Inspirational Quotes by Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini (born March 4, 1965) is an Afghan-born American novelist and physician. Below is a list of some Inspirational Khaled Hosseini Quotes.

Khaled Hosseini Quotes

Khaled Hosseini Quotes
Khaled Hosseini Quotes

“There is only one sin. and that is theft… when you tell a lie, you steal someones right to the truth.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“Marriage can wait, education cannot.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“For courage, there must be something at stake. I come here with nothing to lose.”
― Khaled Hosseini quotes

“But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“And that’s the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“For you, a thousand times over.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“A society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“People say that eyes are windows to the soul.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“They say, Find a purpose in your life and live it. But, sometimes, it is only after you have lived that you recognize your life had a purpose, and likely one you never had in mind.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“It’s wrong to hurt even bad people. Because they don’t know any better, and because bad people sometimes become good.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime.”
― Khaled Hosseini

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

“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

“Like a compass needle that points north, a man’s accusing finger always finds a woman. Always.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“There are a lot of children in Afghanistan, but little childhood.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“I suspect the truth is that we are waiting, all of us, against insurmountable odds, for something extraordinary to happen to us.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“Not a word passes between us, not because we have nothing to say, but because we don’t have to say anything.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“There was so much goodness in my life. So much happiness. I wondered whether I deserved any of it.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“Time can be a greedy thing-sometimes it steals the details for itself.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“It always hurts more to have and lose than to not have in the first place.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“The finger cut, to save the hand.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“It’s a funny thing… but people mostly have it backward. They think they live by what they want. But really, what guides them is what they’re afraid of. What they don’t want.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“Learn this now and learn it well. Like a compass facing north, a man’s accusing finger always finds a woman. Always. You remember that, Mariam.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“Children aren’t coloring books. You don’t get to fill them with your favorite colors.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“Kabul is… a thousand tragedies per square mile.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“There is a way to be good again.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“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.”
― Khaled Hosseini quotes

“In the end, the world always wins. That’s just the way of things.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“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.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“I will follow you to the ends of the world.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“A man who has no conscience, no goodness, does not suffer.”
― Khaled Hosseini quotes

“All good things in life are fragile and easily lost.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“I now know that some people feel unhappiness the way others love: privately, intensely, and without recourse.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“It was only a smile, nothing more. It didn’t make everything all right. It didn’t make ANYTHING all right. Only a smile. A tiny thing. A leaf in the woods, shaking in the wake of a startled bird’s flight. But I’ll take it. With open arms. Because when spring comes, it melts the snow one flake at a time, and maybe I just witnessed the first flake melting.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“A boy who won’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up to anything.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“And suddenly, just like that, hope became knowledge. I was going to win. It was just a matter of when.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“You’ve always been a tourist here. You just didn’t know it.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“War doesn’t negate decency. It demands it, even more than in times of peace.”
Khaled Hosseini

“You say you felt a presence, but I only sensed an absence. A vague pain without a source. I was like a patient who cannot tell the doctor where it hurts, only that it does.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“I opened my mouth, almost said something. Almost. The rest of my life might have turned out differently if I had. But I didn’t.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“Attention shifted to him like sunflowers turning to the sun.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“Behind every trial and sorrow that He makes us shoulder, God has a reason.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“Life goes on, unmindful of beginning, end crisis or catharsis, moving forward like a slow, dusty caravan of nomads.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“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.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“When you have lived as long as I have, the div replied, you find that cruelty and benevolence are but shades of the same color.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“Better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.”
― Khaled Hosseini quotes

“Some stories don’t need telling.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“Sad stories make good books.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“Beauty is an enormous, unmerited gift given randomly, stupidly.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“Laila has moved on. Because in the end she knows that’s all she can do. That and hope.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“Writing fiction is the act of weaving a series of lies to arrive at a greater truth.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“The rope that pulls you from the flood can become a noose around your neck.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“She said, ‘I’m so afraid.’ And I said, ‘why?,’ and she said, ‘Because I’m so profoundly happy, Dr. Rasul. Happiness like this is frightening.’ I asked her why and she said, ‘They only let you be this happy if they’re preparing to take something from you.”
― Khaled Hosseini quotes

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

“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

“Writing fiction is the act of weaving a series of lies to arrive at a greater truth.”
― Khaled Hosseini

“I learned that the world didn’t see the inside of you, that it didn’t care a whit about the hopes and dreams, and sorrows, that lay masked by skin and bone. It was as simple, as absurd, and as cruel as that.”
― Khaled Hosseini

13 Comments


  1. I think you have done a fantastic job here with all these bits of wisdom and observations.

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  2. My father always told me that he could tolerate a thief more so than a liar. I would say that was somewhat in line with Mr. Hosseini’s first quote. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. wonderful compilation of quotes by the great author – each one makes a profound impact! thanks for sharing 😉

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