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100 Khaled's Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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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.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: Sometimes, Soraya Sleeping next to me, I lay in bed and listened to the screen
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 Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: It's a funny thing ... but people mostly have it backward. They think they live
Father used to say it's wrong to hurt even bad people. Because they don't know any better, and because bad people sometimes become good." "NotKhaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: Father used to say it's wrong to hurt even bad people. Because they don't know
Like a compass needle that points north, a man's accusing finger always finds a woman. Always.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: Like a compass needle that points north, a man's accusing finger always finds a woman.
I grew up with some kind of storytelling instinct, and when I write, my default setting is to find a story and then to tell it. It's the only way I know how to write.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: I grew up with some kind of storytelling instinct, and when I write, my default
That night, Zalmai wakes up coughing. Before Laila can move, Tariq swings his legs over the side of the bed. He straps on his prosthesis and walks over to Zalmai, lifts him up into his arms. From the bed, Laila watches Tariq's shape moving back and forth in the darkness. She sees the outline of Zalmai's head on his shoulder, the knot of his hands at Tariq's neck, his small feet bouncing by Tariq's hip.
When Tariq comes back to bed, neither of them says anything. Laila reaches over and touches his face. Tariq's cheeks are wet.
Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: That night, Zalmai wakes up coughing. Before Laila can move, Tariq swings his legs over
Let's fly," he said.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: Let's fly," he said.
Mariam kept her eyes to the ground, on her shadow, on her executioner's shadow trailing her.
Though there had been moments of beauty in it, Mariam knew that life for the most part had been unkind to her. But as she walked the final twenty paces, she could not help but wish for more of it. She wished she could she Leila again, wished to hear the clangour of her laugh, ...

Mariam wished for so much in those final moments.
Yet as she closed her eyes, it was not regret any longer but a sensation of abundant peace that washed over her. She thought of her entry into this world, the harami child of a lowly villager, an unintended thing, a pitiable, regrettable accident. A weed. And yet she was leaving the world as a woman who has loved and been loved back. She was leaving it as a friend, a companion, a guardian. A mother. A person of consequence at last.
This was a legitimate end to a life of illegitimate beginnings."
--A Thousand Splendid Suns
Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: Mariam kept her eyes to the ground, on her shadow, on her executioner's shadow trailing
For a novelist, it's kind of an onerous burden to represent an entire culture.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: For a novelist, it's kind of an onerous burden to represent an entire culture.
Here is what I do on the first day of snowfall every year: I step out of the house early in the morning, still in my pajamas, hugging my arms against the chill. I find the driveway, my father's car, the walls, the trees, the rooftops, and the hills buried under a foot of snow. I smile. The sky is seamless and blue, the snow so white my eyes burn. I shovel a handful of the fresh snow into my mouth, listen to the muffled stillness broken only by the cawing of crows. I walk down the front steps, barefoot, and call for Hassan to come out and see.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: Here is what I do on the first day of snowfall every year: I step
I've crossed paths since with men like him. I wish I could say differently. But I have. And what I have learned is that you dig a little and you find they're all the same, give or take. Some are more polished, granted. They may come with a little bit of charm
Or a lot
and that can fool you. But really they're all unhappy little boys sloshing around in their own rage. They feel wronged. They haven't been given their due. No one loved them enough. Of course they expect you to love them. They want to be held, rocked, reassured. But it's a mistake to give it to them. They can't accept it. They can't accept the very thing they're needing. They end up hating you for it. And it never ends because they can't hate you enough. It never ends
the misery, the apologies, the promises, the reneging, the wretchedness of it all. My first husband was like that.
Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: I've crossed paths since with men like him. I wish I could say differently. But
Can I ask what you're reading?" ... She turned the book so the cover faced me. Wuthering Heights. "Have you read it?" She said. I nodded. I could feel the pulsating beat of my heart behind my eyes. "It's a sad story." "Sad stories make good books," She said. "They do.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: Can I ask what you're reading?" ... She turned the book so the cover faced
For instance, I'm in Beverly Hills right now at a hotel. I told myself, "Man, it's so beautiful out here. If I ever moved to L.A., I would probably want to buy a house in Beverly Hills." The thing is, once I leave Beverly Hills, [I realize] there's no bodegas in Beverly Hills. Once I leave L.A. and go back to Miami or if I go visit New York, it's like, "Oh man, there's the bodega." What I'm saying is that you can't forget the reality. Sometimes people take success and forget about reality.DJ Khaled Khaled's Sayings By DJ Khaled: For instance, I'm in Beverly Hills right now at a hotel. I told myself, "Man,
Once, when I was little, I asked her if she'd cried when my father had fallen to his death.
