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Attention shifted to him like sunflowers turning to the sun.
hills that stand soft and a sky that stands high and blue, and the sun setting behind a windmill, and always, always, hazy strings of mountains that fall and fall away on the horizon.
One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.
And that's the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.
A man who has no conscience, no goodness, does not suffer.
Nothing good came free. Even love. You paid for all things. And if you were poor, suffering was your currency.
But time, it is like charm. You never have as much as you think.
The desert weed lives on, but the flower of spring blooms and wilts.
Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it.
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.
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.
I opened my mouth, almost said something. Almost. The rest of my life might have turned out differently if I had. But I didn’t.
In many parts of the world, a man's accusing finger always finds a woman. But I think we need women to solve the problems that men create.
it always hurts more to have and lose than to not have in the first place.
It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime.
A story is like a moving train: no matter where you hop onboard, you are bound to reach your destination sooner or later.
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.
Not a word passes between us, not because we have nothing to say, but because we don't have to say anything
For you, a thousand times over
Tariq tucked the gun into the waist of his denims. Then he said a thing both lovely and terrible. "For you," he said. "I'd kill with it for you, Laila.
Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.
Behind every trial and sorrow that He makes us shoulder, God has a reason.
But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.
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.
True redemption is...when guilt leads to good.
Whether you do something or decide to do nothing, either way, you are making a moral choice. And I hope people make the right one.
A society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated.
Perhaps this is just punishment for those who have been heartless, to understand only when nothing can be undone.
There is only one sin. and that is theft... when you tell a lie, you steal someones right to the truth.
You see, some things I can teach you. Some you learn from books. But there are things that, well, you have to see and feel.
Nothing happens in a vacuum in life: every action has a series of consequences, and sometimes it takes a long time to fully understand the consequences of our actions.
People say that eyes are windows to the soul.
Beauty is an enormous, unmerited gift given randomly, stupidly.
There was so much goodness in my life. So much happiness. I wondered whether I deserved any of it.
War doesn't negate decency. It demands it, even more than in times of peace.
Marriage can wait, education cannot.
If there's a God out there, then i would hope he has more important things to attend to than my drinking scotch or eating pork.
Like a compass needle that points north, a man's accusing finger always finds a woman. Always.
Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life.
You can not stop you from being who you are.
Now, no matter what the mullah teaches, there is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft.
She was the trembler of knees, the spiller of teacups.
There are a lot of children in Afghanistan, but little childhood.
yet love can move people to act in unexpected ways and move them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with startling heroism
Boys, Laila came to see, treated friendship the way they treated the sun: its existence undisputed; its radiance best enjoyed, not beheld directly.
It was the kind of love that, sooner or later, cornered you into a choice: either you tore free or you stayed and withstood its rigor even as it squeezed you into something smaller than yourself.
Those who saw Kite Runner loved the film, for the most part, people seemed to really like the film.
It's tremendous what can happen when suddenly you make an emotional connection.
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.
What good is regret? It brings back nothing. What we have lost is irretrievable.