Shah is a kind of magic word with the Persian people.
— Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.
Helen Keller persians quote

I think it's only in a crisis that Americans see other people. It has to be an American crisis, of course. If two countries fight that do not supply the Americans with some precious commodity, then the education of the public does not take place. But when the dictator falls, when the oil is threatened, then you turn on the television and they tell you where the country is, what the language is, how to pronounce the names of the leaders, what the religion is all about, and maybe you can cut out recipes in the newspaper of Persian dishes.
— Don Delillo

Persian pussy from over the sea demure and lazy and smug and fat none of your ribbons and bells for me ours is the zest of the alley cat
— Don Marquis

[The Persian Empire] left a dream of the Middle East as a unit, and a unit where people of different faiths could live together.
— persians quotation by Neil MacGregor