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By Anonym 15 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

You changed the subject." "From what?" "The empty-headed girls who think you're sexy." "You know." "Know what?" "That I only have eyes for you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

Life goes on, unmindful of beginning, end…crisis or catharsis, moving forward like a slow, dusty caravan of kochis (nomads).

By Anonym 15 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

Dia menang, karena pemenang selalu menang dan semua orang lain harus pulang.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

Pria sejati tidak membaca puisi dan tentu saja mereka tidak pernah menulisnya! Pria sejati, anak laki-laki sejati bermain sepak bola.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

It's often a matter of sitting in front of the computer and worrying. It's what writing comes down to--worrying that things aren't going to work out.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

A man's plumbing is like his mind: simple, very few surprises. You ladies, on the other hand...well, God put a lot of thought in making you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

A great deal remains to be done in Afghanistan and the jury is out as to whether the international community has the commitment and the patience to see the rebuilding process through.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

Ahesta boro, Mah-e-man, ahesta boro.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

He supposes he should be relieved. But part of him wishes for something else. Perhaps if she had grimaced at him, said something infantile, full of loathing and hate. An eruption of rancor. Perhaps that might have been better. Instead, a clean, diplomatic dismissal. And this note. Don't worry. You're not in it. An act of kindness. Perhaps, more accurately, an act of charity. He should be relieved. But it hurts. He feels the blow of it, like an ax to the head.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

You changed the subject." "From what?" "The empty-headed girls who think you're sexy." "You know." "Know what?" "That I only have eyes for you." Laila swooned inside. She tried to read his face but was met by a look that was indecipherable: the cheerful, cretinous grin at odds with the narrow, half desperate look in his eyes. A clever look, calculated to fall precisely at the midpoint between mockery and sincerity

By Anonym 18 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

The lucky ones, the ones who weren't here when the place was getting bombed to hell. We're not like these people. We shouldn't pretend we are. The stories these people have to tell, we're not entitled to them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

My family left Afghanistan in 1976, well before the Communist coup and the Soviet invasion. We certainly thought we would be going back. But when we saw those Soviet tanks rolling into Afghanistan, the prospect for return looked very dim. Few of us, I have to say, envisioned that nearly a quarter century of bloodletting would follow.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

People talk about apathy, especially in developed countries. We're kind of lulled into these tranquil lives, and we are pursuing our own thing and there is so much suffering on a mass scale around the world that you kind of become fatalistic. You might think suffering is inevitable, you kind of lose your sense of moral urgency. But there is always something you can do for someone in the world.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

Sometimes, Soraya Sleeping next to me, I lay in bed and listened to the screen door swinging open and shut with the breeze, to the crickets chirping in the yard. And I could almost feel the emptiness in Soraya's womb, like it was a living, breathing thing. It had seeped into our marriage, that emptiness, into our laughs, and our love-making. And late at night, in the darkness of our room, I'd feel it rising from Soraya and setting between us. Sleeping between us. Like a newborn child.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

I was overwhelmed with the kindness of people [in Afghanistan] and found that they had managed to retain their dignity, their pride, and their hospitality under unspeakably bleak conditions.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

it is a heartBreaking sound, Amir Jan, the Wailing of a mother. I pray to Allah you Never hear it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

After all, life is not a Hindi movie.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

I may not agree with all or even most of the tribal traditions, but it seems ti me that, out there, people live more authentic lives. They have a sturdiness about them. A refreshing humility. Hospitality too. And resilience. A sense of pride.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

I don't know if you have children of your own, Mariamjo, but if you do I pray that God look after them and spare you the grief that I have known. I still dream of them. I still dream of my dead children. I have dreams of you too, Mariam jo. I miss you. I miss the sound of your voice, your laughter. I miss reading to you, and all those times we fished together. Do you remember all those times we fished together? You were a good daughter, Mariam jo, and I cannot ever think of you without feeling shame and regret. Regret… When it comes to you, Mariamjo, I have oceans of it. I regret that I did not see you the day you came to Herat. I regret that I did not open the door and take you in. I regret that I did not make you a daughter to me, that l let you live in that place for all those years. And for what? Fear of losing face? Of staining my so called good name? How little those things matter to me now after all the loss, all the terrible things I have seen in this cursed war. But now, of course, it is too late. Perhaps this is just punishment for those who have been heartless, to understand only when nothing can be undone. Now all I can do is say that you were a good daughter, Mariamjo, and that I never deserved you. Now all I can do is ask for your forgiveness. So forgive me, Mariamjo. Forgive me. Forgive me. Forgive me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

I think the changes that have happened, there have been come positive, but by and large, you have to say the changes have been negative. The situation has reached a fairly critical stage in Afghanistan.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

Seruas jari harus dipotong untuk menyelamatkan tangan.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

Mostly, though, I dream of good things...I dream that flowers will bloom in the streets..again and music will play in the...houses and kites will fly in the skies.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

Bahwa Hassan akan menjadi seorang buta huruf seperti Ali dan sebagian besar orang Hazara sudah diputuskan pada menit saat dia dilahirkan, mungkin bahkan saat dia masih meringkuk dalam rahim Sanaubar yang tidak menginginkannya. Lagi pula apa gunanya seorang pelayan belajar menulis dan membaca?

