May 2010 Panorama

  • “The identity is: what we bequeath not what we inherit, what we invent and not what we remember”  I repeatedly say this famous saying of the poet Mahmoud Darwish to any one who asks me about identity of my culture.
  • “The major similarity between media news and pornography is that both influence negatively people’ perception and expectation of others.” Writing my thoughts about Media influence on people.
  • “Questions are the eternal truth, answers are merely a distraction…” said Aysha Alkusayer in her facebook status.
  • “Real loss is only possible when you love something more than you love yourself.”a quote from the movie Good Will Hunting that really fascinated me and got my attention.
  • “Do we have to fall from high altitude, and then see our blood on our hands, to realize that we aren’t angels as we used to think?” Said the poet mahmoud darwish
  • “I am allergic to dust, smoking and religion” Said one of my friend when I asked him about the things that he allergic to.
  • ” I never regret any moments of true sadness but I regret indeed  every moments of fake happiness” Said one of my friend in a personal discussion about her struggle to be happy.
  • “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life” One of Mark Twain’s famous quotes
  • “Don’t worry too much about not having the entire story told. someone else will pick up the untold parts, and make another movie out of it” Said Alia Makki on her comment on my post Saudi Arabia with No Makeup
  • “I think it is impossible to dehumanize others and remain a human” That is what I said to my friend in a discussion about (We, They, and the Others)
  • “It is so sad that nobody understands me, but it is even miserable to realize that nobody has ever tried” a young girl speaking to her friend on the phone while walking.
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11 thoughts on “May 2010 Panorama

  1. “It is so sad that nobody understand me, but it is even miserable to realize that nobody has ever tried” — wow, so touching. I’m learning more and more how important it is to listen to people, hear their stories and perspectives and try to understand.

    These are great quotes. So many are thought-provoking!

    I think this is so true! 😀

    “Do we have to fall from high altitude, and then see our blood on our heads, to realize that we aren’t angels as we used to think?”

    The real-loss quote is great too. Thanks for compiling and sharing these. Always enjoy ’em!

  2. “The identity is: what we bequeath not what we inherit, what we invent and not what we remember”

    Well, I suppose that explains why Arab memories are so selective. Sad, but I don’t think people should have to suffer because of it.

    “Questions are the eternal truth, answers are merely a distraction…”

    For a history buff like me who spends time digging out truths, that statement reveals a profound cynicism on the part of the writer, plus the offensive implication that everyone else is the same. It’s like talking to a criminal who tries to justify his actions by claiming he is no worse than everyone else.

    “Do we have to fall from high altitude, and then see our blood on our hands, to realize that we aren’t angels as we used to think?”

    I’m not sure that even that is sufficient. Just ask the Gazans suffering under Hamas: the rule is, everything bad is STILL Israel’s fault.

    ” I never regret any moments of true sadness but I regret indeed every moments of fake happiness”

    Now THAT is the stuff of novels. She might want to write a book.

    “Don’t worry too much about not having the entire story told. someone else will pick up the untold parts, and make another movie out of it”

    On the contrary, as Solzhenitsyn points out, an author’s bias is most revealed by what he or she chooses to omit, rather than by what is included.

    “I think it is impossible to dehumanize others and remain a human”. “It is so sad that nobody understands me, but it is even miserable to realize that nobody has ever tried”

    I think these two are closely related.

  3. “I think it is impossible to dehumanize others and remain a human”

    Very well said. Frantz Fanon and many other researchers and humanists would agree with you. The brute ends up brutalized.

  4. EYS

    Well written, as always when it is you I have noticed. 🙂 I am a swedish citizen living in Riyadh, KSA, came here in March and finds it very good but different so far.

  5. You know, for someone with that nickname, you’re a guff example for a huffing idiot, Solomon2.

    Because, dude, real history buffs know that history IS selectively passed and spread based on which power and censorship that governs the nations. Even the holy texts, but especially political history.

    And why does it all have to be about Gaza and Israel? Did it ever strike you that this is not a political blog per se? Couldn’t you at least bother to check? Whose duff rectum have you been stuffing your tuff head into?

    Now, I do hope that you’re only ruffly offended; we’d then be roughly even.

  6. Having read this I thought it was extremely enlightening.
    I appreciate you spending some time and energy too put this content together.
    I once again findd myself personally spending a lot of time both reading and commenting.
    But so what, it was still worth it!

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