At the funeral? I mean, the burial?
No, I did not.
Because you weren't sad?
Because it was nobody's business if I was.
Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: Once, when I was little, I asked her if she'd cried when my father had
soon after we arrived in the U.S., Baba started grumbling about American flies. He'd sit at the kitchen table with his flyswatter, watch the flies darting from wall to wall, buzzing here, buzzing there, harried and rushed. "In this country, even flies are pressed for time," he'd groan.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: soon after we arrived in the U.S., Baba started grumbling about American flies. He'd sit
The truth is that no one who hasn't actually experienced the senseless chaos and violence of combat can possibly understand it, but those who have and who try to explain it to the rest of us are offering us a precious gift: a part of their soul that's been scorched in the flames of Hell. It's a little like trying to describe music to the deaf or color to the blind ... to make the irrational somewhat sensible, which is always confusing and frustrating, and ultimately futile.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: The truth is that no one who hasn't actually experienced the senseless chaos and violence
I brought Hassan's son from Afghanistan to America, lifting him from the certainty of turmoil and dropping him in a turmoil of uncertaintyKhaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: I brought Hassan's son from Afghanistan to America, lifting him from the certainty of turmoil
I remember how I would eye with envy all the kids in our neighborhood, in my school, who had a little brother or sister. How bewildered I was by the way some of them treated each other, oblivious to their own good luck. They acted like wild dogs. Pinching, hitting, pushing, betraying one another any way they could think of. Laughing about it too. They wouldn't speak to one another. I didn't understand. Me, I spent most of my early years craving a sibling. What I really wished I had was a twin, someone who'd cried next to me in the crib, slept beside me, fed from Mother's breast with me. Someone to love helplessly and totally, and in whose face I could always find myself.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: I remember how I would eye with envy all the kids in our neighborhood, in
He loathed Jimmy Carter, whom he called a "big-toothed cretin." In 1980, when we were still in Kabul, the U.S. announced it would be boycotting the Olympic Games in Moscow. "Wah wah!" Baba exclaimed with disgust. "Brezhnev is massacring Afghans and all that peanut eater can say is I won't come swim in your pool.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: He loathed Jimmy Carter, whom he called a "big-toothed cretin." In 1980, when we were
Then I think of all the tricks, all the minutes all the hours and days and weeks and months and years waiting for me. All of it without them. And I can't breathe then, like someone's stepping on my heart, Laila. So weak I just want to collapse somewhere.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: Then I think of all the tricks, all the minutes all the hours and days
- She studies mathematics at the Sorbonne.
...
- Perhaps it's her way of rebelling. You know a thing or two about rebellion, I think.
- Yes, but I did it in the proper way. I drank and smoked and took lovers. Who rebells with mathematics?
Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: - She studies mathematics at the Sorbonne. ... - Perhaps it's her way of rebelling.
There's nothing easy about writing. It's always difficult. It's always a struggle.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: There's nothing easy about writing. It's always difficult. It's always a struggle.
