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“Women are like tea bags; you never know how strong they are until they’re put in hot water. — ELEANOR ROOSEVELT”
Deborah Rodriguez, The Little Coffee Shop Of Kabul
“People, even those closest to you, are surprising...Nobody is everything they seem.”
Deborah Rodriguez, A Cup of Friendship
“It was as if you could see into the sky, through it's layers and into it's core. Layers of stars, translucent blanket upon blanket. The beauty was overwhelming. The wind blew her hair, and she willed herself to stop, to breathe, to feel.”
Deborah Rodriguez, A Cup of Friendship
“The eyes of a man betrayed his heart.”
Deborah Rodriguez, The Little Coffee Shop Of Kabul
“Look what love does...This was the real Islam, the Islam of love, not hate. Muhammad would be proud.”
Deborah Rodriguez, A Cup of Friendship
“I am rich, thank you very much. And you are excused for being shortsighted. It is Americans, you British, and all the other Westerners who think they know what's right and what's wrong, who make money from the sale of heroin and opium with one hand, and yet pay mullahs to preach that growing poppies is against the Koran with the other." He laughed. "Hypocrites all!”
Deborah Rodriguez, The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul
“She wasn't sure who were family & who were friends, and maybe they all were both, and maybe it didn't matter one bit.”
Deborah Rodriguez, A Cup of Friendship
“It is the power of a girl with a book that is the best weapon for progress”
Deborah Rodriguez, Return to the Little Coffee Shop of Kabul
“There is nothing the Americans can do. Their presence here only fuels the fire of the Taliban hatred. It's as if everybody thinks that Afghans are theirs for the taking. It's as if we're not real people with hearts and minds of our own. It's as if we're animals who need humans to shape us. By Muhammad, I know that if more of us had some education and could read, we would be a mighty force. We could rule our own lives.”
Deborah Rodriguez, A Cup of Friendship
“These new people were her people. So what that she'd only recently met these women. In their hearts they were all the same: women yearning for rich lives, someone to love & someone to love them in return, friends to laugh with, drink with & cry with.”
Deborah Rodriguez, A Cup of Friendship
“It is the power of a girl with a book that is the best weapon for progress. (...) Because with educated women comes prosperity. And with our voices comes mercy. And with our strength comes change.”
Deborah Rodriguez, Return to the Little Coffee Shop of Kabul
“Shame does something to a man. It makes him forget those he loves. It makes a good man do bad things.”
Deborah Rodriguez, The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul
“I was tired. Tired of men, tired of moving, tired of being scared, tired of being confused. But who was I kissing? I'm not one to sit quietly, anywhere.”
Deborah Rodriguez, Margarita Wednesdays: Making a New Life by the Mexican Sea
“himself up, and everything around him, two streets away.”
Deborah Rodriguez, The Little Coffee Shop Of Kabul
“out why or explore their options. Then she met Wakil. It was at a conference her husband had attended at the U.S. consulate in Afghanistan for”
Deborah Rodriguez, The Little Coffee Shop Of Kabul
“It was almost as if she was still the bewildred girl of fourteen who wasn't ready to be an adult.”
Deborah Rodriguez, Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil
“You will find that thing that makes you unafraid to die. That important thing that makes your life of value.”
Deborah Rodriguez, The Little Coffee Shop Of Kabul
“The moon is made round by the right hand of God.
The moon is made crescent by His left.
But it is God’s heart that makes my love for you forever.”
Deborah Rodriguez, The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul
tags: god, love
“Precisamos fazer as coisas que achamos que não conseguimos.”
Deborah Rodriguez, Uma Pequena Casa de Chá em Cabul
“O que importa é a rapidez com que você faz o que sua alma manda.”
Deborah Rodriguez, Uma Pequena Casa de Chá em Cabul
“Miluješ, zemřeš a mezitím se snažíš žít, jak nejlíp dokážeš.”
Deborah Rodriguez, The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul
tags: život
“A vida muda num instante.”
Deborah Rodriguez, Uma Pequena Casa de Chá em Cabul
“Você tem que ser verdadeiro consigo mesmo, mesmo que isso vá contra o que é esperado.”
Deborah Rodriguez, Uma Pequena Casa de Chá em Cabul
“screamed and jumped out of the”
Deborah Rodriguez, The Kabul Beauty School
“I was working second shift and weekends, never seeing my children, and I felt like I was selling my soul to the devil for health insurance and paid vacations.”
Deborah Rodriguez, Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil
“So that is why the extremists try to keep girls from going to school? That is the reason we are poisoned and beaten, and our teachers threatened and killed?”
Deborah Rodriguez, Return to the Little Coffee Shop of Kabul


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