Best Quotes from “A Thousand Splendid Suns”


A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns

An author who has changed lives through his books, he has changed perspectives through his books. Author of the Bestselling book “The Kite Runner”. Another gem from this beautiful mind is “A Thousand Splendid Suns”, an important book for the people of Afghanistan and more importantly for the women of Afghanistan and the world. Here are some of the Best Quotes from A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini:

“One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.”- A Thousand Splendid Suns

“Marriage can wait, education cannot.”- A Thousand Splendid Suns

“Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.”- A Thousand Splendid Suns

“A society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated…”- A Thousand Splendid Suns

“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

“Miriam wished for so much in those final moments. Yet as she closed her eyes, it was not regret any longer but a sensation of abundant peace that washed over her. She thought of her entry into this world, the harami child of a lowly villager, an unintended thing, a pitiable, regrettable accident. A weed. And yet she was leaving the world as a woman who had loved and been loved back. She was leaving it as a friend, a companion, a guardian. A mother. A person of consequence at last. No. It was not so bad, Miriam thought, that she should die this way. Not so bad. This was a legitimate end to a life of illegitimate belongings.”- A Thousand Splendid Suns

“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.”- A Thousand Splendid Suns

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

“And the past held only this wisdom: that love was a damaging mistake, and its accomplice, hope, a treacherous illusion. And whenever those twin poisonous flowers began to sprout in the parched land of that field, Mariam uprooted them. She uprooted them and ditched them before they took hold.”- A Thousand Splendid Suns

“Boys, Laila came to see, treated friendship the way they treated the sun: its existence undisputed; its radiance best enjoyed, not beheld directly.”- A Thousand Splendid Suns

“‎I know you’re still young but I want you to understand and learn this now. Marriage can wait, education cannot. You’re a very very bright girl. Truly you are. You can be anything you want Laila. I know this about you. And I also know that when this war is over Afghanistan is going to need you as much as its men maybe even more. Because a society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated Laila. No chance.”- A Thousand Splendid Suns

“Laila has moved on. Because in the end she knows that’s all she can do. That and hope.”- A Thousand Splendid Suns

“yet love can move people to act in unexpected ways and move them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with startling heroism”- A Thousand Splendid Suns

“I’m sorry,” Laila says, marveling at how every Afghan story is marked by death and loss and unimaginable grief. And yet, she sees, people find a way to survive, to go on.”- A Thousand Splendid Suns

“With the passing of time, she would slowly tire of this exercise. She would find it increasingly exhausting to conjure up, to dust off, to resuscitate once again what was long dead. There would come a day, in fact, years later, when [she] would no longer bewail his loss. Or not as relentlessly; not nearly. There would come a day when the details of his face would begin to slip from memory’s grip, when overhearing a mother on the street call after her child by [his] name would no longer cut her adrift. She would not miss him as she did now, when the ache of his absence was her unremitting companion–like the phantom pain of an amputee.”- A Thousand Splendid Suns

“Each snowflake was a sigh heard by an aggrieved woman somewhere in the world. All the sighs drifted up the sky, gathered into clouds, then broke into tiny pieces that fell silently on the people below. As a reminder of how women suffer.”- A Thousand Splendid Suns

“They would make new lives for themselves—peaceful, solitary lives—and there the weight of all that they’d endured would lift from them, and they would be deserving of all the happiness and simple prosperity they would find.”- A Thousand Splendid Suns

“A man’s heart is a wretched, wretched thing, Mariam. 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

“Laila came to believe that of all the hardships a person has to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.”- A Thousand Splendid Suns

“Though there had been moments of beauty in it, Mariam knew that life for most part has been unkind to her. But as she walked the final twenty paces, she could not help but wish for more of it.”- A Thousand Splendid Suns

“At times, he didn’t understand the meaning of the Koran’s words. But he said he liked the enhancing sounds the Arabic words made as they rolled off his tongue. He said they comforted him, eased his heart. “They’ll comfort you to . Mariam jo,” he said. “You can summon then in your time of your need, and they won’t fail you. God’s words will never betray you, my girl.”- A Thousand Splendid Suns

Other Books by Khaled Hossieni:

The Kite Runner