30+ quotes from The Blind Owl by Sadegh Hedayat

Quotes from The Blind Owl

Sadegh Hedayat ·  148 pages

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“زندگی من مثل یک شمع آب می شود، نه اشتباه می کنم-مثل یک کنده ی هیزم تر است که گوشه ی دیگدان افتاده و به آتش هیزم های دیگر برشته و زغال شده، ولی نه سوخته و نه تر و تازه مانده، فقط از دود و دم دیگران خفه شده”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


“I write only for my shadow which is cast on the wall in front of the light. I must introduce myself to it.”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


“در زندگی زخمهایی است که روح را آهسته در انزوا می خورد ومیتراشد”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


“I thought to myself: if it’s true that every person has a star in the sky, mine must be distant, dim, and absurd. Perhaps I never had a star.”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


“There are sores which slowly erode the mind in solitude like a kind of canker.”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


“Ugh! How many stories about love, copulation, marriage and death already exist, not one of which tells the truth! How sick I am of well-constructed plots and brilliant writing!”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


“إنه الموت فقط الذي لا يكذب أبدا ، إن حضور الموت يحطم كل الأوهام ، إننا جميعا أطفال الموت ، و الموت هو خلاصنا من خداع الحياة ، إنه الموت الذي يقف علي حافة الحياة ينادينا و يؤمي إلينا”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


“The person that I had been existed no longer. If I had been able to conjure him up and speak to him he would not have listened to me and, if he had, would not have understood what I said. He was like someone whom I had known once, but he was no part of me.”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


“In life there are certain sores that, like a canker, gnaw at the soul in solitude and diminish it.”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


“در طی تجربيات زندگی به اين مطلب برخوردم که چه ورطه ی هولناکی ميان من و ديگران وجود دارد
و فهميدم که تا ممكن است بايد خاموش شد، تا ممكن است بايد افكار خودم را برای خودم نگه دارم”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


“لا مال عندي تستولي عليه السلطة و لا دين لدي ليأخذه الشيطان”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


“أنا أكتب فقط من أجل حاجتي إلي الكتابة التي صارت ضرورية لي ، أنا محتاج ، محتاج أكثر من ذي قبل أن أربط أفكاري بموجودي الخيالي ، بظلي ، هذا الظل المشئوم الذي ينحني علي الحائط أمام السراج ذي الفتيل و يبدو أنه يقرأ بدقة كل ما أكتبه و يتجرعه ،هذا الظل لا ريب يفهم أفضل مني”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


“هزاران سال است که همین حرفها را زده اند، همین جماع ها را کرده اند، همین گرفتاری های بچه گانه را داشته اند. آیا سرتاسر زندگی یک قصه مضحک، یک متل باورنکردنی و احمقانه نیست؟ آیا من فسانه و قصه خودم را نمی نویسم؟ قصه فقط یک راه فرار برای آرزوهای ناکام است.”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


“The sun, like a golden knife, was steadily paring away the edge of the shade beside the walls.The streets were enclosed between old, whitewashed walls. Everywhere were peace and stillness, as though all the elements were obeying the sacred law of calm and silence imposed by the blazing heat. It seemed as though mystery was everywhere and my lungs hardly dared to inhale the air.”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


“و هذا الاحساس كان قد استيقظ في نفسي منذ زمن بعيد ، و هو أنني كنت أتحلل و أنا حي ، و لم يكن هناك توافق بين جسمي وقلبي ، وليس هذا فحسب ، بل بين روحي و قلبي ، كنت اجتاز دائما نوعا من الفصام و التحلل الغريب ، و أحيانا كنت أفكر في أشياء لا أستطيع أنا نفسي أن أصدقها”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


“لا أدري لماذا كانت حياة الآخرين و مساراتهم المتنوعة تصيبني بالغثيان في حين أنني كنت أعلم أن حياتي قد انتهت ، و أنها تذوي بطريقة مؤلمة و ببطء”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


“There are people whose death agonies begin at the age of twenty, while others die only at the very end, calmly and peacefully, like a lamp in which all the oil has been consumed.”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


“Life as it proceeds reveals, cooly and dispassionately, what lies behind the mask that each man wears. It would seem that everyone possesses several faces. Some people use only one all the time, and it then, naturally, becomes soiled and wrinkled. These are the thrifty sort. Others look after their masks in the hope of passing them on to their descendants. Others again are constantly changing their faces. But all of them, when they reach old age, realise one day that the mask they are wearing is their last and that it will soon be worn out, and then, from behind the last mask, the real face appears.”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


