Ruth Ahmed Famous Quotes & Sayings

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37 Ruth Ahmed Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Ruth Ahmed Sayings: I said I love you about a million times. Maybe not the actual words, but I said I love you about a million times. Maybe not the actual words, but in every other way.
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Ruth Ahmed Sayings: My heart was in my mouth. I realised that I had no desire to know My heart was in my mouth. I realised that I had no desire to know any more about her past. What was behind her made me feel sick, petrified. Only the future mattered now.
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Ruth Ahmed Sayings: 9/11 forced us to build another identity, to look deep and say who are we 9/11 forced us to build another identity, to look deep and say who are we and what do we believe and is killing in the name of Islam part of that religion?

No. No. No.
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Ruth Ahmed Sayings: They say some couples are joined in heaven, and on Earth they look for their They say some couples are joined in heaven, and on Earth they look for their partner soul to be with.

I knew I had found mine in her. And who can fight heaven?
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Ruth Ahmed Sayings: Honour and I would have to create our world, live by our own rules. My Honour and I would have to create our world, live by our own rules. My family wasn't ready for her just yet.

I didn't know if they ever would be.
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Ruth Ahmed Sayings: The sadness began later, in waves as crushing as the contractions had been, The sadness began later, in waves as crushing as the contractions had been,
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: I wanted my eternity in carbon molecules, in being part of the trees, the sky, I wanted my eternity in carbon molecules, in being part of the trees, the sky, air itself
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: There is something so special in the early leaves drifting from the trees - as There is something so special in the early leaves drifting from the trees - as if we are all to be allowed a chance to peel, to refresh, to start again.
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: The fire within her, and her soul, were eclipsing my own. The fire within her, and her soul, were eclipsing my own.
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: Honour looked so much like a child herself, confined to bed, a white nightgown, like Honour looked so much like a child herself, confined to bed, a white nightgown, like one of those maudlin Victorian dolls. Her cheeks were red, like someone had painted them, but I knew it was from rubbing, wiping away her melancholy.
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: I steadied by guitar against the table, and steadied myself with it.And forgot every rule I steadied by guitar against the table, and steadied myself with it.

And forgot every rule I had ever known.
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: My father then presented Honour with a cheque,"This is from our family for you, only My father then presented Honour with a cheque,

"This is from our family for you, only you. Put it in a bank and if my son ever treats you badly, use this to leave the idiot," he said.

I was laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes.

The haque mehr was traditionally given to the bride on the wedding day by the groom, it was an amount that would be hers for her lifetime to keep in case things went wrong and she needed to stand on her own two feet.

Dad had done his little trickery, and in his head and everyone else's, we had done all that was required from a nikah.
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: Ruby clapped her hands in glee and gave a comedic wiggle of her head, Bollywood Ruby clapped her hands in glee and gave a comedic wiggle of her head, Bollywood style.

I know the song now, can even sing it, but back then all I heard was the verdant Punjabi, the striking primary colours of the five rivers, the intricate history of a complex land.
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: Her voice was erudite, interesting; the voice of someone who straddled two cultures with a Her voice was erudite, interesting; the voice of someone who straddled two cultures with a surety and style that I wished my boyfriend could find. She was smart, funny, and, above all, completely capable of controlling her life and what happened to it.
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: The drugs took over and she fell asleep then.Only her face was visible, the medical The drugs took over and she fell asleep then.
Only her face was visible, the medical equipment acting as some hideous hijab for her.
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: I needed a fresh start, away from the memories that we had made for him, I needed a fresh start, away from the memories that we had made for him, away from the home that didn't feel like my own anymore.

Away from the people that had been ready to welcome him.

Away from Honour and Ali.
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: There was a time when I was lucky enough to believe that 'There's this girl There was a time when I was lucky enough to believe that 'There's this girl in Pakistan' would be the worst five words that Al ever said to me. Years later, they would be totally eclipsed by 'They can't find a heartbeat'.
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: As the days dwindled towards the end of the week I knew only one thing: As the days dwindled towards the end of the week I knew only one thing: I couldn't return to our old life.