For the first time since we had crossed the border, I felt like I was back. After all these years, I was home again, standing on the soil of my ancestors. I sat against one of the house's clay walls. The kinship I felt suddenly for the old land ... it surprised me. I'd been gone long enough to forget and be forgotten. I had a home in a land that might as well be in another galaxy to the people sleeping on the other side of the wall I leaned against. I thought I had forgotten about this land. But I handn't. And, under the bony glow of a half-moon, I sensed [the land] humming under my feet. Maybe [it] hand't forgotten me either.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: For the first time since we had crossed the border, I felt like I was
Khaled, my first teacher, was the kind of man who carried his past in the temple fires of his eyes, and fed the flames with pieces of his broken heart. I've known men like Khaled in prisons, on battlefields, and in the dens where smugglers, mercenaries, and other exiles meet. They all have certain characteristics in common. They're tough, because there's a kind of toughness that's found in the worst sorrow. They're honest, because the truth of what happened to them won't let them lie. They're angry, because they can't forget the past or forgive it. And they're lonely. Most of us pretend, with greater or lesser success, that the minute we live in is something we can share. But the past for every one of us is a desert island; and those like Khaled, who find themselves marooned there, are always alone.Gregory David Roberts Khaled's Sayings By Gregory David Roberts: Khaled, my first teacher, was the kind of man who carried his past in the
It's a half bridge, really, as only four of its original arches remain. It ends midway across the river. Like it reached, tried to reunite with, the other side and fell short.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: It's a half bridge, really, as only four of its original arches remain. It ends
It's a very nice kind of quasi-fame being a writer, because you remain largely anonymous and you can have a private life, which I really cherish. I don't like to be in the public light all that much. I don't crave the whole fame thing at all.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: It's a very nice kind of quasi-fame being a writer, because you remain largely anonymous
If America taught me anything, it's that quitting is right up there with pissing in the Girl Scouts' lemonade jar.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: If America taught me anything, it's that quitting is right up there with pissing in
Kind words dispel clouds of fear like the moonlight's smile on water.Khaled Talib Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Talib: Kind words dispel clouds of fear like the moonlight's smile on water.
Laila has moved on. Because in the end she knows that's all she can do. That and hope.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: Laila has moved on. Because in the end she knows that's all she can do.
She suddenly realizes that she may not know how to live without Masooma. She doesn't know if she can. How will she bear the days when Masooma's absence feels like a far heavier burden than her presence ever had? How will she learn to tread around the edges of the big gaping hole where Masooma had once been?Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: She suddenly realizes that she may not know how to live without Masooma. She doesn't
Economic chasm between people is something that is of interest to me. And something that I used to write about even as a child. It's something I've revisited a few times in my writings.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: Economic chasm between people is something that is of interest to me. And something that
It would be erroneous to say Sohrab was quiet. 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.
Sohrab's silence wasn't the self imposed silence of those with convictions, of protesters who seek to speak their cause by not speaking at all. It was the silence of one who has taken cover in a dark place, curled up all the edges and tucked them under.
Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: It would be erroneous to say Sohrab was quiet. Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is
Of you ask me for more. It's late, and we have a long day of travel ahead of us, Pari, you and I. You will need your sleep tonight. And you too, Abdullah.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: Of you ask me for more. It's late, and we have a long day of
The Taliban's acts of cultural vandalism - the most infamous being the destruction of the giant Bamiyan Buddhas - had a devastating effect on Afghan culture and the artistic scene. The Taliban burned countless films, VCRs, music tapes, books, and paintings. They jailed filmmakers, musicians, painters, and sculptors.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: The Taliban's acts of cultural vandalism - the most infamous being the destruction of the
Men are easy,' he said, fingers tapping on his mahogany desk. '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 into making you.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: Men are easy,' he said, fingers tapping on his mahogany desk. 'A man's plumbing is
I have lived a long time, and one thing I have come to see is that one is well served by a degree of both humility and charity when judging the inner workings of another person's heartKhaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: I have lived a long time, and one thing I have come to see is
I promised myself that I would talk to her before the summer was over, but schools reopened, the leaves reddened, yellowed, and fell, the rains of winter swept in and wakened Baba's joints, baby leaves sprouted once more, and I still hadn't had the heart, the dil, to even look her in the eye.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: I promised myself that I would talk to her before the summer was over, but
But the game involves only male names. Because, if it's a girl, Laila has already named herKhaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: But the game involves only male names. Because, if it's a girl, Laila has already
What was it about a season's first snowfall, Mariam wondered, that was so entrancing? Was it the chance to see something as yet unsoiled, untrodden? To catch the fleeting grace of a new season, a lovely beginning, before it was trampled and corrupted?Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: What was it about a season's first snowfall, Mariam wondered, that was so entrancing? Was
To me, it's nonsense - and very dangerous nonsense at that - all this talk of I'm Tajik and you're Pashtun and he's Hazara and she's Uzbek. We're all Afghans, and that's all that should matter. But when one group rules over the others for so long ... There's contempt. Rivalry. There is. There always has been. MaybeKhaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: To me, it's nonsense - and very dangerous nonsense at that - all this talk
All her life, Parwana had made sure to avoid standing in front of a mirror with her sister [...] But in public, every stranger's eye was a mirror. There was no escapeKhaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: All her life, Parwana had made sure to avoid standing in front of a mirror
I think that to fully appreciate baseball, it helps to have been born in the U.S.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: I think that to fully appreciate baseball, it helps to have been born in the
He's a boy, you see, and, as such, what does he care about reputation? But you? The reputation of a girl, especially one as pretty as you, is a delicate thing, Laila. Like a mynah bird in your hands. Slacken your grip and away it flies.
