Refuge Quotes

Nayeri, Dina
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Iran is like an aging parent, they say.”
-- Niloo (Me and Baba and Ardestoon)

Importance: This quote symbolizes how Niloo feels towards Iran, and her father. Niloo leaves Iran as an 8 year old child, and her father is 33. She sees his decline in the same way that she sees the decline of Iran. Every time she sees her father, he has aged significantly and though she does not return to Iran, she worries the feelings would be the same. This is why when she meets him, she never returns to Iran, only visiting him in other countries. This quote also resonates with the theme of aging.

Clerics and politicians, as everyone knows, have no appreciation for the individual and no ear for stories; they are blind to everything that happens in the quiet hours when nothing is happening. That is what makes them dangerous.
-- Baba (The Village Crumbles)

Importance: This quote foreshadows not only what is about to happen to Baba in...

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