A Thousand Splendid Suns Quotes

"Marriage can wait, education cannot."

"A society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated..."

"Behind every trial and sorrow that He makes us shoulder, God has a reason."

"Perhaps this is just punishment for those who have been heartless, to understand only when nothing can be undone."

"Learn this now and learn it well. Like a compass facing north, a man’s accusing finger always finds a woman. Always."

"...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."

"And that, ...is the story of our country, one invasion after another...Macedonians. Saddanians. Arabs. Mongols. Now the Soviets. But we're like those walls up there. Battered, and nothing pretty to look at, but still standing."

"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."

"Yet love can move people to act in unexpected ways and move them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with startling heroism" 

"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."

"She would grab whatever she could -a look , a whisper , a moan - to salvage from perishing , to preserve. But time is most unforgiving of fires , and she couldn't , in the end , save it all ."

"Joseph shall return to Canaan, grieve not,
Hovels shall turn to rose gardens, grieve not.
If a flood should arrive, to drown all that's alive,
Noah is your guide in the typhoon's eye, grieve not."

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