“و يبدو أن تصرفات الناس القدماء و أفكارهم وعاداتهم و رغباتهم التي انتقلت عن طريق الحكايات إلي الأجيال التالية كانت احدي واجبات الحياة ، منذ آلاف من السنين مضت يرددون هذه الكلمات ، و كانوا يزاولون الجماع بنفس الطريقة ، و كانت لهم كل اهتمامات الطفولة ، أليست الحياة بأكملها قصة مضحكة ، أسطورة حمقاء لا تصدق ؟”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


“From the bottom of my heart I desired to surrender myself to the sleep of oblivion. If only oblivion were attainable, if it could last forever, if my eyes as they closed could gently transcend sleep and dissolve into non-being and I should lose consciousness of my existence for all time to come, if it were possible for my being to dissolve in one drop of ink, in one bar of music, in one ray of colored light, and then these waves and forms were to grow and grow to such infinite size that in the end they faded and disappeared—then I should have attained my desire.”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


“ربما كانت حياتي في الأصل مهيأة لأن تسمم ، ربما كنت لا أستطيع أن أحيا غير الحياة المسممة”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


“از دور ریختن عقایدی که به من تلقین شده بود، آرامش مخصوصی در خودم حس می‌کردم.”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


“تعال لنذهب نشرب الخمر
لنشرب شراب ملك الري
إن لم نشرب الآن فمتي نشرب”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


“إن ما كان يبعث في العزاء هو الأمل في العدم بعد الموت ، كانت فكرة الحياة بعد الموت تخيفني و تصيبني بالملل ، أنا حتي الآن لم أكن قد أنست إلي هذه الدنيا التي كنت أحيا فيها فبماذا تفيدني الحياة الآخري؟”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


“We are the children of death and it is death that rescues us from the deceptions of life.”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


“اين دختر، نه، اين فرشته، برای من سرچشمه ی تعجب و الهام ناگفتنی بود. وجودش
لطيف و دست نزدنی بود. او بود که حس پرستش را در من توليد کرد. من مطمئنم که نگاه يک نفر بيگانه، يك
نفر آدم معمولی او را کنفت و پژمرده ميكرد”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


“در زندگی زخمهايی هست که مثل خوره روح را آهسته در انزوا می خورد و می تراشد”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


“Uzun zamandır bende, diri diri dağılmakta, parçalanmakta olduğum duygusu belirmişti. Yalnız cismim değil, ruhum da, aralarında bir uyuşma olmaksızın, kalbimle sürekli zıt gidiyorlardı. Garip bir dağılma ve bölünmeden geçiyordum sürekli. Bazen bir şey düşünüyor, buna kendim de inanmıyordum. Bazan içimde kendime karşı bir acıma duygusu beliriyor, ama aklım ayıplıyordu beni. Birisiyle konuşsam, bir şey yapsam, türlü konularda söze karışsam gönlüm başka yerde oluyordu, aklım başka yerde, ve ayıplıyordum kendimi. Dağılan çözülen bir kitleydim ben. Sanki ben hep böyleydim, böyle de kalacağım: acayip, biçimsiz bir karışım...”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


“لاَ، لنْ أذكر اِسمهَا أبداً، و ذَلِك لأنهَا بهذَا القوامِ الأثيرِيّ الدَقيق المُحاط بالظبَاب، و بهاتيْنِ العينيْنِ الواسعتيْنِ، الدهشتيْنِ، البَراقَتيْن، التِي كانَت حياتِي تحْترِقُ و تنْصهِرُ خَلفَهما ببُطء وَ ألَم، لم تعُد تنْتسِبُ إلَى هذِهِ الدنيَا الوضِيعَة الوحشيّة. لاَ، ينْبغِي ألاَ ألوِثَ اِسمهَا بأشيَاء أرضيّة.”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


“برای من او در عين حال يک زن بود و يک چيز ماوراء بشری با خودش داشت. صورتش يک فراموشی گيج کننده
ی همه ی صورتهای آدمهای ديگر را برايم می آورد به طوری که از تماشای او لرزه به اندامم افتاد و
زانوهایم سست شد در اين لحظه تمام سرگذشت دردناک زندگی خودم را پشت چشمهای درشت، چشمهای بی
اندازه درشت او ديدم، چشمهای تر و براق، مثل گوی الماس سياهی که در اشک انداخته باشند در چشمهايش
در چشمهای سياهش شب ابدی و تاريكی متراکمی را که جستجو ميكردم، پيدا کردم و در سياهی مهيب
افسونگر آن غوطه ور شدم، مثل اين بود که قوه ای را از درون وجودم بيرون ميكشند، زمين زير پايم ميلرزيد
و اگر زمين خورده بودم يک کيف ناگفتنی کرده بودم”
― Sadegh Hedayat, quote from The Blind Owl


About the author

Sadegh Hedayat
Born place: in Tehran, Iran
Born date February 17, 1903
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