Kahlil Gibran was considered a poet, painter, and philosopher during the Romantic movement. Although Gibran lived primarily in the United States, he was born in Bsharri, Lebanon, which at the time was considered Syra. Gibran was the most influential in Arabic literature. Gibran explored realism themes through a direct writing style that resonated with his readers.
In 1923, Gibran’s publisher, Alfred Knopf, published Gibran’s famous book, The Prophet. Gaining popularity in the 1960s, The Prophet offered dogma-free universal spiritualism that led people away from their orthodox religion. Gibran encouraged people to be non-judgmental and open-minded.
Gibran’s great affinity for the arts shines through his beautiful quote merging music, language, spirit, and peace.