Although the poet Rumi was born more than 800 years ago, his books have sold millions of copies in recent years, and he is the most read poet in America.
The wisdom and clarity of his poems is undeniable and resonates with even the fiercest cynics.
These are our favourite Rumi Quotes:
"Only from the heart can you touch the sky."
"Shine like the whole universe is yours."
"Yesterday is gone and it's tale told. Today new seeds are growing."
"What you seek is seeking you."
"Love is the bridge between you and everything."
"You are not a drop in the ocean. You're the entire ocean in a drop."
"There’s a field somewhere
beyond all doubt and wrong doing.
I’ll meet you there."
"These pains you are feeling are messengers. Listen to them."
"The wound is the place where the Light enters you."
"Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place."
"Respond to every call that excites your spirit."
"Close your eyes. Fall in love. Stay there."
"Your heart knows the way. Run in that direction."
"You have wings. Learn to use them and fly."