The 13th-century Persian poet Jalal ad-Dīn Rumi has left an enduring mark on the world, to say the least. He transcended geographical barriers and ethnic divisions, to create work that stirred our souls. They humbled us and they made us see the world with stronger minds and bigger hearts. It's no wonder that Rumi is America's best-selling poet. 

These 9 quotes by the other-wordly Rumi will ignite the romantic in you..and if you feel you're missing a little spark in your relationship, you might want to share this with your better half.

1. "When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you're not here, I can't go to sleep. Praise God for those two insomnias! And the difference between them."

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2. "Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along."

3. "The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was."

4. "Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames."

5. "Close your eyes. Fall in love. Stay there."

6. "A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home."

7. "Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love."

8. "There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled. There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled. You feel it, don't you?"

9. "Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love."