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“But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.”
Khaled Hosseini
“For you, a thousand times over”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
“I suspect the truth is that we are waiting, all of us, against insurmountable odds, for something extraordinary to happen to us.”
Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed
“It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime...”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
“And that's the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
“There is only one sin. and that is theft... when you tell a lie, you steal someones right to the truth.”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
“Marriage can wait, education cannot.”
Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns
“Like a compass needle that points north, a man's accusing finger always finds a woman. Always.”
Khaled Hosseini
“Children aren't coloring books. You don't get to fill them with your favorite colors.”
Khaled Hosseini
“One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs,
Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.”
Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns
“it always hurts more to have and lose than to not have in the first place.”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
“Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.”
Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns
“I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
“There is a way to be good again...”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
“A society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated...”
Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns
“When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife's right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone's right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
“It was only a smile, nothing more. It didn't make everything all right. It didn't make ANYTHING all right. Only a smile. A tiny thing. A leaf in the woods, shaking in the wake of a startled bird's flight. But I'll take it. With open arms. Because when spring comes, it melts the snow one flake at a time, and maybe I just witnessed the first flake melting. - Amir”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
“There are a lot of children in Afghanistan, but little childhood.”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
“Behind every trial and sorrow that He makes us shoulder, God has a reason.”
Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns
“Not a word passes between us, not because we have nothing to say, but because we don't have to say anything”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
“She said, 'I'm so afraid.' And I said, 'why?,' and she said, 'Because I'm so profoundly happy, Dr. Rasul. Happiness like this is frightening.' I asked her why and she said, 'They only let you be this happy if they're preparing to take something from you.”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
“People say that eyes are windows to the soul.”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
“A man's heart is a wretched, wretched thing. It isn't like a mother's womb. It won't bleed. It won't stretch to make room for you.”
Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns
“I will follow you to the ends of the world.”
Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns
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“Time can be a greedy thing-sometimes it steals the details for itself.”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
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“It's a funny thing... but people mostly have it backward. They think they live by what they want. But really, what guides them is what they're afraid of. What they don't want.”
Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed
“I want to tear myself from this place, from this reality, rise up like a cloud and float away, melt into this humid summer night and dissolve somewhere far, over the hills. But I am here, my legs blocks of concrete, my lungs empty of air, my throat burning. There will be no floating away.”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
“They say, Find a purpose in your life and live it. But, sometimes, it is only after you have lived that you recognize your life had a purpose, and likely one you never had in mind.”
Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed
“It's wrong what they say about the past, I've learned, about how you can bury it. Because the past claws its way out.”
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
“there is a God, there always has been. I see him here, in the eyes of the people in this [hospital] corridor of desperation. This is the real house of God, this is where those who have lost God will find Him... there is a God, there has to be, and now I will pray, I will pray that He will forgive that I have neglected Him all of these years, forgive that I have betrayed, lied, and sinned with impunity only to turn to Him now in my hour of need. I pray that He is as merciful, benevolent, and gracious as His book says He is.”
Khaled Hosseini

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