The Kite Runner

The Kite Runner quotes

22 total quotes (ID: 864)

Amir
Baba
Hassan
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Rahim Khan


Instead of being a doctor and saving lives, my son wants to make up stories.


There is only one sin, only one. And that is theft. Every other sin is a variation of theft....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.

You see, General Sahib, my father slept with his servant's wife, and she bore him a son named Hassan. Hassan is dead now. That boy sleeping in the other room is Hassan's son. He's my nephew. That's what you tell people when they ask. And one more thing, General Sahib: you will never again refer to him as "a Hazara boy" in my presence. He has a name, and it's Sohrab. Explaining Sohrab's presence to General Taheri

You are among peers. Everyone here is a storyteller. General Taheri to Amir, showing contempt of his writing skills

War doesn't negate decency. It demands it, even more than in times of peace.

You bring me shame. To Amir

They call this area Afghan Town. Sometimes it feels like Peshawar is a suburb of Kabul. Pakistan Taxi Driver