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By Anonym 14 Sep

Nadeem Aslam

On the journey towards the beloved, you live by dying at every step

By Anonym 18 Sep

Nadeem Aslam

Tell me,' the man leans forward and says, 'have you heard of a lady called Madeleine? No? In 1996, this lady named Albright Madeleine, the US ambassador to the United Nations, was asked on television how she felt about the fact that five hundred thousand Iraqi children had died as a result of US economic sanctions? Do you know what she said? She said that it was "a very hard choice" but "we think the price is worth it". These are her exact words. How do you feel about that? 'How do you think I feel about that? And I would take your love for children more seriously if you didn't have children cleaning your floors.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nadeem Aslam

How keen everyone is to make this world their home forgetting its impermanence It's like trying to see and name constellations in a fireworks display.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nadeem Aslam

The bullet that has hit us Muslims today left the gun centuries ago when we let the clergy decide that knowledge and education were not important.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nadeem Aslam

To visit certain streets was to realise that only the sky remained unchanged there.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nadeem Aslam

He led her back to the house, the perfume from the acacia clinging to her. The djinn was supposed to live in the scent of the acacia blossom, making themselves visible only to the young in order to entrap them in otherworldly world.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Nadeem Aslam

We are warriors of Allah.” “You are thugs with Korans.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nadeem Aslam

From the book he carefully tears out several maps, and in this light Afghanistan’s mountains and hills and restlessly branching corridors of rock appear as though the pages are crumpled up, and there is a momentary wish in him to smooth them down. Laser-guided bombs are falling onto the pages in his hands, missiles summoned from the Arabian Sea, from American warships that are as long as the Empire State Building is tall.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nadeem Aslam

Women joked amongst themselves: 'Why do you think a bride cries on her wedding day? It's for the love that this marriage is putting an end to for all eternity. Men may think a woman has no past- "you were born and then I married you"- but men are fools.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nadeem Aslam

Love was the result of having caught a glimpse of another's loneliness.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nadeem Aslam

The neighbourhood is a place of...intrigue and emotional espionage, where when two people stop to talk on the street their tongues are like the two halves of a scissor coming together, cutting reputations and good names to shreds.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Nadeem Aslam

The sky is a blue so clean it verges on joy.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nadeem Aslam

Nothing is an accident: it's always someone's fault; perhaps-but no one teaches us how to live with our mistakes. Everyone is isolated, alone with his or her anguish and guilt, and too penetrating a question can mean people are not able to face one another the next day.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nadeem Aslam

Paper is the strongest material in the world; paper can handle what I can't.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nadeem Aslam

Pull a thread here and you’ll find it’s attached to the rest of the world.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nadeem Aslam

A daughter, a wife, a grandson,' You could say this place took away all I had. I could easily appear to be one of those unfortunate white men you hear about, who thought too lovingly of the other races and civilization of the world, who left his own country in the West to set up a home among them in the East, and was ruined as a result, paying dearly for his foolish mistake. His life smashed to pieces by the barbarians surrounding him.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nadeem Aslam

Paper is the strongest material in the world. Things under which a mountain will crumble, you can place on paper and it will hold: beauty at its most intense; love at its fiercest; the greatest grief; the greatest rage.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nadeem Aslam

All great artists know that part of their task is to light up the distance between two human beings.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nadeem Aslam

There are times in this life when a person must do or say things he doesn't want to. Human beings and chains, it is the oldest acquaintanceship in the world.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nadeem Aslam

There is nothing that torments Satan more than the sight of a faithful in prayer.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Nadeem Aslam

Even the air of this country has a story to tell about warfare. It is possible here to lift a piece of bread from a plate and following it back to its origins, collect a dozen stories concerning war-how it affected the hand that pulled it out of the oven, the hand that kneaded the dough, how war impinged upon the field where wheat was grown.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Nadeem Aslam

There are no innocent people in a guilty nation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nadeem Aslam

This is among the few things that can be said about love with any confidence. It is small enough to be contained within the heart but, pull thin, it would drape the entire world.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nadeem Aslam

Her mind is a haunted house.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nadeem Aslam

Pakistan produces people of extraordinary bravery. But no nation should ever require its citizens to be that brave.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Nadeem Aslam

Afghanistan had collapsed and everyone's life now lies broken at different levels within the rubble.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Nadeem Aslam

Be careful,” she said. “You can’t fight a tiger.” “Yes you can,” he said. “You can if you are a tiger yourself.