O, friend! Nobody veils you, but yourself.
In your path there is no thorn or weed, but yourself.
You said: Shall I reach the Beloved or not?
Between you and the Beloved there is nobody, but yourself.
- Awhadoddin Kermani
How long will you keep pounding on an open door
Begging for someone to open it?
- Rabi’a al-’Adawiyya