[Quotes] The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner is a novel written by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini and it was published in 2003. Four years after its publication, The Kite Runner was adapted as a film. It tells a sweeping story of family, love, and friendship. But what impresses readers most is the devastating background of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, which tells 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.

Today, let‚Äôs enjoy some of the insightful quotes from The Kite Runner: ūüí°

It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime…

 

It always hurts more to have and lose than to not have in the first place.

 

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.

 

There is a way to be good again…

 

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

 

For you, a thousand times over.

 

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.

 

Better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie.

 

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

 

The problem, of course, was that [he] saw the world in black and white. And he got to decide what was black and what was white. You can’t love a person who lives that way without fearing him too. Maybe even hating him a little.

 

In the end, the world always wins. That’s just the way of things

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Time to learn some collocations and sentence structures:

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.

1. prepare to doÔľöto make or get something or someone¬†ready¬†for something that will¬†happen in the future.

  • Prepare to do exactly what mother always forbid.
  • Prepare to do better next time.

The problem, of course, was that [he] saw the world in black and white. And he got to decide what was black and what was white. You can’t love a person who lives that way without fearing him too. Maybe even hating him a little.

2. get to do: have an opportunity to do something.

  • However, I get to do things and see things that most would love to experience.
  • All I get to do is to learn English.

Please write down your own sentences by using one of the collocations, and leave your comments down below. We are looking forward to your answers!

That’s all for today. Have a good day!

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15 Comments

  • You are preparing to teach your enemies but at first get to know this thing very well that what power lies in love can not be in revenge

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  • Self Preparing be to the worst but always be ready to the happiest , our obligation only get ourself used to it in making quick decision . Life changing rapidly. But never forget to take in charge to its decision made.

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  • Wow the quotes is amazing and wake my eye to look world an other side

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    • I get to see many interesting cases these days at my job.
      Through these little tough times, Allah is preparing to take us towards the right path.

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  • All qoutes you’ve dropped are so interesting and they open up my mind to think and to look forward.

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  • Don’t stop giving us advices or qoutes in our everyday lives you wouldn’t know it’s very useful to cheer up other people when they’re down.

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  • I have read Khaled Hosseini’s first two novels which are: The kite runner And A thousand splendid suns. I wanna read the third one that follows which is : And the mountains echoed. I’m a fifth grader:)

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  • He prepare to takes a scolarship from cambridge university so he gets to learn english.

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    • He prepares to take a scholarship from Cambridge university so he gets to learn English.

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  • I’ve got to leave my home to keep my relations with my in-laws.

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