Fariba to her daughter Laila
Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: He's a boy, you see, and, as such, what does he care about reputation? But
Alas, Abdullah and Pari, Baba Ayub's days of happiness came to an end.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: Alas, Abdullah and Pari, Baba Ayub's days of happiness came to an end.
I know. I know. But he's always buried in those books or shuffling around the house like he's lost in some dream." "And?" "I wasn't like that." Baba sounded frustrated, almost angry. Rahim Khan laughed. "Children aren't colouring books. You don't get to fill them with your favourite colours.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: I know. I know. But he's always buried in those books or shuffling around the
Crazy moment!! When you suddenly laughed because you remember something funny and then realised that strangers were lookin at you weirdly (why the hell he's laughin) and immediately you changed your expression to serious.Khaled Besrour Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Besrour: Crazy moment!! When you suddenly laughed because you remember something funny and then realised that
I watched Baba's car pull away from the curb, taking with it the person whose first spoken word had been my name.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: I watched Baba's car pull away from the curb, taking with it the person whose
When the Taliban had found the paintings, Tariq said, they'd taken offence at the birds' long bare legs. After they'd tied the cousin's feet and flogged his soles bloody, they had presented him with a choice: Either destroy the paintings or make the flamingos decent. So the cousin had picked up his brush and painted trousers on every last bird. "And there you have it, Islamic flamingos," - "But he'll have the last laugh, the cousin," Tariq said. " He painted those trousers with watercolour. When the Taliban are gone he'll just wash them off.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: When the Taliban had found the paintings, Tariq said, they'd taken offence at the birds'
Was there happiness at the end [of the movie], they wanted to know.
If someone were to ask me today whether the story of Hassan, Sohrab, and me ends with happiness, I wouldn't know what to say.
Does anybody's?
After all, life is not a Hindi movie. Zendagi migzara, Afghans like to say: Life goes on, undmindful of beginning, en, kamyab, nah-kam, crisis or catharsis, moving forward like a slow, dusty caravan of kochis.
Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: Was there happiness at the end [of the movie], they wanted to know.If someone were
It is Israel that must recognize Palestine's rights. We cannot believe in empty statements, twiddle our thumbs and watch our children getting killed. Israel must end occupation and aggression, and our actions won't take much longer after that.Khaled Mashal Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Mashal: It is Israel that must recognize Palestine's rights. We cannot believe in empty statements, twiddle
We'd each roll to our side of the bed and let our own savior take us away. Soraya's was sleep. Mine, as always, was a book.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: We'd each roll to our side of the bed and let our own savior take
I missed you."
There was a pause. Then Tariq turned to her with a half-grinning, half-grimacing look of distaste. "What's the matter with you?"
How many times had she, Hasina, and Giti said those same three words to each other, Laila wondered, said it without hesitation, after only two or three days of not seeing each other? I missed you, Hasina. Oh, I missed you too. In Tariq's grimace, Laila learned that boys differed from girls in this regard. They didn't make a show of friendship. They felt no urge, no need, for this sort of talk. Laila imagined it had been this way for her brothers too. Boys, Laila came to see, treated friendship the way they treated the sun: its existence undisputed; its radiance best enjoyed, not beheld directly.
"I was trying to annoy you," she said.
