And how shall you rise beyond your days and nights unless you break the chains which you at the dawn of your understanding have fastened around your noon hour?

In truth that which you call freedom is the strongest of these chains, though its links glitter in the sun and dazzle your eyes.

And what is it but fragments of your own self you would discard that you may become free?


I am trying to find an audiobook of Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet here in Malaysia.

I very much doubt it would be a mere task of strolling into a random bookstore and spotting it on the shelves; but I am willing to put a pretty penny on the fact this is one book that would sound as good spoken (by the right person, using the right intonations) as it looks in writing.

I wonder if they let you listen to audiobooks before purchasing them so you know if you like how it sounds.