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    America was based on a poetic vision.

    “America was based on a poetic vision. What will happen when it loses its poetry?”

    — Azar Nafisi

    Author: Azar Nafisi
    Category: poetry
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    Once we know of atrocities we cannot

    “Once we know of atrocities we cannot remain silent, and knowledge inevitably leads to an urge to protect the innocent.”

    — Azar Nafisi

    Author: Azar Nafisi
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    I see people who talk about America,

    “I see people who talk about America, and then undermine it by not paying attention to its soul, to its poetry. I see polarization, reductionism and superficiality.”

    — Azar Nafisi

    Author: Azar Nafisi
    Category: poetry
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    Those in the west who dismiss the

    “Those in the west who dismiss the repressiveness of laws against women in countries like Iran, no matter how benign their intentions, present a condescending view not just of the religion but also of women living in Muslim majority countries, as if the desire for choice and happiness is the monopoly of women in the west.”

    — Azar Nafisi

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    Those in the west who dismiss the

    “Those in the west who dismiss the repressiveness of laws against women in countries like Iran, no matter how benign their intentions, present a condescending view not just of the religion but also of women living in Muslim majority countries, as if the desire for choice and happiness is the monopoly of women in the west.”

    — Azar Nafisi

    Author: Azar Nafisi
    Category: happiness
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    Basically, fundamentalism is a modern phenomenon. In

    “Basically, fundamentalism is a modern phenomenon. In the same way that Hitler evoked a mythological religion of German purity and the glory of the past, the Islamists use religion to evoke emotions and passions in people who have been oppressed for a long time in order to reach their purpose.”

    — Azar Nafisi

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    When I first left Iran at the

    “When I first left Iran at the age of 13, Iran had become such a shining star – it was the point to which all my desires and dreams returned.”

    — Azar Nafisi

    Author: Azar Nafisi
    Category: dreams
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    The negative side of the American Dream

    “The negative side of the American Dream comes when people pursue success at any cost, which in turn destroys the vision and the dream.”

    — Azar Nafisi

    Author: Azar Nafisi
    Category: success
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