The 23 Inspirational A Thousand Splendid Suns Quotes

Although, A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini is a powerful novel in itself. But, the following quotes of a thousand splendid suns will tell us the power of words that can move even a mountain from its place. In fact, each quote of  Khaled Hosseini Novels reveal something about the land of the Afghans, i.e., Afghanistan. 


A Thousand splendid suns quotes 


1. Like a compass needle that points North, a man’s accusing finger always find a woman.

A thousand splendid suns quotes


2. You’re afraid that I might find the happiness you never had. And you don’t want me to be happy. You don’t want a good life for me. You’re the one with the wretched heart.

A thousand splendid suns quotes


3. I’ll die if you go. I’ll just die.

A thousand splendid suns quotes


4. As a reminder of how women like us suffer, she’d said. How quietly we endure all that falls upon us.

A thousand splendid suns quotes


5. Give sustenance, Allah.
Give sustenance to me.

A thousand splendid suns quotes


6. I know you’re still young, but I want you to understand and learn this now, he said. Marriage can wait, education cannot. You’re a very, very bright girl. Truly, you are. You can be anything you want, Laila. I know this about you. And I also know that when this is over, Afghanistan is going to need you as much as its men, maybe even more. Because a society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated, Laila. No chance.

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7. That of all the hardships a person had to face none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.

A thousand splendid suns quote on hardship


8. The only enemy an Afghan cannot defeat is himself.

A thousand splendid suns quote on Afghans


9. One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.

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10. Isn’t dying once enough?

Great words by Khaled Hosseini


11. Even the snakebitten man finds sleep, but not the hungry.

Great lines by Khaled Hosseini


12. Do not think, however, that our nation needs only men to serve it. Women should also take their part, as women did in the early years of Islam. The valuable services rendered by women are recounted throughout history. And from their examples, we learn that we must all contribute toward a development of our nation.

Best quotes on Afghanistan


13. You can be anything you want, Laila. I know this about you. And I also know that when this war is over, Afghanistan is going to need you.

A thousand splendid suns quote Laila


14. I want to see my sons dream come true. I want to be there when it happens, when Afghanistan is free, so the boys see it too. They’ll see it through my eyes.

Quotes on Afghanistan


15. He has created the heavens and the earth with the truth; He makes the night cover the day and makes the day overtake the night, and He has made the sun and the moon subservient; each one runs on to an assigned term; now surely He is the mighty, the Great Forgiver.

A thousand splendid suns quote on God


16. A lovely lie meant to soothe. Like cooing to a distressed child.

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17. I used to worship you.

Mariam said these words to his father, Jalil.


18. Behind every trial and every sorrow that he makes us shoulder, God has a reason.

Inspirational words


19. If the girl wants to learn, let her, my dear. Let the girl have an education.

A thousand splendid suns quote on education


20. You were a good daughter, Mariam jo. Even in birth you were a good daughter.

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21. This knowledge, these prayers. They’re the only true possession I’ve ever had.

Mariam words to Laila


22. She knew what she was doing was dishonorable. Dishonorable, disingenuous, and shameful. And spectacularly unfair to Mariam. But even though the baby inside her was no bigger than a mulberry, Laila already saw the sacrifices a mother had to make. Virtue was only the first.

A splendid suns quotes


23. I’m all you have in this world, Mariam, and when I’m gone you’ll have nothing. You’ll have nothing. You are nothing!

A thousand splendid suns Mariam quote


I hope you like these a thousand splendid suns quotes. Thanks for reading, Jai Hind.

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Yash Sharma

Namaste reader, My name is Yash, and books for me are like a medicine, which removes my ignorance and also helps me in behaving more like a human.Though I live in the world’s largest democracy, India, but when I look around, I realized that this democratic nation of mine has turned into a kind of feudal oligarchy or kleptocracy, where people from a particular community or I would say particular surname has hijacked this democracy, and the political parties in India has turned itself into a kind of family enterprises where the family members are the only shareholders. And I want to change this, and books are a weapon which is helping me, so that I can help others and my nation.Shukriya for reading this Thought of mine.

4 Responses

  1. Aishwarya says:

    All of them are very good. No. 6 is so relevant in today’s scenario

  2. Tyra says:

    Thank you for making this article focusing on famous quotes on the book “A Thousand Splendid Suns” wherein truly remarkable and very timely, the Afghanistan people, heart wrenching experiences they are facing right now. We must pray for their safety.

    Quotes discussed are well handpicked and upon reading, we readers can determine and refresh our minds who delivered those lines. But some lines I need to recall because I forgot. Great job Yash 🙂

    • Thanks, Tyra for your kind words. And yes, people of Afghanistan has already suffered a lot. Let’s hope that they will get the necessary peace and development which they rightly deserves.

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