He gave her a sidelong glance. "It worked."
But she thought his grimace softened. And she thought that maybe the sunburn on his cheeks deepened momentarily.
Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: I missed you."There was a pause. Then Tariq turned to her with a half-grinning, half-grimacing
The U.S. alleges it wants to democratize [the Middle East] whilst it seeks to reverse election results not legally or through polls, but by force, fostering chaos and supporting, financing and arming the corrupt.Khaled Mashal Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Mashal: The U.S. alleges it wants to democratize [the Middle East] whilst it seeks to reverse
My memories of Kabul are vastly different than the way it is when I go there now. My memories are of the final years before everything changed. When I grew up in Kabul, it couldn't be mistaken for Beirut or Tehran, as it was still in a country that's essentially religious and conservative, but it was suprisingly progressive and liberal.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: My memories of Kabul are vastly different than the way it is when I go
Titanic city" was born.
It's the song, they said.
No, the sea, the luxury, the ship.
It's the sex, they whispered.
Leo, said Aziza sheepishly. It's all about Leo.
"Everybody wants Jack," Laila said to Mariam. That's what it is. Everybody wants Jack to rescue them from disaster.
Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: Titanic city" was born.It's the song, they said.No, the sea, the luxury, the ship.It's the
I think the key is - other icons told me this - you don't have to chase the money. The money is going to chase you. That's part of success. That's part of the blessings.DJ Khaled Khaled's Sayings By DJ Khaled: I think the key is - other icons told me this - you don't have
The writer's silent mind is a period of intermission before orchestrating a symphony of words.Khaled Talib Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Talib: The writer's silent mind is a period of intermission before orchestrating a symphony of words.
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.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: A man's heart is a wretched, wretched thing. It isn't like a mother's womb. It
Theft is the one unforgivable sin, the one common denominator of all sins. 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. There is no act more wretched then stealing.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: Theft is the one unforgivable sin, the one common denominator of all sins. When you
I have a particular disdain for Islamic extremism, and of course, in both 'The Kite Runner' and 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' that's obvious.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: I have a particular disdain for Islamic extremism, and of course, in both 'The Kite
She said there was comfort to be found in the permanence of mathematical truths, in the lack of arbitrariness and the absence of ambiguity. In knowing that the answers may be elusive, but they could be found. They were there, waiting, chalk scribbles away. "Nothing like life, in other words," he said. "There, it's questions with either no answers or messy ones.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: She said there was comfort to be found in the permanence of mathematical truths, in
EB: Perhaps it's her way of rebelling. You know a thing or two about rebellion, I think.
NW: Yes, but I did it the proper way. I drank and smoked and took lovers. Who rebels with mathematics?
Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: EB: Perhaps it's her way of rebelling. You know a thing or two about rebellion,
She had this laugh. I swear it's why I married her, Laila, for that laugh! It bulldozed you. You stood no chance against it.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: She had this laugh. I swear it's why I married her, Laila, for that laugh!
It was only a smile, nothing more. It didn't make everything all right. It didn't make ANYTHING all right. Only a smile. A tiny thing. A leaf in the woods, shaking in the wake of a startled bird's flight. But I'll take it. With open arms. Because when spring comes, it melts the snow one flake at a time, and maybe I just witnessed the first flake melting. - AmirKhaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: It was only a smile, nothing more. It didn't make everything all right. It didn't
I spent a lot of winters in my childhood flying kites with my brother, with my cousins, with friends in the neighborhood. It's what we did in the winter. Schools close down. There was not much to do.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: I spent a lot of winters in my childhood flying kites with my brother, with
When she spoke, he rested his elbows on the table and leaned in a bit toward her, listening with great interest, both smiling and frowning, never lifting his eyes from her. It's a show, Pari told herself, he's only pretending. A polished act, something he trotted out for women, something he had chosen to do now on the spur of the moment, to toy with her awhile and amuse himself at her expense.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: When she spoke, he rested his elbows on the table and leaned in a bit
It's like describing music. He cannot bring it to life.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: It's like describing music. He cannot bring it to life.
