The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
"For you, a thousand times over, I heard myself say."
-- Amir (page 371)
Amir says this as he's running the kite for Sohrab. The importance of this quote is that it's what Hassan says to Amir when Amir wins the tournament in Afghanistan as a child. It shows that Amir has grown into a man and acknowledged the friendship that he and Hassan had. It also shows that he is recoiling his relationship with Sohrab.
“Come. There is a way to be good again, Rahim Khan had said on the phone just before hanging up. Said it in passing, almost as an afterthought” (page 192)
You have to learn to go for what you want and believe in. Don't let others or even yourself get in the way of you. Learn to stick up for yourself and others to be a better you for you.
Readers can take away things such as self confidence, having faith, and being brave and courageous from this theme.
I think one of the most powerful quotes from The Kite Runner was
“I actually aspired to cowardice, because the alternative, the real reason I was running, was that Assef was right: Nothing was free in this world. Maybe Hassan was the price I had to pay, the lamb I had to slay, to win Baba.” (page 77)
This quote is very powerful because it was said by Amir when he admitted to himself that he betrayed Hassan for his own benefit.
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