By Anonym 19 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

Thirteen days. Almost two weeks. And, just five days in, she had learned a fundamental truth about time: Like the accordion on which old Pashto songs were sometimes played, time stretched and contracted depending on his absence or presence.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

On a high mountain I stood, And cried the name of Ali, Lion of God. O Ali, Lion of God, King of Men, Bring joy to our sorrowful hearts.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

Aku melarikan diri karena aku adalah seorang pengecut.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

Blood is a powerful thing

By Anonym 13 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

Inside Laila too a battle was being waged : guilt on one side, partnered with shame, and, on the other, the conviction that what she and Tariq had done was not sinful; that it had been natural, good, beautiful, even inevitable, spurred by the knowledge that they might never see each other again.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

Pembelaan diri tidak ada hubungannya dengan kekejaman.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

She was an extraordinary woman, and I went to bed that night feeling like I was perhaps more than ordinary myself. This was the effect she had on me.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

And, just like that, he had thrown at me his own little test. If I was going to toy with him and challenge his loyalty, then he would toy with me, test my integrity.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

Los chicos, comprendió, se planteaban la amistad de la misma forma que el sol: daban por sentada su existencia y disfrutaban de su resplandor, pero nunca lo contemplaban directamente.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

Yes, hope is a strange thing. Peace at last. But at what price?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

For a novelist, it's kind of an onerous burden to represent an entire culture.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

Go slowly, my lovely moon, go slowly. Let the morning sun forget to rise in the east, Go slowly, my lovely moon, go slowly.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

I was glad I didn't have to return his gaze. Did he know I knew? And if he knew, then what would I see if I did look in his eyes? Blame? Indignation? Or, God forbid, what I feared most: guileless devotion?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

cruelty and benevolence are but shades of the same colour.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

She would grab whatever she could - a look, a whisper, a moan - to salvage from perishing, to preserve. But time is most unforgiving of fires, and she couldn't, in the end, save it all .

By Anonym 14 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

She wished she could visit Mariam's grave, to sit with her awhile, leave a flower or two. But she sees now that it doesn't matter. Mariam is never very far.... Mariam is in her own heart, where she shines with the bursting radiance of a thousand suns.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

He’s a doctor,” Timur says. “Ah? It must be shocking for you, then. This hospital.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

Her beauty was the talk of the valley.It skipped two generations of women in our family, but it sure didn't bypass you, Laila.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

The things that have always drawn me to the craft of writing is character, it's story, it's something that becomes like a pebble in my shoe, a voice that I just can't get rid of, and I've got to see it through.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

Many years later when I began training as a plastic surgeon, I understood something that I had not that day in the kitchen arguing for Thalia to leave Tinos for the boarding school. I learned that the world didn't see the inside of you, that it didn't care a whit about the hopes and dreams, and sorrows, that lay masked by skin and bone. It was as simple, as absurd, and as cruel as that. My patients knew this. They saw that much of what they were, would be, or could be hinged on the symmetry of their bone structure, the space between their eyes, their chin length, the tip projection of their nose, whether they had an ideal nasofrontal angle or not. Beauty is an enormous unmerited gift given randomly, stupidly.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

Baba and I lived in the same house, but in different spheres of existence. Kites were the one paper-thin slice of intersection between those spheres.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

I read actual physical books and have thus far avoided the electronic lure.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

I know that in the end, God will forgive me. He will forgive your father, me, and you too. I hope you can do the same. Forgive your father if you can. Forgive me if you wish. But most important, forgive yourself.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

The warlords took part in atrocities during the civil war in Afghanistan. They looted, they raped, they killed. They have become incredibly empowered and entrenched. They live in mansions, they have jobs in the government, and they're incredibly powerful. In Kabul, people don't want to speak about it too publicly, because these people are essentially like Tony Soprano.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

The novel [The Kite Runner] came about as an expansion of that original, unpublished short story.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

I came to the US as an immigrant and I recall vividly those first few years in California, the brief time we spent on welfare, and the difficult task of assimilating into a new culture.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Khaled Hosseini

Bunu öğren,kafana iyice sok kızım.” dedi Nana. “Pusulanın hep kuzeyi gösteren ibresi gibi, bir erkeğin suçlayan parmağı da daima, mutlaka bir kadını gösterir. Her zaman. Bunu hiç unutma, Meryem