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Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
by Rumi

Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Cleverness is mere opinion, bewilderment is intuition.
- Rumi

Related topics: Wisdom

Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
- Rumi

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing,
there is a field. I will meet you there.
- Rumi

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
- Rumi

 

All your anxiety is because of your desire for harmony.
Seek disharmony, then you will gain peace.
- Rumi

Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it.
- Rumi

Nothing I say can explain to you Divine Love
Yet all of creation cannot seem to stop talking about it.
- Rumi

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Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
- Rumi (Persian poet 1207-1273)

Don't grieve.
Anything you lose comes round in another form.
- Rumi

It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away,
so that when I've gone and come back,
I'll find it at home.
- Rumi

This is love: to fly toward a secret sky,
to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment.
First to let go of life.
Finally, to take a step without feet.
- Rumi

Something opens our wings.
Something makes boredom and hurt disappear.
Someone fills the cup in front of us:
We taste only sacredness.
- Rumi

Everyone has been made for some particular work,
and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.
- Rumi

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed
to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
- Will Rogers

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us,
we'd all be millionaires.
- Abigail Van Buren

Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good
stock and hold it till it goes up,
then sell it.
If it don't go up, don't buy it.
- Will Rogers

The advertisers who believe in the selling power of
jingles have never had to sell anything.
- David Ogilvy

I used to sell furniture for a living.
The trouble was, it was my own.
- Les Dawson

The superior man understands what is right;
the inferior man understands what will sell.
- Confucius

Do not trouble yourself much
to get new things, whether clothes or friends...
Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts.
- Henry David Thoreau

Sooner or later, we sell out for money.
- Tony Randall

We can serve our customers well only if our buying jobs are right.
You cannot sell if you haven't ordered wanted goods into your store.
- James Cash Penney

I generally sell my records online or at the show.
You can undersell the distributor and the stores,
and people know what they're getting cause they've just seen you live.
- Roy Ayers

Galleries, and they're all the same,
and rightly so,
they sell work.
- Kim Weston

One of my proudest moments is I didn't sell my soul
for the sake of popularity.
- George W. Bush

I don't sell enough books to pay for the lawyers,
however.
And these various problems finally became too much.
- Peter Sotos

They always say that jazz doesn't sell,
but it's a lie, because it does sell,
and it sells consistently year in and year out.
- Lester Bowie

We should not use crippled children to sell hamburgers.
Ever.
- Phil Donahue

That was the crossover line for us, to be able to play that many shows,
sell them out real quick and have that tribe queue
up outside and still be a mystery to everybody else.
- Peter Garrett

You've got to be success minded.
You've got to feel that things are coming your way when you're out selling;
otherwise,
you won't be able to sell anything.
- Benjamin Jowett

I want to sell to people my own age,
because that's the way I write songs.
- John Mellencamp

Any fool can write a novel but it takes real genius to sell it.
- J. G. Ballard

If there were dreams to sell, what would you buy?
- Thomas Lovell Beddoes

What I didn't know was that if I didn't stand with my back to the wall,
Hollywood people would unscrew my ass and sell it down the river.
- Joseph Wambaugh

What we see is what they're trying to sell us.
It's not true nostalgic as much as it is repeating
old material because it's less expensive than new material.
- Rick Moranis

No one told me I had to make something that would sell,
but I personally want everyone to like my music.
- Utada Hikaru

When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use.
- Joseph Stalin

When you consider what Tony Blair was saying about liberty,
human rights and that sort of thing,
it would be terribly revolutionary to sell the speeches
he and Jack Straw made in 1994.
- Rory Bremner

We have the fact we sell out every week to 67,500 and
hopefully 75,000 in the future.
We have a lot of assets.
- David Gill

The vocals are what immediately draw people in and sell the song.
- Jerry Harrison

I'm not trying to sound pretentious,
but we did sell 12 million records on the first album,
so we did get paid a little bit.
- Justin Timberlake

I don't buy into any of that hogwash.
They put that out to sell tickets.
It's just a classic horror movie, with the Greek drama
formula of good versus evil,
and lots of fear.
- Margot Kidder

I'll never sell 14 million like Hammer,
I just wanna do a good Ice-T show.
- Ice T

I don't like that I'm my own commodity,
that I am what I sell.
- Carol Kane

It's inappropriate and vulgar and absolutely unacceptable
to use your private life to sell anything commercially.
- Lauren Bacall

Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity,
but your talent to their reason.
- Ayn Rand

I'd love to sell out completely.
It's just that nobody has been willing to buy.
- John Waters

Don't sell yourself short because without that you
can't go far in life because after sports the only
thing you know is sports and you can't do anything else with that.
- Bo Jackson

Most people sell their souls, and live with a good
conscience on the proceeds.
- Logan P. Smith

I see stardom very clearly as a construct that's been
created in order to sell things.
- Julie Christie

No, sir, I'm not saying that charming,
witty and warm copy won't sell.
I'm just saying I've seen thousands of charming,
witty campaigns that didn't sell.
- Rosser Reeves

Your most important sale in life is to sell yourself to yourself.
- Maxwell Maltz

I've been very lucky.
I wanted to be an actress, but I didn't really have
the drive to sell myself.
Fortunately I had a terrific agent in New York who
kept me going from job to job.
- Blythe Danner

I'd rather get a nice warmup suit.
That's something I can use.
Gold medals just sit there.
When I get old, maybe I could sell them if I need the money.
- Eric Heiden

To sell something, tell a woman it's a bargain;
tell a man it's deductible.
- Earl Wilson

In France, you can sell a lot, but nobody outside of France ever hears of it.
- Alan Parsons

I walked along that slippery slope where if you fail through lack of faith,
you sell your soul to the devil.
- Michelle Shocked

There is hardly anything in the world that some man
cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper,
and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey.
- John Ruskin

I've never felt like I was in the cookie business.
I've always been in a feel good feeling business.
My job is to sell joy.
My job is to sell happiness.
My job is to sell an experience.
- Debbi Fields

The sex element is the most important in the business.
You must sell sex.
- Bobby Darin

We're gonna totally sell out and try to dominate the world.
- Wes Borland

When I sell liquor, it's called bootlegging;
when my patrons serve it on Lake Shore Drive,
it's called hospitality.
- Al Capone

Anyone who'd sell out a whole town wouldn't hesitate to double-cross one man.
- Arnold Rothstein

Sell yourself first, if you want to sell anything.
- Burt Lancaster

But when our first album came out, I didn't think it
was going to sell a lot of records.
- Stephan Jenkins

Judging from the letters I've received from obviously
feeble-minded persons who wish I would write another These Old Shades,
it ought to sell like hot cakes.
- Georgette Heyer

Once you sell yourself, it's over.
You've got nothing left.
- Morgan Brittany

I'm not talking ideas, or even presentation.
It's like in politics: You have to sell something to
become an electric player -
like your skin or your heart.
- Keith Jarrett

Prose books are the show dogs I breed and sell to support my cat.
- Robert Graves

What becomes fascinating is the way the culture industry
doesn't deny it and doesn't try to mitigate it,
but tries to sell its products as a way of liberating oneself.
- Thomas Frank

I mean in recent years, I think you've only got to
sell thirty or forty thousand to get a #1.
- Neil Innes


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