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Persepolis Quotes

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

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