Of course. I always have (guilt). The only reason I’m not where they are is just pure luck, it’s just a stupid genetic lottery. It’s an unmerited gift to have this life. My books became successful way beyond any reasonable expectation and were about those people on the streets. I felt that in some way I had profited from their wretchedness.
~ Khaled Hosseini, author of “The Kite Runner”, on his success while his countrymen are suffering