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

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

Afghans cherish custom but abhor rules. And so it was with kite fighting. The rules were simple: No rules. Fly your kite. Cut the opponents. Good luck.

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

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.

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

Words were secret doorways and I held all the keys.

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

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.

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

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

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

Take two Afghans who’ve never met, put them in a room for ten minutes, and they’ll figure out how they’re related.

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

Because when spring comes, it melts the snow one flake at a time.

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

There’s no monster… just a beautiful day.

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

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

Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

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