Marriage can wait, education cannot.
("A Thousand Splendid Suns")
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Go slowly, my lovely moon, go slowly.
We stayed huddled that way until the early hours of the morning. The shootings and explosions had lasted less than an hour, but they had frightened us badly, because none of us had ever heard gunshots in the streets. They were foreign sounds to us then. The generation of Afghan children whose ears would know nothing but the sounds of bombs and gunfire was not yet born...
Happiness like this is frightening....they only let you be this happy if they're preparing to take something away from you
And that's the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.
Then I think of all the tricks, all the minutes all the hours and days and weeks and months and years waiting for me. All of it without them. And I can't breathe then, like someone's stepping on my heart, Laila. So weak I just want to collapse somewhere.
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I believe in prayer. It's the best way we have to draw strength from heaven.
We didn't come here to become Washington, we came here to change Washington.
As I like to say, the entire collective memory of the species - that means all known and recorded information - is going to be just a few keystrokes away in a matter of years.