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The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner is the first novel by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini. Published in 2003 by Riverhead Books, it tells the story of Amir, a young boy from the Wazir Akbar Khan district of Kabul, whose closest friend is Hassan. The story is set against a backdrop of tumultuous events, from the fall of Afghanistan's monarchy through the Soviet military intervention, the exodus of refugees to Pakistan and the United States, and the rise of the Taliban regime.


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Khaled Hosseini photo

„People say that eyes are windows to the soul.“

—  Khaled Hosseini, book The Kite Runner

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„War doesn't negate decency. It demands it, even more than in times of peace.“

—  Khaled Hosseini, book The Kite Runner

Baba (115)
Source: The Kite Runner (2003)

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Khaled Hosseini photo

„Attention shifted to him like sunflowers turning to the sun.“

—  Khaled Hosseini, book The Kite Runner

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„There is a way to be good again.“

—  Khaled Hosseini, book The Kite Runner

(2) - Rahim Khan
Source: The Kite Runner (2003)

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Khaled Hosseini photo
Khaled Hosseini photo
Khaled Hosseini photo
Khaled Hosseini photo

„When you kill a man, you steal a life," Baba said. "You steal his wife's right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone's right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness. Do you see?“

—  Khaled Hosseini, book The Kite Runner

Variant: When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife's right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone's right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.
Source: The Kite Runner (2003)
Context: There is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft.... When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife's right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone's right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.

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„It is now your duty to hone that talent, because a person who wastes his God-given talents is a donkey.“

—  Khaled Hosseini, book The Kite Runner

Variant: 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.
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Khaled Hosseini photo
Khaled Hosseini photo
Khaled Hosseini photo
Khaled Hosseini photo

„Life is a train, get on board.“

—  Khaled Hosseini, book The Kite Runner

Source: The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini photo
Khaled Hosseini photo

„You've always been a tourist here. You just didn't know it.“

—  Khaled Hosseini, book The Kite Runner

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„The desert weed lives on, but the flower of spring blooms and wilts. Such grace, such dignity, such a tragedy.“

—  Khaled Hosseini, book The Kite Runner

Variant: The desert weed lives on, but the flower of spring blooms and wilts.
Source: The Kite Runner

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