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    Whatever the readers feel when they're reading my books, I feel it tenfold when I'm writing it.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    tags: writing  reading  book 
     
    I've been told, and I think I recognize it, that there's a cinematic quality to my writing, with a sense of image and place and scene - and, some would say, my tendency to finish my books the way Hollywood finishes its films.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    tags: film  writing  book  quality 
     
    I am always revolted when Islamic leaders, from Afghanistan or elsewhere, deny the very existence of female oppression, avoid the issue by pointing to examples of what they view as Western mistreatment of women, or even worse, justify the oppression of women on the basis of notions derived from Sharia law.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    I don't think she is underappreciated, certainly not among writers, but Alice Munro is the classic underappreciated writer among readers. It is almost a cliche now to wonder why this living legend is not more widely read.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    tags: living  wonder  read 
     
    I spent a lot of winters in my childhood flying kites with my brother, with my cousins, with friends in the neighborhood. It's what we did in the winter. Schools close down. There was not much to do.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    You write because you have an idea in your mind that feels so genuine, so important, so true. And yet, by the time this idea passes through the different filters of your mind, and into your hand, and onto the page or computer screen - it becomes distorted, and it's been diminished.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    tags: time  true  mind  write  ideas  computer 
     
    I find myself drawn to that period where children are about to leave childhood behind. When you're 12 years old, you still have one foot in childhood; the other is poised to enter a completely new stage of life. Your innocent understanding of the world moves towards something messier and more complicated, and once it does you can never go back.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    Economic chasm between people is something that is of interest to me. And something that I used to write about even as a child. It's something I've revisited a few times in my writings.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    The difficulty of writing a second novel is directly proportional to how successful the first novel was, it seems.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    For me as a writer, the story has always taken precedence over everything else. I have never sat down to write with broad, sweeping ideas in mind, and certainly never with a specific agenda.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    tags: mind  stories  write  ideas 
     
    A Western-style democracy in Afghanistan is a dream. I don't see that as a reality anytime soon. But I think some form of representative political process is not that far-fetched.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    The only two places where I can read for long stretches are in airplanes and in bed at nighttime.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    tags: read 
     
    There's nothing easy about writing. It's always difficult. It's always a struggle.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    tags: struggle  writing 
     
    American high school culture was impenetrable to me, and very cliquey: you had the Hispanics, the African Americans, the surfer guys and the goths and the immigrants. The jocks and the surfers got the girls. By the time I'd got to grips with it, I'd graduated.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    tags: time  culture  girls  school  american 
     
    Ultimately, my books are not about the politics, although the toil and the struggle and the wars in Afghanistan have a significant impact on the lives of my characters.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    It's a very nice kind of quasi-fame being a writer, because you remain largely anonymous and you can have a private life, which I really cherish. I don't like to be in the public light all that much. I don't crave the whole fame thing at all.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    tags: fame 
     
    My books are love stories at core, really. But I am interested in manifestations of love beyond the traditional romantic notion. In fact, I seem not particularly inclined to write romantic love as a narrative motive or as an easy source of happiness for my characters.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    I lay no claim, it should be clear, to being a historian. So in my books, the intimate and personal have been intertwined inextricably with the broad and historical.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    I grew up in a society with a very ancient and strong oral storytelling tradition. I was told stories, as a child, by my grandmother, and my father as well.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    To me, families are puzzles that take a lifetime to work out - or not, as often is the case - and I like to explore how people within them try to connect, be it through love, duty, or circumstance.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    tags: people  work 
     
    I have met so many people who say they've got a book in them, but they've never written a word. To be a writer - this may seem trite, I realize - you have to actually write.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    tags: people  book  write 
     
    Sad stories make good books
    — Khaled Hosseini
    tags: sad  stories  book 
     
    Behind every trial and sorrow that He makes us shoulder, God has a reason.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    tags: sorrow  god 
     
    Though The Kite Runner was my first completed novel, I had been writing on and off for most of my life, primarily short stories, and primarily for myself.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    tags: novel  writing  stories 
     
    A man who has no conscience, no goodness, does not suffer.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    tags: men  goodness  conscience 
     
    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
    tags: heart  mother 
     
    The story line of my novel [The Kite Runner] is largely fictional. The characters were invented and the plot imagined.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    tags: character  novel  stories 
     
    J'aurais dû être plus gentille-I should have been more kind. That is something a person will never regret. You will never say to yourself when you are old, Ah, I wish I was not good to that person. You will never think that.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    tags: people  regret  wishes 
     
    Nothing good came free. Even love. You paid for all things. And if you were poor, suffering was your currency.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    tags: suffering  poor 
     
    Whether you do something or decide to do nothing, either way, you are making a moral choice. And I hope people make the right one.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    tags: people  choice  right  morals  hope 
     
    We [in The Khaled Hosseini Foundation] support and fund projects that bring jobs, healthcare, and education to women and children. In addition, we award scholarships to women pursuing higher education in Afghanistan.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    tags: children  women  job  child  education 
     
    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
    tags: pain  forgiveness  night 
     
    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
    tags: live  mind 
     
    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
    There [in The Kite Runner] certainly are, as is always the case with fiction, autobiographical elements woven through the narrative.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    tags: fiction 
     
    But time, it is like charm. You never have as much as you think.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    tags: time  charm 
     
    It's tremendous what can happen when suddenly you make an emotional connection.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    tags: emotional 
     
    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
    tags: people  funny  live  afraid 
     
    My family left Afghanistan in 1976, well before the Communist coup and the Soviet invasion. We certainly thought we would be going back. But when we saw those Soviet tanks rolling into Afghanistan, the prospect for return looked very dim. Few of us, I have to say, envisioned that nearly a quarter century of bloodletting would follow.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    tags: thoughts 
     
    One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.
    — Khaled Hosseini
    tags: moon 
     
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    khaled hosseini
    Birth    : March 4, 1965
    Occupation  : Novelist