And that’s the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.
Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
I just saw/felt/loved two quotes on my dash from The Kite Runner, which means it’s gotta be added to my book list.
Still need to start Wild, otherwise I will be the lame girl at the book club. And I also have several other books bought or recommended and waiting.
I think I need a week off of life just for reading.
I think that once you get over the age of 20, you begin to understand that there’s a lot of places where you can fall in and they are just locations of stases. Locations of paralysis. Places where there’s no growth. And whether it’s a job, whether it’s a way that you decide to pursue your life, whether it’s a philosophy, whether it’s a politic, we all know in our hearts when we’re choosing paralysis. When we’re choosing the dead zone over life.
The idea is that the real home that you build in your world is a home of love. That is a home that is all about exposing yourself to vulnerability, it’s all about giving yourself fully to another person, it means that you feel comfortable and safe enough to drop all of your masks…also that you forgive in another person their flaws, because you’ve already encountered, embraced, forgiven your own flaws. And really I think as a human person—in my mind, I’ve always thought the final home of any human is in love.
az on his new book, This Is How You Lose Her, at Capital New York.
This quote = this book is now moved up to second in my queue. (Politics first, then life - isn’t that how it works anyway?)