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Nadeem Aslam Quotes

But whatever any of them thought one thing was always certain: even though they suffered and had to struggle at times to bring meaning and even the most basic dignity into their existence and even though in their search for justice and truthfulness they were beaten down and met with disappointment again and again—their lives were not available for use as an illustration. Theirs were not stories that could be read as an affirmation of another system.
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On the journey towards the beloved, you live by dying at every step

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Pakistan produces people of extraordinary bravery. But no nation should ever require its citizens to be that brave.

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The young everywhere ... would prefer to live in houses that consist only of doors.

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Paper is the strongest material in the world. Things under which a mountain will crumble, you can place on paper and it will hold: beauty at its most intense; love at its fiercest; the greatest grief; the greatest rage.

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To visit certain streets was to realise that only the sky remained unchanged there.

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Even the air of this country has a story to tell about warfare. It is possible here to lift a piece of bread from a plate and following it back to its origins, collect a dozen stories concerning war-how it affected the hand that pulled it out of the oven, the hand that kneaded the dough, how war impinged upon the field where wheat was grown.

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Shamas stands in the open door and watches the earth, the magnet that it is, pulling snowflakes out of the sky towards itself.

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If love was the result of having caught a glimpse of another's loneliness, then he had loved Mikal since they were both ten years old.

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She listens, determined to locate the trapped bird that had called out from within the madness of suffering. But there is only silence now, not even a halting fragment. Ali! Ali! A dervish, having renounced dealings with all words except that one, never utters another, in any circumstance ... The sentence enters her mind from a book she had been looking at earlier. Her gaze is drifting across the sky where the moon sits in a great cold ring as she recalls more and more words. Only one thing matters, only one word. If we speak, it is because we have not found that thing, nor shall find it.

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If I take dust in my hand and ask you if that is all the dust there is, you will answer that dust is everywhere on earth. More specks than can ever be numbered. So I can give you a handful of truth only. Besides this there are other truths. More than can ever be numbered.

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The opposite of war is not peace but civilisation, and civilisation is purchased with violence and cold-blooded murder. With war.

— Nadeem Aslam

Wolves exhibiting strange behaviour
caught in traps and thrashing about, injured by other creatures or by bullets, pups suffering from epilepsy
are attacked and killed by their pack members. But here everyone is human and must try to understand each other's mystery. Each other's pain.

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We are warriors of Allah."
"You are thugs with Korans.

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