Quotes – “Kite Runner”

18 08 2007

“For you, a thousand times over.”

“Looking back now, I realize I have been peeking into that deserted alley for the last twenty-six years.”

“John Wayne didn’t speak Farsi and he wasn’t Iranian. He was American, … ”

“Children aren’t coloring books. You don’t get to fill them with your favorite colors.”

“He walked like he was afraid to leave behind footsteps. He moved as if not to stir the air around him.”




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12 11 2007

“… I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded, not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering it things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.”

from The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini pg. 359

1 12 2007
That guy

“The problem, of course, was that Baba saw the world in black and white. And he got to decide what was black and what was white. You can’t love a person who lives that way without fearing him too. Maybe even hating him a little.” (p. 15 — Baba is his father)

2 12 2007

“I’d sooner ear dirt,” he said with a look of indignation.

“Really, you’d do that?”

He threw me a puzzled look, “ Do what?”

“Eat dirt if I told you to”, I said

“If you asked, I would”, he finally said, looking right at me, I dropped my eyes

10 12 2009


1 01 2008

but before you sacrifice yourself for him think about this would he do the same for you?

9 05 2009

“This isn’t you, Amir, part of me said. You’re gutless. It’s how you were made. And that’s not such a bad thing because your saving grace is that you’ve never lied to yourself about it. Not about that. Nothing wrong with cowardice as long as it comes with prudence. But when a coward stops remembering who he is… God help him.” (p.275)

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