There is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft. When you kill a man, you steal a life ... you steal his wife's right to a husband, rob his children of a ather. When you tell a lie, you steal someone's right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness ... there is no act more wretched than stealing.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: There is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is
Every album I make big records. I'm going to always make an anthem. That's what I do.DJ Khaled Khaled's Sayings By DJ Khaled: Every album I make big records. I'm going to always make an anthem. That's what
I've been told, and I think I recognize it, that there's a cinematic quality to my writing, with a sense of image and place and scene - and, some would say, my tendency to finish my books the way Hollywood finishes its films.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: I've been told, and I think I recognize it, that there's a cinematic quality to
When Aziza first spotted Mariam in the morning, her eyes always sprang open, and she began mewling and squirming in her mother's grip. She thrust her arms toward Mariam, demanding to be held, her tiny hands opening and closing urgently, on her face a look of both adoration and quivering anxiety ...
"Why have you pinned your little heart to an old, ugly hag like me?" Mariam would murmur into Aziza's hair ... "What have I got to give you?"
But Aziza only muttered contentedly and dug her face in deeper. And when she did that, Mariam swooned. Her eyes watered. Her heart took flight. And she marveled at how, after all these years of rattling loose, she had found in this little creature the first true connection in her life of false, failed connections.
Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: When Aziza first spotted Mariam in the morning, her eyes always sprang open, and she
Thought, She's your wife. My mother, we buried. But he knew to stifle those words before they cameKhaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: Thought, She's your wife. My mother, we buried. But he knew to stifle those words
Wahhabism goes and takes elements from the Islamic tradition that are most oppressive of women, and highlights and enlarges them and makes them the whole of Islam. In my view, that's a clear corruption of the Islamic tradition.Khaled Abou El Fadl Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Abou El Fadl: Wahhabism goes and takes elements from the Islamic tradition that are most oppressive of women,
And that's the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: And that's the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else
Mammy was soon asleep, leaving Laila with dueling emotions: reassured that Mammy meant to live on, stung that she was not the reason. She would never leave her mark on Mammy's heart the way her brothers had, because Mammy's heart was like a pallid beach where Laila's footprints would forever wash away beneath the waves of sorrow that swelled and crashed, swelled and crashed.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: Mammy was soon asleep, leaving Laila with dueling emotions: reassured that Mammy meant to live
Sometimes the shifting of rocks is deep, deep below, and it's powerful and scary down there, but that all we feel on the surface is a slight tremor. Only a slight tremor.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: Sometimes the shifting of rocks is deep, deep below, and it's powerful and scary down
I bring good tidings to our beloved Prophet Muhammad: Allah's promise and the Prophet's prophecy of our victory in Palestine over the Jews and over the oppressive Zionists has begun to come true.Khaled Mashal Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Mashal: I bring good tidings to our beloved Prophet Muhammad: Allah's promise and the Prophet's prophecy
When I do overcome my fear - what's going to happen is that I'm going to want a plane.DJ Khaled Khaled's Sayings By DJ Khaled: When I do overcome my fear - what's going to happen is that I'm going
As an Egyptian, I was always frustrated, just like many young Egyptians, of the situation in the country. And to a large extent, we didn't know what could we do. And looking at Khaled's photo after his death; basically I just felt that we are all Khaled Said.Wael Ghonim Khaled's Sayings By Wael Ghonim: As an Egyptian, I was always frustrated, just like many young Egyptians, of the situation
Want it, and that's why I'm going to Khaled and Idriss - because I don't feel sorry for any of it, and I don't regret a thing. I'm cold inside, Lin. I like people, and I like things, but I don't love any of them - not even myself - and I don't really care about them. And, you know, the strange thing is, I don't really wish that I did care.Gregory David Roberts Khaled's Sayings By Gregory David Roberts: Want it, and that's why I'm going to Khaled and Idriss - because I don't
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.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: She wished she could visit Mariam's grave, to sit with her awhile, leave a flower
At times , he didn't understand the meaning of the Koran's words . But he said he liked the enhancing sounds the arabic words made as they rolled off his tongue . He said they comforted him , eased his heart . "They'll comfort you too . Mrariam jo , " he said . "You can summon then in your time of your need , and they won't fail you . God's words will never betray you , my girl . (pg.17)Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: At times , he didn't understand the meaning of the Koran's words . But he
I know that I've been put on this Earth to make people happy, to inspire people, and to uplift people. That's a beautiful thing.DJ Khaled Khaled's Sayings By DJ Khaled: I know that I've been put on this Earth to make people happy, to inspire
It's wrong to hurt even bad people. Because they don't know any better, and because bad people sometimes become good.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: It's wrong to hurt even bad people. Because they don't know any better, and because
In the passenger seat, Nahil is all questions. Was Kabul safe? How was the food? Did he [Idris] get sick? Did he take pictures and videos of everything? He does his best. He describes for her the shell-blasted schools, the squatters living in roofless buildings, the beggars, the mud, the fickle electricity, but it's like describing music. He cannot bring it to life. Kabul's vivid, arresting details
the bodybuilding gym amid the rubble, for instance, a painting of Schwarzenegger on the window. Such details escape him now, and his descriptions sound to him generic, insipid, like those of an ordinary AP story.
Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: In the passenger seat, Nahil is all questions. Was Kabul safe? How was the food?
Listening to them, I realized how much of who I was, what I was, had been defined by Baba and the marks he had left on people's lives. My whole life, I had been "Baba's son." Now he was gone. Baba couldn't show me the way anymore; I'd have to find it on my own. The thought of it terrified me.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: Listening to them, I realized how much of who I was, what I was, had
In the end, the world always wins. That's just the way of things.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: In the end, the world always wins. That's just the way of things.
And despite the eyeliner, and the lipstick that defines her lips, she has a face now that a passerby's gaze will engage and then bounce from, as it would a street sign or a mailbox number. ...this is what aging is...Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: And despite the eyeliner, and the lipstick that defines her lips, she has a face
Children s are not the coloring books where you can fill your favorite colorsKhaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: Children s are not the coloring books where you can fill your favorite colors
Usually in films, when Muslims pray, it's either before or after they've blown something up.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: Usually in films, when Muslims pray, it's either before or after they've blown something up.
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.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: A man's plumbing is like his mind: simple, very few surprises. You ladies, on the
A. I want my readers to remember a book of mine after they've turned the last page, partly so they will want to read more from me, but also because I want them to feel that reading it was well worth their time. I guess I want a book that I write to be more than entertainment that is enjoyable for the moment but forgettable as the months go by. I don't make a conscious effort to craft quotable prose when I write, but I do endeavor to pose questions and suggest insights that speak across the pages into a reader's life. For me, that translates into a good reason for having read the book. I always remember a book more fully and longer if I've been so emotionally tugged that I find myself highlighting phrases I don't want to forget. And I usually can't wait for that author's next book! Khaled Hosseini's books are always like that for me. Q.Susan Meissner Khaled's Sayings By Susan Meissner: A. I want my readers to remember a book of mine after they've turned the
Then Kabul's dogs, who had developed a taste for human meat, would feast. AllKhaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: Then Kabul's dogs, who had developed a taste for human meat, would feast. All
One of my favorite songs is by Mavado. The song is called "Progress." It's something that I work out to every day. Progress is definitely the answer.DJ Khaled Khaled's Sayings By DJ Khaled: One of my favorite songs is by Mavado. The song is called "Progress." It's something
He's a doctor," Timur says. "Ah? It must be shocking for you, then. This hospital.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: He's a doctor," Timur says. "Ah? It must be shocking for you, then. This hospital.
It's a dangerous business, making promises to kids.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: It's a dangerous business, making promises to kids.
Women are like necktie she's smother the man, but she make him stylishKhaled Naili Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Naili: Women are like necktie she's smother the man, but she make him stylish
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.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: The things that have always drawn me to the craft of writing is character, it's
Laila sees something behind this young girl's eyes, something deep in her core, that neither Rasheed nor the Taliban will be able to break. something as hard and unyielding as a block of limestone. Something that, in the end, will be her undoing and Laila's salvation.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: Laila sees something behind this young girl's eyes, something deep in her core, that neither
That was a long time ago, but 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.Khaled Hosseini Khaled's Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: That was a long time ago, but it's wrong what they say about the past,