One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.
Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
When the solution is simple, God is answering.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury - to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.
Behind every trial and sorrow that He makes us shoulder, God has a reason.
- Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns