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Apeirogon

Colum McCann

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“Rumi: Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I have begun to change myself.”

“When you divide death by life you find a circle.”

“Apeirogon: a shape with a countably infinite number of sides.”

“Beyond right and wrong there is a field, I'll meet you there. -Rumi”

“Rami, the poet, the Sufi, said something that I will never forget: Beyond right and wrong there is a field, I'll meet you there.” We were right and we were wrong and we met in a field. We realized that we wanted to kill each other to achieve the same thing, peace and security. Imagine that, what an irony, it's crazy.”

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I have begun to change myself.”

“Fear makes money, and it makes laws, and it takes land, and it builds settlements, and fear likes to keep everyone silent.”

“for a long time they were the same thing to me, justice and revenge.”

“anything which creates emotional ties between human beings inevitably counteracts war. What had to be sought was a community of feeling, and a mythology of the instincts.”

“Without you, she wrote in Hebrew, I am without any depth, I am on the surface here, waiting.”

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Book Keywords:

death, life

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