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Blood is a powerful thing...

Blood is a powerful thing

Khaled Hosseini 283 quotes

A man who has no conscience, n...

A man who has no conscience, no goodness, does not suffer.

Khaled Hosseini 283 quotes

There are a lot of children in...

There are a lot of children in Afghanistan, but little childhood.

Khaled Hosseini 283 quotes

I want to tear myself from thi...

I want to tear myself from this place, from this reality, rise up like a cloud and float away, melt into this humid summer night and dissolve somewhere far, over the hills. But I am here, my legs blocks of concrete, my lungs empty of air, my throat burning. There will be no floating away.

Khaled Hosseini 283 quotes

Laila remembered Mammy telling...

Laila remembered Mammy telling Babi once that she had married a man who had no convictions. Mammy didn't understand. She didn't understand that if she looked into a mirror, she would find the one unfailing conviction of his life looking right back at her.

Khaled Hosseini 283 quotes

It's wrong what they say about...

It's wrong what they say about the past, I've learned, about how you can bury it. Because the past claws its way out.

Khaled Hosseini 283 quotes

America was different. America...

America was different. America was a river, roarng along, unmindful of the past. I could wade into this river, let my sins drown to the bottom, let the waters carry me someplace far. Someplace with no ghosts, no memories, and no sins.

Khaled Hosseini 283 quotes

There will be no floating wawa...

There will be no floating waway. There will be no other reality tonight.

Khaled Hosseini 283 quotes

Sometimes, Soraya Sleeping nex...

Sometimes, Soraya Sleeping next to me, I lay in bed and listened to the screen door swinging open and shut with the breeze, to the crickets chirping in the yard. And I could almost feel the emptiness in Soraya's womb, like it was a living, breathing thing. It had seeped into our marriage, that emptiness, into our laughs, and our love-making. And late at night, in the darkness of our room, I'd feel it rising from Soraya and setting between us. Sleeping between us. Like a newborn child.

Khaled Hosseini 283 quotes

the past held only this wisdom...

the past held only this wisdom: that love was a damaging mistake, and its accomplice, hope, a treacherous illusion

Khaled Hosseini 283 quotes

The impact had cut your upper ...

The impact had cut your upper lip in two, he had said, clean down the middle. Clean down the middle. Like a harelip.

Khaled Hosseini 283 quotes

Your job today is to pass gas....

Your job today is to pass gas. You do that and we can start feeding you liquids. No fart, no food.

Khaled Hosseini 283 quotes

And one more thing...You will ...

And one more thing...You will never again refer to him as 'Hazara boy' in my presence. He has a name and it's Sohrab.

Khaled Hosseini 283 quotes

Years later, I learned an Engl...

Years later, I learned an English word for the creature that Assef was, a word for which a good Farsi equivalent does not exist: sociopath.

Khaled Hosseini 283 quotes

Quiet is turning down the volu...

Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life.

Khaled Hosseini 283 quotes

In Afghanistan, you don't unde...

In Afghanistan, you don't understand yourself solely as an individual. You understand yourself as a son, a brother, a cousin to somebody, an uncle to somebody. You are part of something bigger than yourself.

Khaled Hosseini 283 quotes

Not a word passes between us, ...

Not a word passes between us, not because we have nothing to say, but because we don't have to say anything

Khaled Hosseini 283 quotes

some stories don't need tellin...

some stories don't need telling

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I don't know whom or what he w...

I don't know whom or what he was defying. [...] [M]aybe the God he had never believed in.

Khaled Hosseini 283 quotes

I grew up with some kind of st...

I grew up with some kind of storytelling instinct, and when I write, my default setting is to find a story and then to tell it. It's the only way I know how to write.

Khaled Hosseini 283 quotes

Деми Мур, 2019 г. Нестареющая классика и Исполнитель роли лейтенанта Коломбо, актер Питер Фальк, на склоне лет

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Оскароносная американская актриса Лоретта Янг, 1930-е. Французская актриса Мирей Дарк, 1968 год. Прекрасный советский актер Вячеслав Тихонов в домашней обстановке. Волосы этой викторианской девушки у...

Британская топ-модель Наоми Кэмпбелл на Красной площади, 21 апреля 1995 года и Том Калински — директор Sega of America c талисманом компании, 1991-й год

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Легендарная Клаудия Шиффер, 90-ые и Джина Дэвис на Золотом глобусе 1992 года

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Легендарная Клаудия Шиффер, 90-ые. Джина Дэвис на Золотом глобусе 1992 года. Cъeмки фильмa "Титаник", 1997 год. «Умиротворитель — тот, кто кормит крокодила в надежде на то, что крокодил съест его посл...