Momo: Life is a void. When man realises that he can no longer live, so he invents power games.
Marjane as a teenager: Bullshit! Life isn't absurd! Some people give their lives for freedom. You think my uncle died for fun? Egotistical prick.
Marjane (voice over): I remember I led a peaceful, uneventful life as a little girl. I loved fries with ketchup, Bruce Lee was my hero, I wore Adidas sneakers and had two obsessions: Shaving my legs one day and being the last prophet of the galaxy.
Marjane's grandmother: The first marriage is practice for the second.
Marjane's grandmother: Listen. I don't like to preach, but here's some advice. You'll meet a lot of jerks in life. If they hurt you, remember it's because they're stupid. Don't react to their cruelty. There's nothing worse than bitterness and revenge. Keep your dignity and be true to yourself.
Marjane's grandmother: Fear lulls our minds to sleep.
Marjane as a teenager: Grandma, how come your breasts are still so nice and round at your age?
Marjane's grandmother: Because every day I put them in a bowl of ice-cold water for ten minutes.
Marjane as a teenager: I'll miss you.
Marjane as a teenager: Shut up you bitches! YES I'M iranian and I'M proud of IT.
Marjane (voice over): Anoush is dead, it's over.
Marjane as a teenager: Promise you won't ask me any questions.