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Top 37 Khaled Hosseini Quotes (KITE RUNNER)

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“Everyone is an ocean inside. Every individual walking the street. Everyone is a universe of thoughts, and insights, and feelings. But every person is crippled in his or her own way by our inability to truly present ourselves to the world.”

Khaled Hosseini
It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime...
It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime…
But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.
But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.
I suspect the truth is that we are waiting, all of us, against insurmountable odds, for something extraordinary to happen to us.
I suspect the truth is that we are waiting, all of us, against insurmountable odds, for something extraordinary to happen to us.
And that's the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.
And that’s the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.
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.
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.
Reading is an active, imaginative act; it takes work.
Reading is an active, imaginative act; it takes work.
There is only one sin... and that is theft... when you tell a lie, you steal someone's right to the truth.
There is only one sin… and that is theft… when you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth.
People find meaning and redemption in the most unusual human connections.
People find meaning and redemption in the most unusual human connections.
A boy who won’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up to anything.
A boy who won’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up to anything.

10 Khaled Hosseini Quotes About Life

“When you kill a man, you steal a life. 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.”

Khaled Hosseini
I'm a pretty uncomplicated person. I live a very simple life with my family and I enjoy very ordinary things.
I’m a pretty uncomplicated person. I live a very simple life with my family and I enjoy very ordinary things.
I was good at being a doctor; my patients liked me. At times people trust you with things they wouldn't tell their spouses. It was a real privilege.
I was good at being a doctor; my patients liked me. At times people trust you with things they wouldn’t tell their spouses. It was a real privilege.

“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.”

Khaled Hosseini
I hate resting. I feel restless. My preference is to be working.
I hate resting. I feel restless. My preference is to be working.

“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.”

Khaled Hosseini
Behind every trial and sorrow that He makes us shoulder, God has a reason.
Behind every trial and sorrow that He makes us shoulder, God has a reason.

“In Afghanistan, you don’t understand yourself solely as an individual. You understand yourself as a son, a brother, a cousin to somebody, an uncle to somebody. You are part of something bigger than yourself.”

Khaled Hosseini
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.
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.
There isn't, even now, a great tradition of novel-writing in Afghanistan. Most of the literature is in the form of poetry.
There isn’t, even now, a great tradition of novel-writing in Afghanistan. Most of the literature is in the form of poetry.

4 Khaled Hosseini Quotes on Writing

“The experience of writing ‘The Kite Runner’ is one I will always think back on with fondness. There is an energy, a romance in writing the first novel that can never be duplicated again.”

Khaled Hosseini
There's nothing easy about writing. It's always difficult. It's always a struggle.
There’s nothing easy about writing. It’s always difficult. It’s always a struggle.
My wife is my in-home editor and reads everything I write.
My wife is my in-home editor and reads everything I write.
The difficulty of writing a second novel is directly proportional to how successful the first novel was, it seems.
The difficulty of writing a second novel is directly proportional to how successful the first novel was, it seems.

2 Khaled Hosseini Quotes on Children

There are a lot of children in Afghanistan, but little childhood.
There are a lot of children in Afghanistan, but little childhood.
Children aren't coloring books. You don't get to fill them with your favorite colors.
Children aren’t coloring books. You don’t get to fill them with your favorite colors.

8 Khaled Hosseini Quotes that Will Make You Think

“Qualities you need to get through medical school and residency: Discipline. Patience. Perseverance. A willingness to forgo sleep. A penchant for sadomasochism. Ability to weather crises of faith and self-confidence. Accept exhaustion as fact of life. Addiction to caffeine a definite plus. Unfailing optimism that the end is in sight.”

Khaled Hosseini
One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.
One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.
Not a word passes between us, not because we have nothing to say, but because we don't have to say anything.
Not a word passes between us, not because we have nothing to say, but because we don’t have to say anything.
Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.
Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.

“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.”

Khaled Hosseini
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.
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.
Time can be a greedy thing - sometimes it steals the details for itself.
Time can be a greedy thing – sometimes it steals the details for itself.
A man who has no conscience, no goodness, does not suffer.
A man who has no conscience, no goodness, does not suffer.

3 Khaled Hosseini Quotes on Education

Learn this now and learn it well. Like a compass facing north, a man’s accusing finger always finds a woman. Always. You remember that, Mariam.
Learn this now and learn it well. Like a compass facing north, a man’s accusing finger always finds a woman. Always. You remember that, Mariam.
Marriage can wait, education cannot.
Marriage can wait, education cannot.
A society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated...
A society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated…

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