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Terms Of Service
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it.
Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.
True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher.
Strong people are made by opposition like kites that go up against the wind.
A kite needs to be tied down in order to fly. I learned how important restrictions can sometimes be in order to experience freedom.
A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.
I don't see my artist friends as any more neurotic or addiction-prone than the others. The roommates I have had who were into triathlons or environmentalism were just as crazy as the poets, just as prone to tears over gardening or air conditioners, just as ready to kite a cheque or binge on cookie dough.
You will find truth more quickly through delight than gravity. Let out a little more string on your kite.
When I went to Kabul - weeks after I finished 'The Kite Runner' - I met a lot of people from all walks of life: men, women, children, people from ministries, hotel doormen, shopkeepers. And I learned from them what daily life was like when the rockets were flying overhead.
I spent a lot of winters in my childhood flying kites with my brother, with my cousins, with friends in the neighborhood. It's what we did in the winter. Schools close down. There was not much to do.
I think we have challenges, but we have so many opportunities to get it right. I like it when we have a little bit of a headwind. The kite actually lifts when you have a headwind and doesn't when there is lift from the back.
I wish I was more stupid because I'm either completely ecstatic and joyous and absolutely high as a kite or I'm a bit morbid. There's never anything in between.
I've never flown a kite.
Anyone who has ever had the feeling of being higher than a kite after giving a public speech is well aware of the effects of attention.
I very rarely saw Tom Kite around. I've talked to Tom about it. I don't think Michael Jordan needed to be on the captain's cart with Kite; he needed to be walking in the gallery, supporting them from outside the ropes.
Acting is such a crazy industry, but kite boarding keeps me grounded.
I love kite surfing and mountain bike riding. It's kind of interesting; my kite surfing ability has probably deteriorated with the rate of Kaggle's success.
Sequoia seeds have flat wings, and glint and glance in their flight like a boy's kite.
I want to try doing sportier things, kite surfing and paddle surfing - I think it would give me that extra confidence.
It's always easiest for me as a writer if I know I have a great ending. It can make everything else work. If you don't have a good ending, it's the hardest things in the world to come up with one. I always loved the ending of 'The Kite Runner,' and the scenes that are most faithful to the book are the last few scenes.
My wife holds the kite strings that let me go 'weeeeeee', then she reels me back in.
In my 20s, life seemed endless. At 49, I've had a chance to see how dark life can be, and I am far more aware of the constraints of time than when I wrote 'The Kite Runner.' I realise there is only a limited number of things I can do.
The heart is a small thing, but desireth great matters. It is not sufficient for a kite's dinner, yet the whole world is not sufficient for it.
I'm learning kite surfing. It's a little surfboard you have on your feet with straps, and you have a big kite like a power glider in the air that pulls you. You don't need waves to move, and it makes a big spray of water as you go.
For me, 'The Kite Runner' became about a guy who's emotionally shut down because he hasn't confronted his past.
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