The Prophet

The Prophet

Book - 1971
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Publisher: New York : A. A. Knopf, 1971, c1951.
Characteristics: 84 pages, [12] leaves of plates :,ill ;,26 cm.


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Apr 07, 2019

Some of the elements of The Prophet resonated with me; I like the scene and the aspects of the story that an immigrant was to return to his homeland. Written in the times when ships were the mode of transportation, I think of myself returning to my homeland by airplane and this book helps me appreciate the people who I have met in America and ideas that I have obtained from here. It's a good weekend read.

Dec 08, 2018

"Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”
― Kahlil Gibran

Jun 19, 2015

This book provides some of the greatest lessons for life; I loved the ones about when to talk, and when to remain silent. Recommended

Jan 03, 2013

Interesting read, but not sure I understand why it became the counterculture bible

debwalker Mar 08, 2011

March 7, 2011: An animated feature based on the Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet is being produced by actress Salma Hayek's Ventanarosa Productions, along with Clark Peterson and Ron Senkowski. According to, the "intention is for different directors to helm each chapter, with an interconnecting theme and a musical through-line."

Among the filmmakers expected work on the adaptation are Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of Belleville), John Stevenson (Kung Fu Panda), Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis), Chris Landreth (Oscar-winning short Ryan), Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells), Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues), Bill Plympton (Guard Dog and Your Face) and Kunio Kato (Oscar-winning short Tsumiki no ie).


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Apr 07, 2019

(p. 73 - the section on pleasure)
And now you ask in your heart, "How shall we distinguish that which is good in pleasure from that which in not good?"
Go to your fields and your gardens, and you shall learn that it is the pleasure of the bee to gather honey of the flower,
But it is also the pleasure of the flower to yield its honey to the bee.
For to the bee a flower is a fountain of life,
And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love,
And to both, bee and flower, the giving and the receiving of pleasure is a need and an ecstasy.

People of Orphalese, be in your pleasure like the flowers and the bees.

Aug 24, 2014

You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts.

May 01, 2013

You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward or tarries with yesterday.

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