“For you, a thousand times over.” – Amir (showing his loyalty and dedication to Hassan)

“Hassan never seemed to mind. He was immune to the insults” – Amir (highlighting Hassan’s ability to withstand mistreatment)

“In the end, the world always wins. That’s just the way of things.” – Hassan (accepting the hardships in life)

“Hassan had loved me in a way that no one ever had or ever would again.” – Amir (recognizing Hassan’s unconditional love)

“Hassan’s face was Afghanistan. The flattened nose, a mongoloid fold above the eyes, slanting lips…” – Amir (describing Hassan’s physical appearance)

“Hassan had woven the kite with his own hands; it was a reflection of what he could do, of his own triumphs.” – Amir (acknowledging Hassan’s kite-flying talent)

“I think maybe Hassan was the price I had to pay… to gain Baba’s love.” – Amir (realizing the complexities of their relationship)

“Hassan was sleeping next to me, his body curled against mine for warmth.” – Amir (illustrating their close bond)

“Hassan would use both hands to cup his mouth and yell with delight” – Amir (depicting Hassan’s joyful spirit)

“He’d brought the white, unchanged face of the snow when he’d returned” – Amir (referencing Hassan’s mangled appearance after the incident)

“When Hassan spoke, you heard the echo of the father he would never know.” – Amir (noting Hassan’s resemblance to Ali)

“He was stranded in a harsh reality, a reality that I had been fortunate enough to escape.” – Amir (reflecting on Hassan’s unfortunate circumstances)

“We would climb our poplar tree, Hassan and I, and annoy our neighbors.” – Amir (recounting childhood antics with Hassan)

“A boy who won’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up to anything.” – Baba (highlighting the importance of self-defense, which Hassan embodied) THANK YOU FOR COMING QUOTES

“My body was broken—just how badly I wouldn’t find out until later—but I felt healed” – Amir (expressing relief upon discovering Hassan’s true identity)

“I realized nestled in those two lines of Pashto was a curse that spelled the end of our friendship” – Amir (regretting his betrayal)

“I thought about Hassan. Thought about Baba. Ali. Kabul. I thought of the life I had lived until the winter of 1975 came along and changed everything.” – Amir (contemplating the impact of the events on his relationships)

“How could I have been so blind, so stupid? How could I have let this happen?” – Amir (expressing remorse for his actions)

“I sat on a park bench near a willow tree and watched a pair of kites soaring in the sky… I thought about Hassan and his father, whom I now knew for sure he’d never set eyes on again.” – Amir (reflecting on the consequences of his choices)

“My heart stuttered at the familiar name. The name of my half-brother.” – Amir (uncovering a shocking truth about his relationship with Hassan)

“I don’t know at what point I started laughing, but suddenly I was.” – Amir (finding solace in a tumultuous situation)

“And that’s the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.” – Amir (noting Hassan’s sincerity)

“He’s just a Hazara, isn’t he?” – Assef (revealing the bigotry that infiltrates their society)

“Hassan was standing at Baba’s coffin, crying. And that’s when it happened again: Hassan was crying, just like a man.” – Amir (recognizing both Hassan’s emotional strength and vulnerability)

“Except Baba, I’ve never trusted anyone in my life.” – Amir (highlighting his deep trust in Hassan)

“I remember the day we buried Hassan’s father, the day they called to Amir, where there is smoke, there is fire.” – Kamal (referencing the impact of their actions on their friendship)