40+ Best A Thousand Splendid Suns Quotes: Exclusive Selection

A Thousand Splendid Suns is a 2007 novel by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini. It is his second, following his bestselling 2003 debut, The Kite Runner. Mariam is an illegitimate child, and suffers from both the stigma surrounding her birth along with the abuse she faces throughout her marriage. Profoundly inspirational A Thousand Splendid Suns quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

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Famous A Thousand Splendid Suns Quotes

Now you know what you’ve given me in this marriage. Bad food, and nothing else. — Rasheed

Learn this now and learn it well, my daughter: Like a compass needle that points north, a man’s accusing finger always finds a woman. Always. You remember that, Mariam. — A Thousan of Splendid

How quietly we endure all that falls upon us. — Nana

I know you were very close … friends … the two of you. — Rasheed

Like a compass needle that points north, a man’s accusing finger always finds a woman. — Nana

Love was a damaging mistake, and its accomplice, hope, a treacherous illusion. — A Thousan of Splendid

You can not stop you from being who you are. — A Thousan of Splendid

It ends here for you and me. Say your good-byes. — Mariam

Mariam lay on the couch, hands tucked between her knees, watched the whirlpool of snow twisting and spinning outside the window. She remembered Nana saying once that each snowflake was a sigh heaved by an aggrieved woman somewhere in the world. That all the sighs drifted up the sky, gathered into clouds, then broke into tiny pieces that fell silently on the people below. As a reminder of how people like us suffer, shed said. How quietly we endure all that falls upon us. — Mariam-Nana

There was something vaguely unsettling about the way Rasheed seemed to loom over the woman. — A Thousan of Splendid

The elderly man in the brown suit was … leaning on a cane, looking up at the house. — A Thousan of Splendid

Though there were moments of beauty, Mariam knew for the most part that life had been unkind to her. — Mariam

He let her sleep on the street. On the street. — A Thousan of Splendid

The dreams leave Laila shaken. … It is devastating. Every time, it is devastating. — A Thousan of Splendid

Giti was dead. Dead. Blown to pieces. — A Thousan of Splendid

He spoke through the door and promised that he would come back … for her. — A Thousan of Splendid

Boys, Laila came to see, treated friendship the way they treated the sun: its existence undisputed; its radiance best enjoyed, not beheld directly. — Laila

Im sorry, Laila says, marveling at how every Afghan story is marked by death and loss and unimaginable grief. And yet, she sees, people find a way to survive, to go on. — A Thousan of Splendid

This was the first time that she was deciding the course of her own life. — A Thousan of Splendid

Of all the hardships a person had to face none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting. — A Thousan of Splendid

Perhaps this is just punishment for those who have been heartless, to understand only when nothing can be undone. — A Thousan of Splendid

Behind every trial and every sorrow that he makes us shoulder, God has a reason. — A Thousan of Splendid

Laila has moved on. Because in the end she knows thats all she can do. That and hope. — Laila

Mariam would always admire Laila for how much time passed before she screamed. — A Thousan of Splendid

Tell your secret to the wind, but dont blame it for telling the trees. — Laila

Marriage can wait, education cannot. — Laila-Babi

And the past held only this wisdom: that love was a damaging mistake, and its accomplice, hope, a treacherous illusion. And whenever those twin poisonous flowers began to sprout in the parched land of that field, Mariam uprooted them. She uprooted them and ditched them before they took hold. — Mariam

She would never leave her mark on Mammys heart the way her brothers had, because Mammys heart was like a pallid beach where Lailas footprints would forever wash away beneath the waves of sorrow that swelled and crashed, swelled and crashed. — Laila

A woman who will be like a rock in a riverbed, enduring without complaint, her grace not sullied but shaped by the turbulence that washes over her. — A Thousan of Splendid

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

The Chinese say its better to be deprived of food for three days than tea for one. — Laila-Mariam

Learn this now and learn it well. Like a compass facing north, a mans accusing finger always finds a woman. Always. You remember that, Mariam. — Mariam

A society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated, Laila. No chance. — Laila-Babi

Laila, my love, the only enemy an Afghan cannot defeat is himself. — Babi

A mans heart is a wretched, wretched thing, Mariam. It isnt like a mothers womb. It wont bleed. It wont stretch to make room for you. — Mariam

But the game involves only male names. Because, if its a girl, Laila has already named her. — Laila

Blessed is he in Whose hand is the kingdom, and He Who has power over all things, Who created death and life that He may try you. — A Thousan of Splendid

She … let her finger bleed on the sheets where they had lain together. — A Thousan of Splendid

You see, some things I can teach you. Some you learn from books. But there are things that, well, you just have to see and feel. — A Thousan of Splendid