Kahlil Gibran was a poet, writer, painter, an artist and so many other personas wrapped into one that it wouldn’t be wrong to deny the fact that he completely changed the face of Arabic literature.
He had lived from 1883-1931 and was considered as one of the most prominent writers of his times.
Some of his initial works were majorly short stories, poems. And in these, he mainly tried to depict the experiences and loneliness of the Middle Eastern immigrants.
Kahlil Gibran’s play of words and his work on the themes of alienation, disruption and lost rural beauty quickly found a lot of admirers.
And to this date, he is considered as a figure of great reverence amongst the contemporary writer fraternity.
Khalil Gibran a.k.a Jubran Khalil Gibran was born on 6th January 1883. His mother was Kamila Jubran and his father was Khalil Sa’d Jubran.
A thing or two about Khalil Gibran’s early life
It appears that in his younger days, Khalil Gibran absorbed a very good deal of Lebanese folk culture. And the effect of this appeared later on in his writings as well.
From early on in his life, his sensitivity towards nature’s beauty came from the mountains and valleys he watched while growing up.
And perhaps this was the reason why we have a plethora of powerful quotes said by Khalil Gibran.
Let’s take a look at some great quotes said by the author!
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary – Khalil Gibran
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life, not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens – Khalil Gibran
All our words are but crumbs that fall from the feast of the mind – Khalil Gibran
I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers – Khalil Gibran
Sadness is nothing but a wall between two gardens – Khalil Gibran
Your friend is your needs answered – Khalil Gibran
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit – Khalil Gibran
Conclusion: Hi, I have personally found Khalil Gibran as one of the most prolific writers of his times. His writings are quite impeccable and his words are full of some great messages about life, love and human mindset. Some of his greatest works include The Prophet, Broken Wings and the Madman. If you get the time, do check it out his books and you can always email me regarding anything.