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Isabel Allende Quote: “Perhaps we are in this world to search for love, find it and lose it, again and again. With each love, we are born anew, and with each love that ends we collect a new wound. I am covered with proud scars.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Just as when we come into the world, when we die we are afraid of the unknown. But the fear is something from within us that has nothing to do with reality. Dying is like being born: just a change.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “In my lifetime, the world has become better, not worse. And the world is moving, very slowly but surely with more democracy and more liberal way of thinking, more inclusion and more diversity.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Today’s girls are tomorrow’s women – and leaders.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “When my daughter Paula died, I was in the deepest pain, and my mother said, “This kind of sorrow is like a long, narrow, dark channel. You have to walk this channel alone and be sure that there is light at the other ending. Just keep walking.””
Isabel Allende Quote: “I do not put myself in a box and say, for instance, I’m writing post-colonial literature. I don’t know what I’m writing. That’s the business of professors and critics. My job is to tell a story, and that’s it.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “I’m aware of the mystery around us, so I write about coincidences, premonitions, emotions, dreams, the power of nature, magic.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Americans have a warrior’s mentality, most of them. That’s how this society was built. The fact that you own a gun and shoot to defend your life is a very American way of thinking.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Accept the children the way we accept trees – with gratitude, because they are a blessing – but do not have expectations or desires. You don’t expect trees to change, you love them as they are.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “My life is about ups and downs, great joys and great losses.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “We don’t have an explanation for everything that happens. We don’t control almost anything. And if we are not open to that mystery, life becomes so small.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “That is the best part of writing: finding the hidden treasures, giving sparkle to worn out events, invigorating the tired soul with imagination, creating some kind of truth with many lies.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “We’ve lost our sense of ethics; we live in a world of small-mindedness, of gratification without happiness and actions without meaning.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “I don’t read thrillers, romance or mystery, and I don’t read self-help books because I don’t believe in shortcuts and loopholes.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “She sowed in my mind the idea that reality is not only what we see on the surface; it has a magical dimension as well and, if we so desire, it is legitimate to enhance it and color it to make our journey through life less trying.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “You have the health you deserve.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “I was born in the middle of World War II, the middle of the Holocaust; I was born when there was no declaration of human rights, when feminism was not an issue, when children were working in factories. I mean, today’s world is a better place!”
Isabel Allende Quote: “I was a very bad journalist. Awful. I would just invent everything. If I did an interview, I had a preconception of what that person should say and I would put my words in his mouth.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “You only have what you give. It’s by spending yourself that you become rich.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “At the most difficult moments of my life, when it seemed that every door was closed to me, the taste of those apricots comes back to comfort me with the notion that abundance is always within reach, if only one knows how to find it.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “The world is a very unjust, unfair place and we have to live with that. Historically, there is impunity for most crimes.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Tal vez no hicieron nada que no hubieran hecho con otros, pero es muy distinto hacer el amor amando.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “The names of persons and living creatures demand respect, because when we speak to them we touch their heart and become a part of thier life force.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Barrabas came to us by sea, the child Clara wrote in her delicate calligraphy.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “If you change the way you tell your own story, you can change the colour and create a life in technicolour.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “It’s going to go away because we all need silence. We all need time to reflect and think. I am not at all pessimistic about this.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “He was not oppressed by a crowd because in the midst of all the hullabaloo he always found a quiet place for his soul.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “If this world is going to be a better place for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren, it will be women who make it so.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “I seek truth and beauty in the transparency of an autumn leaf, in the perfect form of a seashell on the beach, in the curve of a woman’s back, in the texture of an ancient tree trunk, but also in the elusive forms of reality.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “My writing comes not from the happy moments, but from struggle and grief.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Eros is very close to death. And both things, in a way, balance each other.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “He had only to touch me to turn my tears into sighs and my anger to desire. How accomodating love is; it forgives everything.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “I learned very quickly that when you emigrate, you lose the crutches that have been your support; you must begin from zero, because the past is erased with a single stroke and no one cares where you’re from or what you did before.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Do you truly believe that life is fair, Senor de la Vega? -No, maestro, but I plan to do everything in my power to make it so.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “A book is not an end in itself; it is only a way to touch someone – a bridge extended across a space of loneliness and obscurity – and sometimes it is a way of winning other people to our causes.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “La vida es un ruido entre dos grandes silencios.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Music is a wind that blows away the years, memories, and fear, that crouching animal I carry inside me.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “I was such a sullen, angry, sad kid. I’m sure there are writers who have had happy childhoods, but what are you going to write about? No ghosts, no fear. I’m very happy that I had an unhappy and uncomfortable childhood.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Sisters: talk to each other, be connected and informed, form women’s circles, share your stories, work together, and take risks. Together we are invincible.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Barrabas came to us by the sea.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “How many times have I told you not to believe everything you hear? Seek truth for yourself.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Fiction happens in the womb. It doesn’t get processed in the mind until you do the editing.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “The writer of good will carries a lamp to illuminate the dark corners.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “And I am not one of those women who trips twice over the same stone.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Pain is unavoidable, but suffering is optional.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “I tend to see the similarities in people and not the differences.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “I’m living in California but I have a place that is mine in Chile and I belong there. I am no longer an exile.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Todos tenemos demonios en los rincones oscuros del alma, pero si los sacamos a la luz, los demonios se achican, se debilitan, se callan y al fin nos dejan en paz.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Dying is not easy. It’s a very hard transition.”
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