Khaled Hosseini

The Kite Runner

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    Ksenia Kriukovahas quoted7 years ago
    When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.
    Tanya Rodinahas quoted6 years ago
    Lines had etched into his tanned face and creases framed his eyes, his mouth. I might as well have taken a knife and carved those lines myself.
    elanepinkhas quoted7 years ago
    Because the past claws its way out.
    Tanya Rodinahas quoted6 years ago
    Children aren’t coloring books. You don’t get to fill them with your favorite colors.”
    oscarsanglayhas quoted6 years ago
    When you kill a man, you steal a life,” Baba said. “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. Do you see?”
    Muhammad Bin Katmadihas quoted6 years ago
    But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.
    Avani Vaidyahas quotedlast year
    And in the end the question that always came back to me was this: How could I, of all people, chastise someone for their past?
    Amna Memonhas quoted3 years ago
    there is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft.
    Rafael Suleymanovhas quoted3 years ago
    Children aren’t coloring books. You don’t get to fill them with your favorite colors.”
    Natasha Shulezhkohas quoted3 years ago
    For you a thousand times over,” Farid said.
    Natasha Shulezhkohas quoted3 years ago
    For you a thousand times over, he
    Tanya Neymanhas quoted4 years ago
    the past, I’ve learned, about how you can bury it
    b1377405169has quoted6 years ago
    There is a way to be good again, he’d said.
    A way to end the cycle.
    With a little boy. An orphan. Hassan’s son. Somewhere in Kabul.
    Muhammad Bin Katmadihas quoted6 years ago
    The desert weed lives on, but the flower of spring blooms and wilts.’ Such grace, such dignity, such a tragedy.”
    Ksenia Kriukovahas quoted7 years ago
    That was a little unsettling, but also sort of comfortable to have someone who always knew what you needed.
    b0381775408has quoted7 days ago
    His Adam’s apple rose and fell as he swallowed. The wind lifted his hair. I thought I saw him nod.
    “For you, a thousand times over,” I heard myself say.
    b0381775408has quoted7 days ago
    After all, life is not a Hindi movie. Zendagi migzara, Afghans like to say: Life goes on, unmindful of beginning, end, kamyab, nah-kam, crisis or catharsis, moving forward like a slow, dusty caravan of kochis.
    b0381775408has quoted7 days ago
    My hands are stained with Hassan’s blood; I pray God doesn’t let them get stained with the blood of his boy too.
    b0381775408has quoted8 days ago
    “The thing about you Afghanis is that…well, you people are a little reckless.”
    b0381775408has quoted8 days ago
    I remembered something Baba had said to me a long time ago: Piss on the beards of all those self-righteous monkeys. They do nothing but thumb their rosaries and recite a book written in a tongue they don’t even understand. God help us all if Afghanistan ever falls into their hands.
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