Marriage can wait, education cannot.


Khaled Hosseini

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Everything else can wait, but the search for God cannot wait.
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Behind every trial and sorrow that He makes us shoulder, God has a reason.
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A man who has no conscience, no goodness, does not suffer.
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And I wrote you.
Volumes.
Volumes.
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Joseph shall return to Canaan, grieve not,
Hovels shall turn to rose gardens, grieve not.
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It was always you.
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Give sustenance, Allah.
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I'm fascinated by the way early experiences haunt and revisit you, remain present in your life f...
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i want to give up my bearings, slip out of who i am, shed everything, the way a snake discards old s...
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Titanic city" was born.
It's the song, they said.
No, the sea, the luxury, the ship.
...
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The only two places where I can read for long stretches are in airplanes and in bed at nighttime.
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Nothing wrong with cowardice as long as it comes with prudence.
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A man's plumbing is like his mind: simple, very few surprises. You ladies, on the other hand...well,...
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I grew up around a lot of Rumi, Hafez and Omar Khayyam books. My parents in Kabul had all the volume...
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I felt on the periphery of high school culture; one of those invisible creatures that walk the campu...
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Public justice is the greatest kind of show, my brother. Drama. Suspense. And best of all education ...
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If thou art indeed my father, then hast thou stained thy sword in the life-blood of thy son. And tho...
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The problem, of course, was that [he] saw the world in black and white. And he got to decide what wa...
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I'm so afraid. Because I'm so profoundly happy. Happiness like this is frightening...They only let y...
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Men are easy,' he said, fingers tapping on his mahogany desk. 'A man's plumbing is like his mind: si...
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some stories don't need telling
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there is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft. When yo...
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In the end, the world always wins. That's just the way of things.
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War doesn't negate decency. It demands it, even more than in times of peace." - Baba
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I want to tear myself from this place, from this reality, rise up like a cloud and float away, melt ...
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It's wrong what they say about the past, I've learned, about how you can bury it. Because the past c...
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Time can be a greedy thing-sometimes it steals the details for itself.
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Obama's middle name differs from my last name by only two vowels. Does the McCain-Palin campaign...
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I have met so many people who say they've got a book in them, but they've never written a wo...
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قلب الرجل مثير للأسى،،إنه مثير للأسى يا مريم،،إنه ليس ...
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Human behavior is messy and unpredictable and unconcerned with convenient symmetries.
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Nothing good came free. Even love. You paid for all things. And if you were poor, suffering was your...
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Must have been quite the culture shock, going there.”
“Yes it was.” Idris doesn’t say ...
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Whatever the readers feel when they're reading my books, I feel it tenfold when I'm writing ...
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Exploitation to finance a beach house in Hawaii was one thing. Doing it to feed your kids was anothe...
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I was good at being a doctor; my patients liked me. At times people trust you with things they would...
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Love was a damaging mistake and its accomplice,hope, a treacherous illusion".
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The reputation of a girl ... is a delicate thing. Like a mynah bird in your hands. slacken your grip...
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Love is a damaging mistake, and it's accomplice, hope, a treacherous illusion" A Thousand Splendid S...
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When Aziza first spotted Mariam in the morning, her eyes always sprang open, and she began mewling a...
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I thought about you all the time. I used to pray that you’d live to be a hundred years old. I didn...
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I lay there drifting, wondering, imagining...
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Dia berhenti bicara kepada warga desa, karena dia yakin bahwa mereka menggunjingkannya di belakang p...
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Sad znam da neki ljudi proživljavaju nesreću onako kao što drugi proživljavaju ljubav: samotno, ...
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E, no final das contas, a pergunta que acabava sempre se impondo era: como é que eu, entre todas as...
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Ahesta boro, Mah-e-man, ahesta boro.
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Zendagi migzara. Life goes on.
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Kau tak tahu apa-apa soal keberanian. Untuk menjadi berani, harus ada yang dipertaruhkan. Aku datang...
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Katamu kau tak punya keberanian. tapi aku melihatnya di dalam dirimu. Perbuatanmu, beban yang kau ta...
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I watch because of that look of acceptance in the animal’s eyes. Absurdly, I imagine the animal un...
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Abollah?"

"Ya."

"Kalau aku sudah besar nanti, akankah aku tinggal bersamamu?"<...
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Aku akan membawanya pulang, pikir Baba Ayub ketika itu juga. Inilah yang paling diinginkannya, bersa...
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Kulihat peri kecil muram
Di keteduhan pohon kertas.
Kumengenal peri kecil muram
Yang ...
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Ada sebongkah batu di pinggir ladangnya, dan dia duduk di permukaannya yang datar. Dia kerap duduk d...
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Dan jika kau miskin, penderitaan menjadi mata uangmu.
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Kažu pronađi svrhu u životu i ostvari je. Ali katkad, tek nakon što ga proživiš, uvidiš da je...
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He knew I betrayed him and yet he was rescuing me once again, maybe for the last time.
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Mereka bernasib naas, memiliki ayah yang lemah. Seorang pengecut yang lebih memilih melihat mereka s...
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Itukan hanya mimpi Amir agha. Dalam mimpi kita bisa melakukan apa saja - Hassan
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They only make you so happy when they are about to take something from you
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I want to scream again, and I remember that last time I felt this way, riding with Baba in the tank ...
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Seruas jari harus dipotong untuk menyelamatkan tangan.
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Jika kau sudah hidup selama aku, kau akan mengerti bahwa kekejaman dan kemuliaan hanyalah nuansa yan...
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I lay on the side of the dirt road next to a rocky trench, looked up to the gray morning sky, thankf...
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I wanted that, to move on, to forget, to start with a clean slate. I wanted to be able to breathe ag...
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I have a theory about marriage, Monsieur Boustouler. And it's that nearly always you will know withi...
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At last, she makes her choice. She turns around, drops her head, and walks toward a horizon she cann...
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I've read that if an avalanche buries you and you're lying there underneath all that snow, you can't...
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I found a sad little fairy
Beneath the shade of a paper tree.
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She is furious with herself for her own stupidity. Opening herself up like this, voluntarily, to a l...
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I have lived a long time, and one thing I have come to see is that one is well served by a degree of...
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He said that if culture is a house, then language was the key to the front door; to all the rooms in...
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But it is important to know this, to know your roots. To know where you started as a person. If not,...
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The finger cut, to save the hand.
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Kabul is... a thousand tragedies per square mile.
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For courage, there must be something at stake. I come here with nothing to lose.
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