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Marjane Satrapi Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Marjane Satrapi
  1. #1
    “Only my grandmother knew about my book.”
  2. #2
    “It’s important that you know. Our family memory must not be lost.”
  3. #3
    “The basis of education comes from the family!”
  4. #4
    “Her mother had already abandoned her. Since that day, I’ve had doubts about the so-called ‘maternal instinct.‘”
  5. #5
    “We didn’t really like to wear the veil, especially since we didn’t understand why we had to.”
  6. #6
    “The political prisoners were liberated a few days later. There were 3000 of them.”
  1. #7
    “As for Houshang, Zozo’s husband, he was a CEO in Iran, but in Austria, he was nothing.”
  2. #8
    “A part of me understood (my old friends). When something is forbidden, it takes on a disproportionate importance.”
  3. #9
    “How good it feels to walk without a veil on my head.”
  4. #10
    “Since we weren’t married, we couldn’t kiss each other in public, or even give one another a friendly hug to express our extreme joy. We risked imprisonment and being whipped.”
  5. #11
    “The elections were faked and they believe the results.”
  6. #12
    “The regime got scared because if these opponents had reached Tehran, they would have freed those who represented a real threat to the government…”
  1. #13
    “Don’t worry. Everyone who left will come back. They’re just afraid of change.”
  2. #14
    “In my culture, parents were sacred. We at least owed them an answer.”
  3. #15
    “It was war all right. Right away, the supermarkets were empty.”
  4. #16
    “The masking tape is to protect against flying glass during a bombing and the black curtains are to protect us from our neighbors.”
  5. #17
    “It’s fear that makes us lose our conscience. It’s also what transforms us into cowards.”
  6. #18
    “The only place I felt safe was in the arms of my friend.”
  7. #19
    “If anyone ever asks you what you do during the day, say you pray, you understand?”
  8. #20
    “Deep down I was very religious but as a family we were very modern and avant-garde.”
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