Art, Food for Thought

10 Quotes of Khaled Hosseini that will compel you to read his books

I have read many writers.
Some brilliantly comprehend how pain,demands to be felt.Some subtly say how careless words only make people love you less.
But none had made me ponder over the thought,that indeed,
Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.

Literature couldn’t have been more brilliant,than this.
These are lines from Hosseini’s books,that will force you to rise from your chair,go to the nearest bookstore,and fetch one of his books.



1.“I suspect the truth is that we are waiting,all of us, against insurmountable odds, for something extraordinary to happen to us.”
―  And the Mountains Echoed




2.“And that’s the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.”
The Kite Runner



3.“A woman who will be like a rock in a riverbed, enduring without complaint, her grace not sullied but shaped by the turbulence that washes          over her.”
 A Thousand Splendid Suns



4.“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.”
―  The Kite Runner



5.“She said, ‘I’m so afraid.’ And I said, ‘why?,’ and she said, ‘Because I’m so profoundly happy, Dr. Rasul. Happiness like this is frightening.’ I asked her why and she said, ‘They only let you be this happy if they’re preparing to take something from you.”
―  The Kite Runner


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6.“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 Thousand Splendid Suns



7.“One time, when I was very little, I climbed a tree and ate these green, sour apples. My stomach swelled and became hard like a drum, it hurt a lot. Mother said that if I’d just waited for the apples to ripen, I wouldn’t have become sick. So now, whenever I really want something, I try to remember what she said about the apples.”
―  The Kite Runner



8.“Perhaps this is just punishment for those who have been heartless, to understand only when nothing can be undone.”
―  A Thousand Splendid Suns




9.“You say you felt a presence, but I only sensed an absence. A vague pain without a source. I was like a patient who cannot tell the doctor where it hurts, only that it does.”
―  And the Mountains Echoed



10.“It always hurts more to have and lose than to not have in the first place.”
The Kite Runner


Go,fetch them all.
And have the time of your life.


P.S-This is for you Khalid Hosseini,A thousand times over.

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