All of the quotes in this post are from the book The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini. :]
It's one of my all time favorite books.Song of the Day:"Dream Life, Life," Colbie Caillat 01.
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.
Children aren't coloring books. You don't get to fill them with your favorite colors.
-Rahim Khan 03.
That's the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.
That was a little unsettling, but also sort of comfortable to have someone who always knew what you needed.
There would be some pain, but life would move on. I wanted that, to move on, to forget, to start with a clean slate. I wanted to be able to breathe again.
It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime.
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.
What was the old saying about the bad penny? My past was like that, always turning up.
I hope you will heed this: A man who has no conscience, no goodness, does not suffer.
-Rahim Khan 10.
And that, I believe, is what true redemption is, Amir jan, when guilt leads to good.
-Rahim Khan 11.
A sorrow as black as the night outside invades me, and I feel my throat clamping. I need air.
Perspective was a luxury when your head was constantly buzzing with a swarm of demons.
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.
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.
For you, a thousand times over.
-Hassan & Amir
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