9 Quotes from the Critically Acclaimed Novel ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’

On this day, over 14 years ago, A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini was released. To celebrate this compelling novel that focuses on the role of women in modern Afghan society, here are nine quotes that you should know.

On this day, over 14 years ago, A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, the same author who brought us The Kite Runner, was released. To celebrate this compelling novel that focuses on the role of women in modern Afghan society, here are nine quotes that you should know.

 

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1.” Learn this now and learn it well. Like a compass facing north, a man’s accusing finger always find a woman. Always. You remember that, Mariam.”

2. “Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.”

3. “One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.”

 

 

4. “A society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated..”

5. “You see, some things I can teach you. Some you learn from books. But there are things that, well, you have to see and feel.”

6. “Perhaps this is just punishment for those who have been heartless, to understand only when nothing can be undone.”

7. “Yet love can move people to act in unexpected ways and move them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with startling heroism.”

8. “Tell your secret to the wind, but don’t blame it for telling the trees.”

9. “You can not stop you from being who you are.”

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