The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights, Volume 1


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