Khaled Hosseini is a U.S-based author of Afghan-origin best known for his debut novel, ‘The Kite Runner’. Khaled debuted as a novelist with ‘The Kite Runner’ in 2003. The book received huge critical acclaim and commercial success and went on to become an international best-seller of all times. The novel stayed on the best-seller list of ‘The New York Times’ for 101 consecutive weeks, staying at the number one slot for four weeks. ‘Kite Runner’ was later adapted into a major motion picture and was premiered in December 2007. In 2007, Khaled published his second novel ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ which also won the hearts of many readers. The book was critically acclaimed and sold well. The novel stayed on ‘The New York Times Best- Seller’ list for 103 weeks consecutively, spending 15 weeks at numero uno spot. The same year, Khaled made a trip to Afghanistan with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and his experience in his home country inspired him to establish the ‘Khaled Hosseini Foundation’ through which he has been providing humanitarian assistance in the war-torn country. In 2013, Khaled published his third novel ‘And the Mountains Echoed’ which stayed on ‘The New York Times Best-Seller’ list for 33 consecutive weeks. Khaled is presently a Goodwill Envoy for UNHCR. His books, thoughts, interviews and other writings are source of his famous quotations. Here is a compilation of quotations and sayings by Khaled Hosseini on life, kite, writing, fair, marriage, education, honesty, women, forgiveness and anticipation..
I learned that the world didn't see the inside of you, that it didn't care a whit about the hopes and dreams, and sorrows, that lay masked by skin and bone. It was as simple, as absurd, and as cruel as that.
Men are easy,' he said, fingers tapping on his mahogany desk. 'A man's plumbing is like his mind: simple, very few surprises. You ladies, on the other hand...well, God put a lot of thought into making you.
I think that everything he did, feeding the poor, giving money to friends in need, it was all a way of redeeming himself. And that, I believe, is what true redemption is, Amir jan, when guilt leads to good.