Learn this now and learn it well, my daughter: Like a compass needle that points north, a man's accusing finger always finds a woman. Always.
("A Thousand Splendid Suns")
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All my life, I'd been around men. That night, I discovered the tenderness of a woman.
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A society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated...
Laila remembered Mammy telling Babi once that she had married a man who had no convictions. Mammy didn't understand. She didn't understand that if she looked into a mirror, she would find the one unfailing conviction of his life looking right back at her.
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