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25 Kutipan A Thousand Splendid Suns tentang Perjalanan Hidup

Fimela.com, Jakarta A Thousand Splendid Suns adalah sebuah novel karangan dari penulis ternama, yaitu Khaled Hosseini berkebangsaan Afghanistan-Amerika Serikat. Novel ini dirilis pada tanggal 22 Mei 2007 di Amerika Serikat, yang merupakan novel kedua setelah The Kite Runner yang terbit di tahun 2003.

Novel A Thousand Splendid Suns adalah novel yang menceritakan tentang sebuah perjalanan hidup, yang dialami oleh dua orang perempuan yang berasal dari Afganistan, dan bertahan hidup dalam pemerintahan Afganistan dari tahun 1960 sampai 2003.

Novel ini mendapatkan kritikan yang positif dan menjadi novel yang terlaris. Bahkan novel ini sudah diadaptasi menjadi film layar lebar. Dalam novel ini terdapat beberapa kutipan yang menginspirasi, berikut kutipan dari A Thousand Splendid Suns:

Kutipan A Thousand Splendid Suns

1. “Marriage can wait, education cannot.”

2. “One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs,Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.”

3. “Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.”

4. “A society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated...”

5. “A man's heart is a wretched, wretched thing. It isn't like a mother's womb. It won't bleed. It won't stretch to make room for you.”

6. “Behind every trial and sorrow that He makes us shoulder, God has a reason.”

7. “Learn this now and learn it well. Like a compass facing north, a man’s accusing finger always finds a woman. Always. You remember that, Mariam.”

8. “I will follow you to the ends of the world.”

9. “Miriam wished for so much in those final moments. Yet as she closed her eyes, it was not regret any longer but a sensation of abundant peace that washed over her. She thought of her entry into this world, the harami child of a lowly villager, an unintended thing, a pitiable, regrettable accident. A weed. And yet she was leaving the world as a woman who had loved and been loved back. She was leaving it as a friend, a companion, a guardian. A mother. A person of consequence at last. No. It was not so bad, Miriam thought, that she should die this way. Not so bad. This was a legitimate end to a life of illegitimate belongings.”

10. “she is the noor of my eyes and the sultan of my heart.”

11. “You see, some things I can teach you. Some you learn from books. But there are things that, well, you have to see and feel.”

Kutipan A Thousand Splendid Suns

12. “Perhaps this is just punishment for those who have been heartless, to understand only when nothing can be undone.”

13. “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.”

14. “‎I know you're still young but I want you to understand and learn this now. Marriage can wait, education cannot. You're a very very bright girl. Truly you are. You can be anything you want Laila. I know this about you. And I also know that when this war is over Afghanistan is going to need you as much as its men maybe even more. Because a society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated Laila. No chance.”

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

16. “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, she'd said. How quietly we endure all that falls upon us.”

17. “But the game involves only male names. Because, if it's a girl, Laila has already named her”

Kutipan A Thousand Splendid Suns

18. “yet love can move people to act in unexpected ways and move them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with startling heroism”

19. “Laila has moved on. Because in the end she knows that’s all she can do. That and hope.”

20. “and yet she was leaving the world as a woman who had love and been loved back. she was leaving it as a friend, a companion, a guardian. a mother. a person of consequence at last.”

21. “Tariq tucked the gun into the waist of his denims. Then he said a thing both lovely and terrible. "For you," he said. "I'd kill with it for you, Laila.”

22. “I'm 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.”

23. “the past held only this wisdom: that love was a damaging mistake, and its accomplice, hope, a treacherous illusion”

24. “She would never leave her mark on Mammy's heart the way her brothers had, because Mammy's heart was like a pallid beach where Laila's footprints would forever wash away beneath the waves of sorrow that swelled and crashed, swelled and crashed. ”

25. “Each snowflake was a sigh heard by an aggrieved woman somewhere in the world. 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 women suffer.”

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