A Thousand Splendid Suns

“It wasn’t so much the whistling itself, Laila thought later, but the seconds between the start of it and the impact.  The brief and interminable time of feeling suspended.  The not knowing.  The waiting.  Like a defendant about to hear the verdict.”

from A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini pg. 24


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Althia
    Oct 21, 2008 @ 11:41:43

    “Like a compass needle that always points north, a man’s accusing finger always finds a woman. You remember that Mariam jo.”

  2. Meredith
    May 07, 2009 @ 12:10:59

    do you know what page this is on in the book?

  3. Masego
    May 17, 2009 @ 07:46:07

    A man’s heart is a wreched, wreched thing. It is not like a mother’s womb, it will not stretch to make room for you.

    • WOMEN
      May 28, 2010 @ 05:55:05

      Hi i just wanted to know what page is this quote one..can u tell me … please and thank u

  4. cookie
    Jun 09, 2009 @ 00:19:55

    The above quote is not from page 24.

    heres amother good one:

    “Mariam wished for so much in those final moments. Yet as she closed her eyes, it was not regret any longer but a sensation of abundant peace that washed over her. She thought of her entry into this world, the harami child of a lowly villager, an unintended thing, a pitiable, regrettable accident. A weed. And yet she was leaving the world as a woman who had loved and been loved back. She was leaving it as a friend, a companion, a guardian. A mother. A person of consequence at last. No. It was not so bad, Miriam thought, that she should die this way. Not so bad. This was a legitimate end to a life of illegitimate beginnings.” (pg.370)

  5. Lesllie Trripathy
    Aug 17, 2009 @ 06:59:25


    god bless

  6. Arzu
    Mar 08, 2010 @ 03:39:17

    ” tell you’re secrets to the wind, but dont blame it for telling the trees”

  7. josine
    Mar 22, 2010 @ 22:06:47

    hey!@! i need trying to find some quotes about the memorabilia that the character or characters might have collected or come across during the novel & the images that keep recurring in the novel, the places he/she travels to, and anything he/she collects

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