Favorite Rumi Quotes

You will learn by reading

But you will understand with love.

From the moment I heard my first love story, I started looking for you,

not knowning how blind that was.

Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere; they’re in eachother all along.

I am a rose petal and you are like the wind, take me for a ride.

I want to sing like the birds

Not worrying who listens


I am lost in God

God is found in me

I was on the tip of insanity

Knocking on every door looking for reasons.

It opens. I was knocking from inside.

Close your eyes, fall in love, stay there.

Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.


To be one with the truth for a moment is worth more than the world and life itself.


Your breath touched my soul

And I saw beyond all limits.

I once had thousands of desires

But in my one desire to know you

All else melted away

In the face of my master all beauty is revealed. One sight One sight

That is my wish

Wherever you stand

Be the Soul of that place

When I’m with you we stay up all night. When you’re not here, I can’t sleep. Praise God for these two insomnias and the difference between them.

And then I became fierce as a lion

And tender as the evening star

I’m yours! Do not give myself back to me.

As you live deeper in the Heart, the mirror gets clearer and cleaner

My soul wants to fly away when your presence calls it so sweetly.

Your gaze has enchanted my heart with a poem that no one could write

In the silence of love, you’ll find the spark of life

Let your self be silently drawn by the strange call of what you really love. It will not lead You astray.

No more holding back. Be reckless. Tell the world of your love.

The closer I get, the more I see how far I am

Lovers are patient and know that the moon needs time to become full

Submit to love without thinking

All of your talk is nothing when compared with the one whisper from God in the silence

Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you

Remembering your scent, wherever I saw a flower, I smelled it and tears began to pour

If light is in your heart, you will find your way home

Silence is the language of God

Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with their heart and soul, there is no such thing as separation.

Love even your enemies. If you touch their heart, what do you think will happen?

From all that was familiar I broke away. Now I am lost, wandering with no music like a fool a dance and clap my hands how am I to live without you are everywhere I cannot see you.

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek the barriers within yourself you have built against it

You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl?

Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?

I am smiling at myself today, there is no wish left in this heart. Or perhaps there is no heart. Free from all desire I sit quietly like earth

My silent cry echoes like thunder throughout the universe

I am not worried about it

I know it will be heard by no one except me

Oh Beloved, take me.

Liberate my soul.

Fill me with your love and release me from the 2 worlds.

The Lovers will drink wine night and day.
They will drink until they can tear away the veils of intellect and
melt away the layers of shame and modesty.
When in Love, body, mind, heart and soul don’t even exist.
Become this, fall in Love, and you will not be separated again.

This being human is a guest house
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.


Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah…it makes absolutely no difference what people think of you.

The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you
Don’t go back to sleep!
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep!
People are going back and forth
across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,
The door is round and open
Don’t go back to sleep!


At night, I open the window
and ask the moon to come
and press its face against mine.
Breathe into me.
Close the language-door
and open the love-window.
The moon won’t use the door,
only the window.

Wherever you are

Whatever you do

Be in Love.

In your light, I learn how to love.

In your beauty, I learn how to write.

You dance in my heart where none can see you.

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