Important Quotes from Kiterunner

Topics: Hazara people Pages: 2 (519 words) Published: April 23, 2008

1. When Hassan is telling Amir of his dream at the lake:

“But you can’t swim.” (Amir)
“It’s a dream, Amir agha, you can do anything.” (Pg.63)

2. “For you a thousand times over!” (Pg. 71)

3. “A loyal Hazara. Loyal as a dog,” Assef said. (Pg. 77)

4. Then Hassan did pick up a pomegranate. He walked toward me. He opened it and crushed it against his own forehead. “There,” he croaked, red dripping down his face like blood. “Are you satisfied? Do you feel better?” He turned around and started down the hill. (Pg. 98)

5. In one of those brief bursts of light, I saw something I’ll never forget: Hassan serving drinks to Assef and Wali from a silver platter. The light winked out, a hiss and crackle, then another flicker of orange light: Assef grinning, kneading Hassan in the chest with a knuckle. (Pg. 106)

6. When Baba asked if Hassan stole the Amir’s money and watch:

Hassan’s reply was a single word, delivered in a thin, raspy voice: “Yes.” (Pg. 111)

7. When we got to Kabul, I discovered that Hassan had no intention of moving into the house. “But all these rooms are empty, Hassan jan. No one is going to live in them,” I said.

But he would not. He said it was a matter of ihtiram, a matter of respect. … “What will Amir agha think?” he said to me. “What will he think when he comes back to Kabul after the war and finds that I have assumed his place in the house?” (Pg. 219)

8. “They told Hassan they would be moving in to supposedly keep it safe until I return. Hassan protested again. So they took him to the street-”… “-and ordered him to kneel-”… “-and shot him in the back of the head.” (Pg. 231)

9. “ What… what did he tell you about us?” (Amir)
“That you were the best friend he ever had,” he said (Sohrab) (Pg. 321)

10.“Would I ever lie to you Amir agha?”…
“I don’t know. Would you?”
“I’d sooner eat dirt,” he said with a look of indignation. (Pg. 57)

11. “His saying that made me kind of sad. Sad for who Hassan was,...
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