The best Quotes by Khaled Hosseini

The best Quotes by Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini (born March 4, 1965) is an Afghan-American novelist, UNHCR goodwill ambassador, and former physician. His debut novel The Kite Runner (2003) was a critical and commercial success; the book and his subsequent novels have all been at least partially set in Afghanistan and have featured an Afghan as the protagonist.

I have this almost pathological fear of boring the reader.
Reading is an active, imaginative act; it takes work.
I think that to fully appreciate baseball, it helps to have been born in the U.S.
Afghan people are just so tired of war.
But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.
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There is only one sin, and that is theft. When you tell a lie, you steal someones right to the truth.
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Lies are comforting. Truth is painful.
The bigger the lie, the more people believe in it.
Is a lie really a lie if it is honestly believed?
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Give them the right lie and they'll believe it.
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Which is worse: A lie that draws a smile or a truth that draws a tear?
Bryan Bedford in Miracle on 34th Street
A lie keeps growing and growing until it's as plain as the nose on your face.
Blue Fairy in Pinocchio
Sometimes, lies are more interesting than the truth.
Truth never wins, but its enemies cease to exist.
Plato is my friend; Aristotle is my friend, but my greatest friend is truth.
The ugliest truth, in the end, was still better than the prettiest of lies.
Guzmán: "Because she supports me. Unconditionally."
Nadia: "That isn't love, it's devotion, like you would have for a God. People who love you tell you the truth."
Nadia Shana in Élite - Season 2 Episode 1
Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery.
The fact that a great many people believe something is no guarantee of its truth.
Ian Malcolm: "I told the truth."
Peter Ludlow: "Your version of it."
Ian Malcolm: "There are no versions of the truth."
Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park - The Lost World
Poetry, she thought, wasn't written to be analyzed, it was meant to inspire without reason, to touch without understanding.
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A living poem had always been the words that came to mind when he tried to describe her to others.
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Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don't want to make eye contact while doing it.
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Trying to write about love is ultimately like trying to have a dictionary represent life. No matter how many words there are, there will never be enough.
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If you only ever read one book in your life I highly recommend... keeping your f*cking mouth shut.
Banksy in Cut It Out
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I feel so extraordinarily happy and free when I read that I'm convinced it could make everything else in my life bearable.
Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift.
Reading can be as magical as any spell.
Agnes Scribner in Hogwarts Legacy
Baseball is more than a sport, it's what drives me.
Corey Seager - May 2021
In baseball, I was a pitcher, which I hated because there was no action there.
Baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical.
The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them.
The US government can't waste billions of dollars just blowing things up in the vague hope that it'll somehow turn into a success, unless of course those things are Iraq or Afghanistan. So SpaceX began with a big gamble.
John Oliver in Last Week Tonight - December 2023
What is meant by: "We mustn't give in to the terrorists"? We gave in to them the moment the first bombs fell on Afghanistan.
Terry Jones - Terry Jones's War on the War on Terror (2009)
Watching 40 million people fall into chaos in Afghanistan because there's no electricity and no financial system - that can't be the strategy of the international community.
Angela Merkel - October 2021
American troops cannot and should not be fighting in a war and dying in a war that Afghan forces are not willing to fight for themselves.
Joe Biden - August 2021

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