Haroon had taken Honour and Al with him,
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: He looked straight at me and winked. On anyone else it would have looked ridiculous He looked straight at me and winked. On anyone else it would have looked ridiculous - 1996 had moved beyond the language of winking at girls.
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: Honour, in her modern self-confidence, had grown up never having to face actual raw, passionate, Honour, in her modern self-confidence, had grown up never having to face actual raw, passionate, drop-down-dead-hostility. She didn't really understand what was going to happen,
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: The evening that Al and I met became the night that we met. By the The evening that Al and I met became the night that we met. By the time we fell asleep at daybreak we were different people
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: I had to be an adult, be a father without a son, so for one I had to be an adult, be a father without a son, so for one last moment I needed to be a son who needed his mother.
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: Five words that were the hardest words I would ever have to say,Five pillars of Five words that were the hardest words I would ever have to say,
Five pillars of my faith that couldn't save him that day.
Five rivers, the Panj Aab, that didn't flow through his veins.
Five minutes that changed our world forever.
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: The alternatives in my life went through my mind. Unemployed, alone, despairing, watching daytime TV. The alternatives in my life went through my mind. Unemployed, alone, despairing, watching daytime TV. That couldn't end well.

Or helping people, like genuinely making a difference. Imagine waking up and doing that every day?
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: People don't really change, they just adapt to circumstances. People don't really change, they just adapt to circumstances.
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: Are you happy?' she asked.'Honour... I've been happy since the moment I met you. Are you happy?' she asked.
'Honour... I've been happy since the moment I met you.
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: It was things like that I remembered about Ruby, the incongruity, the struggle to find It was things like that I remembered about Ruby, the incongruity, the struggle to find herself.

No matter what she wore though she was always Ruby, always herself.
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: Do you have a girlfriend?''No,' I said quickly.Deny Honour again. Peter only denied Jesus three Do you have a girlfriend?'
'No,' I said quickly.

Deny Honour again. Peter only denied Jesus three times. I must have denied Honour like three thousand times.
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: I would find tiny flowers left by somebody else, and I would know Honour had I would find tiny flowers left by somebody else, and I would know Honour had been to London. I only felt a bit sad she hadn't let me know and met up with me.

She didn't mention anything when I went to Kent at the weekends either.

It was what it was.
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: I drank in his smell, I'd missed him so much more than I'd realised. Despite I drank in his smell, I'd missed him so much more than I'd realised. Despite dreaming of him every night, besides my secret habit of writing Honour Hussain in curled scripts on every scrap piece of paper, I surprised myself by how much I needed him.
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: Do you ever look up at the stars and try to contemplate the ends of Do you ever look up at the stars and try to contemplate the ends of the universe?
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: I closed my eyes tightly and hoped that love was enough. I closed my eyes tightly and hoped that love was enough.
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: You feel well, Ali? You have a very faraway look on your face, beta,' my You feel well, Ali? You have a very faraway look on your face, beta,' my dad said. 'Like you have left your heart behind.'

He fixed me with eyes as liquid black as mine and for a moment I felt exposed, like he could see right through me. That irrational childhood thought that he could read my mind maybe.

'What nonsense, his heart is here with his mother and his family. Tell him, Ali,' my mother said.

'Begum, this generation of boys and girls, you know how they are.' My dad never said my mother's name; she was always Begum, the generic term for 'wife'.
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: I couldn't help but think of Al's pre-ordained betrothal to Billo and of how hard I couldn't help but think of Al's pre-ordained betrothal to Billo and of how hard the match-makers had worked to find the girl beautiful enough to match this extraordinary man - this extraordinary man of mine.
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: When I was a child I burnt the back of my right hand on a When I was a child I burnt the back of my right hand on a hot iron.

I can't recall the pain, but there's an eye-shaped scar as testament to it. As a teenager I used to think it was the all seeing eye of the anti-Christ and that I was the devil incarnate. Or at least a minion.

It was my right hand, innit?

What I do remember though is my father, or Dad as we called him, abandoning the polite Abbu, telling me not to cry and to be patient because the fires of hell were seventy times hotter than the fire of the iron.
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: The fires of hell were seventy times hotter than the fires of the iron. The fires of hell were seventy times hotter than the fires of the iron.
Ruth Ahmed Sayings: Her English was sweet, an effort for her, anachronistic and unpractised. Her English was sweet, an effort for her, anachronistic and unpractised.