Amy Tan Quotes

Top 100 wise famous quotes and sayings by Amy Tan

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Amy Tan quotes: in a crowd of Caucasians, two Chinese people are already like family in a crowd of Caucasians, two Chinese people are already like family
Amy Tan quotes: Fate is shaped half by expectation, half by inattention. Fate is shaped half by expectation, half by inattention.
Amy Tan quotes: God, life changes faster than you think. God, life changes faster than you think.
Amy Tan quotes: When the anesthesia of love wears off,you suffer the pain of consequence. When the anesthesia of love wears off,
you suffer the pain of consequence.
Amy Tan quotes: I can never remember things I didn't understand in the first place. I can never remember things I didn't understand in the first place.
Amy Tan quotes: Writing what you wished was the most dangerous form of wishful thinking. Writing what you wished was the most dangerous form of wishful thinking.
Amy Tan quotes: I'm not saying fate happens without blame. but when fate turns out well, everyone should forget the bad road that got us here. I'm not saying fate happens without blame. but when fate turns out well, everyone should forget the bad road that got us here.
Amy Tan quotes: I think we often write because we feel a loneliness, and people read for the same reason, and then they come away feeling a little less lonely. I think we often write because we feel a loneliness, and people read for the same reason, and then they come away feeling a little less lonely.
Amy Tan quotes: I would still like to have that luxury, to be able to just sit and draw for hours and hours and hours. In a way, that's what I do as I would still like to have that luxury, to be able to just sit and draw for hours and hours and hours. In a way, that's what I do as a writer.
Amy Tan quotes: Everyone must dream. We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming - well, that's like saying you can never change your fate. Isn't that true? Everyone must dream. We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming - well, that's like saying you can never change your fate. Isn't that true?
Amy Tan quotes: A moment is not the same as time. A moment is not the same as time.
Amy Tan quotes: The things one had to do in life sometimes had nothing to do with what was fun or convenient. The things one had to do in life sometimes had nothing to do with what was fun or convenient.
Amy Tan quotes: Your only shame is to have shame. Your only shame is to have shame.
Amy Tan quotes: Believe me, daughter, there is nothing worse than having your own family member out for revenge. Believe me, daughter, there is nothing worse than having your own family member out for revenge.
Amy Tan quotes: I want us to love each other so deeply we ache with the fullness of it. I want us to love each other so deeply we ache with the fullness of it.
Amy Tan quotes: Your tears do not wash away your sorrows. They feed someone else's joy. Your tears do not wash away your sorrows. They feed someone else's joy.
Amy Tan quotes: I was intelligent enough to make up my own mind. I not only had freedom of choice, I had freedom of expression. I was intelligent enough to make up my own mind. I not only had freedom of choice, I had freedom of expression.
Amy Tan quotes: And after I played them both a few times, I realized they were two halves of the same song. And after I played them both a few times, I realized they were two halves of the same song.
Amy Tan quotes: I resented the easy supposition of all's well that ends well. I resented the easy supposition of all's well that ends well.
Amy Tan quotes: But how can anyone truly understand another's suffering unless he has felt the wound being made and the moment trust died? But how can anyone truly understand another's suffering unless he has felt the wound being made and the moment trust died?
Amy Tan quotes: We listened patiently to Lester, words skittering out of his mouth like cartoon dogs on fresh-waxed linoleum, frantically going nowhere. We listened patiently to Lester, words skittering out of his mouth like cartoon dogs on fresh-waxed linoleum, frantically going nowhere.
Amy Tan quotes: Can you imagine how it is, to want to be neither inside nor outside, to want to be nowhere and disappear? Can you imagine how it is, to want to be neither inside nor outside, to want to be nowhere and disappear?
Amy Tan quotes: I hated the tests the raised hopes and failed expectations. - Two Kinds I hated the tests the raised hopes and failed expectations. - Two Kinds
Amy Tan quotes: I like to go somewhere where I learn something I didn't know before, like the Dry Tortugas between Florida and Cuba. I like to go somewhere where I learn something I didn't know before, like the Dry Tortugas between Florida and Cuba.
Amy Tan quotes: What was worse, we asked among ourselves, to sit and wait for our own deaths with proper somber faces? Or to choose our own happiness? What was worse, we asked among ourselves, to sit and wait for our own deaths with proper somber faces? Or to choose our own happiness?
Amy Tan quotes: To come so far, to lose so much and to find nothing.-Jing-mei To come so far, to lose so much and to find nothing.
-Jing-mei
Amy Tan quotes: Being able to restrain my emotions isn't a great victory - it's the pitiful proof of lost love. Being able to restrain my emotions isn't a great victory - it's the pitiful proof of lost love.
