Quotes by Afghan authors
We are not a battlefield and we will not allow anyone to use our territory against any of our neighbour, but we will not allow our neighbours to use our territory this way either.
The jury is out as to whether the Afghans are up to the task of protecting their people.
No foreigner has a place asking another people, another country, to change their constitution.
The fight, this war, this fight against the remnants of terrorism will go on for some time.
I read actual physical books and have thus far avoided the electronic lure.
It's a very nice kind of quasi-fame being a writer, because you remain largely anonymous and you can have a private life, which I really cherish. I don't like to be in the public light all that much. I don't crave the whole fame thing at all.
If it is terrorism, if it is war on terror, then the Afghan people will join you on terror.
The first principle of tackling corruption is that you do not engage in it and you have the will to confront it.
I'm glad I wrote them when I did because I think if I were to write my first novel now, it would be a different book, and it may not be the book that everybody wants to read. But if I were given a red pen now, and I went back... I'd take that thing apart.
Money is not capital in most of the developing countries. It's just cash. Because it lacks the institutional, organizational, managerial forms to turn it into capital.
If election is your goal, you're never going to engage in reform. Reform has to be your goal. Election is the means. You run for office in order to do something, not in order to perpetuate yourself.
They're criminals, they brutalized Afghanistan, they killed our people, they destroyed our land.
My father's mother really had a profound influence on me. She literally began her day with an hour of reading. But the most fundamental impact was education.
My freshman year in college, I got a job working security. This was a high-tech building in Santa Clara, engineers coming in and out all the time.
Middle Eastern Muslim countries are not only important for Afghanistan due to common culture and faith, but also because of economic benefits.
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