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Amazing Quotes from 'The Kite Runner'

Prajakta Patil
Khaled Hosseini's 'The Kite Runner' brilliantly narrates the story of a young boy, who finds himself caught amidst the war-struck Afghanistan. It is a heart-warming story about friendship, war, guilt, and sacrifices. This Penlighten post brings to you the most memorable quotes from the book.
Hosseini was inspired to write The Kite Runner after the news of Taliban's ban on kite flying in Afghanistan got to him. He was deeply affected since he had spent his whole childhood playing the sport during his childhood.
"The Kite Runner" is Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini's first book, which was published in 2003. It is a story of two young boys, Amir and Hassan, and their exceptionally strong bond.
The story revolves around their childhood in Afghanistan, a country destined to be destroyed, a friendship that blooms against all odds, the relationship between a father and a son, and about love, guilt, and sacrifices.

All in all, the story is heartwarming as well as inspiring, the reason why Penlighten has compiled all the beautiful quotes from the book.

Famous Quotes from The Kite Runner

☀ For you, a thousand times over.

☀ There is only one sin. and that is theft... when you tell a lie, you steal someone's right to the truth.

☀ It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime.
☀ It always hurts more to have and lose than to not have in the first place.

☀ There is a way to be good again.

☀ 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.

☀ A man who has no conscience, no goodness, does not suffer.
☀ In the end, the world always wins. That's just the way of things.

☀ Better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.

☀ Life is a train, get on board.

☀ Blood is a powerful thing.
☀ It's wrong to hurt even bad people. Because they don't know any better, and because bad people sometimes become good.

☀ Sad stories make good books.

☀ That's how children deal with terror, they fall asleep.
☀ Some days, I listen to that clock ticking in the hallway. Then I think of all the ticks, all the minutes, all the hours and days and weeks and months and years waiting for me. All of it without you. And I can't breathe then, like someone's stepping on my heart. I get so weak. So weak I just want to collapse somewhere.
☀ I want to tear myself from this place, from this reality, rise up like a cloud and float away, melt into this humid summer night and dissolve somewhere far, over the hills.

☀ In Kabul, hot running water had been like fathers, a rare commodity.

☀ I think he loved us equally, but differently.

☀ After all, life is not a Hindi movie.
☀ About clichés. Avoid them like the plague.

☀ God has granted you a special talent. It's now your duty to hone that talent, because a person who wastes his God-given talents is a donkey.
☀ Nothing wrong with cowardice as long as it comes with prudence. But when a coward stops remembering who he is... God help him.

☀ Air grew heavy, damp, almost solid. I was breathing bricks.

☀ Happiness like this is frightening....they only let you be this happy if they're preparing to take something away from you.
☀ Awake. And alone with demons of my own.

☀ Lifting him from the certainty of turmoil and dropping him in a turmoil of uncertainty.

☀ I know that in the end, God will forgive me. He will forgive your father, me, and you too. I hope you can do the same. Forgive your father if you can. Forgive me if you wish. But most important, forgive yourself.
☀ Love is a delicate thing that needs to be cosseted and protected. Love is not robust and love is not unyielding. Love can crumble under a few harsh words, or be tossed away with a handful of careless actions. Love isn't a steadfast dog at all; love is more like a pygmy mouse lemur.
☀ Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it.

☀ After all, didn't all fathers in their secret hearts harbor a desire to kill their sons?

☀ But even when he wasn't around, he was.
☀ 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.
☀ Words were secret doorways and I held all the keys.

☀ And that, I believe, is what true redemption is, Amir Jan, when guilt leads to good.

☀ That was when I learned that, in America, you don't reveal the ending of the movie, and if you do, you will be scorned and made to apologize profusely for having committed the sin of Spoiling the End.
☀ A boy who won't stand up for himself becomes a man who can't stand up to anything.

☀ It's a dangerous business, making promises to kids.

☀ There is a God, there always had been.
After it was published, The Kite Runner was the number one New York Times best-seller for almost two years. The book is a must-read for anyone who enjoys a beautifully written, heart-touching story.