Amy Tan quotes: The most perfect replica of the most perfect woman in all eternity. The most perfect replica of the most perfect woman in all eternity.
Amy Tan quotes: Only you pick that crab. Nobody else take it. I already know this. Everyone else want best quality. You thinking different. Only you pick that crab. Nobody else take it. I already know this. Everyone else want best quality. You thinking different.
Amy Tan quotes: It's a luxury being a writer, because all you ever think about is life. It's a luxury being a writer, because all you ever think about is life.
Amy Tan quotes: If you are greedy, what is inside you is what makes you always hungry. If you are greedy, what is inside you is what makes you always hungry.
Amy Tan quotes: I was returning with myself whole and unbroken - limbs, mind, and spirit. I had discarded pride, that useless burden of self-importance I was returning with myself whole and unbroken - limbs, mind, and spirit. I had discarded pride, that useless burden of self-importance
Amy Tan quotes: How can I argue with someone who makes no sense? How can I argue with someone who makes no sense?
Amy Tan quotes: just like my mother, and if I just like my mother, and if I
Amy Tan quotes: Even though I was young, I could see the pain of the flesh and the worth of the pain. Even though I was young, I could see the pain of the flesh and the worth of the pain.
Amy Tan quotes: Why do some memories live only on your tongue or in your nose? Why do others always stay in your heart? Why do some memories live only on your tongue or in your nose? Why do others always stay in your heart?
Amy Tan quotes: You remember only what you want to remember. You know only what your heart allows you to know. You remember only what you want to remember. You know only what your heart allows you to know.
Amy Tan quotes: But I will win and give her my spirit, because this is the way a mother loves her daughter.-Ying Ying But I will win and give her my spirit, because this is the way a mother loves her daughter.
-Ying Ying
Amy Tan quotes: I imagine a hundred Chinese Icaruses, molding wings out of earwax. You can't stop people from wishing. I imagine a hundred Chinese Icaruses, molding wings out of earwax. You can't stop people from wishing.
Amy Tan quotes: How can the world in all its chaos come up with so many coincidences, so many similarities and exact opposites? How can the world in all its chaos come up with so many coincidences, so many similarities and exact opposites?
Amy Tan quotes: Or maybe he would turn to religion. Many Americans did so when faced with heartache and hardship. Or maybe he would turn to religion. Many Americans did so when faced with heartache and hardship.
Amy Tan quotes: my room, and to rub his scent off me. my room, and to rub his scent off me.
Amy Tan quotes: back as a mud-smashing back as a mud-smashing
Amy Tan quotes: Whenever I'm with my mother, I feel as though I have to spend the whole time avoiding land mines. Whenever I'm with my mother, I feel as though I have to spend the whole time avoiding land mines.
Amy Tan quotes: After a while, I hurt so much I didn't feel any difference. After a while, I hurt so much I didn't feel any difference.
Amy Tan quotes: People there only dream that it is China, because if you are Chinese you can never let go of China in your mind. People there only dream that it is China, because if you are Chinese you can never let go of China in your mind.
Amy Tan quotes: you showed me who I truly am. You did not remove my doubts. You forced me to see how I waver. you showed me who I truly am. You did not remove my doubts. You forced me to see how I waver.
Amy Tan quotes: But she never looked back with regret. There were so many ways for things to get better.-Jing-mei But she never looked back with regret. There were so many ways for things to get better.
-Jing-mei
Amy Tan quotes: Our love would be solace, companionship, and the mending of wounds. Our love would be solace, companionship, and the mending of wounds.
Amy Tan quotes: With each passing day, I didn't lose hope. I fought to have more. With each passing day, I didn't lose hope. I fought to have more.
Amy Tan quotes: But it was the love of a ghost. Arms that encircled but did not touch. A bowl full of rice but without my appetite to eat it. No hunger. No But it was the love of a ghost. Arms that encircled but did not touch. A bowl full of rice but without my appetite to eat it. No hunger. No fullness.
Amy Tan quotes: Never show a weapon before you have to use it Never show a weapon before you have to use it
Amy Tan quotes: A painting was a translation of the language of my heart. A painting was a translation of the language of my heart.
Amy Tan quotes: When you touch a man's nostalgia, he is yours. When you touch a man's nostalgia, he is yours.
Amy Tan quotes: Auntie Yang is not hard of hearing. She is hard of listening. Auntie Yang is not hard of hearing. She is hard of listening.
Amy Tan quotes: A little knowledge withheld is a great advantage one should store for future use. A little knowledge withheld is a great advantage one should store for future use.