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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: “Fiction happens in the womb. It doesn’t get processed in the mind until you do the editing.”
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: “Nations should be governed by a council of learned men who must answer to the people for their actions.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “I’ve been a foreigner for the past twenty years. I don’t have roots anymore. My roots are in my memory and my writing. That’s why memory is so important. Who are you but what you can remember?”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Dying is not easy. It’s a very hard transition.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “The fact that I am a writer comes from the experience of being cut away from my roots and living in Venezuela, where I couldn’t find a place for myself, for years and years.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “No me preguntes lo que no quieres que te conteste.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “I like Hillary Clinton a lot. I know her.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “I don’t think I would be a writer if I had stayed in Chile. I would be trapped in the chores, in the family, in the person that people expected me to be.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “It is common knowledge that no man that women flock to boasts of his conquests. Those who do, lie.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “I am happier when I love than when I am loved. I adore my husband, my son, my grandchildren, my mother, my dog, and frankly, I don’t know if they even like me. But who cares? Loving them is my joy.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “I was a romantic and sentimental creature, with a tendency towards solitude.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “We live in an era where masses of people come and go across a hostile planet, desolate and violent. Refugees, emigrants, exiles, deportees. We are a tragic contingent.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “I had a very rough childhood and not a happy one and by age 15 I was an old person in many ways. I knew that I had to take care of myself, I um and I always did.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “We want a world where life is preserved, and the quality of life is enriched for everybody, not only for the privileged.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “I’m open to love, and I think that I will fall in love with a wonderful man.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “My son, the Holy Church is on the right, but Jesus Christ was always on the left.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Land is something one should never sell. It is the only thing left when all else is gone.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “I think that my life changed at 50. Many things happened. Menopause, the end of youth and my daughter died that year after being a whole year in a coma. So I think that I changed and I became an elder at 50.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Erotica is using a feather; pornograpy is using the whole chicken.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Society decides when we get old. But the spirit never ages.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Photographs deceive time, freezing it on a piece of cardboard where the soul is silent.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “That was a good time in my life, in spite of having the sensation of floating on a cloud, surrounded by both lies and things left unspoken. Occasionally I thought I glimpsed the truth, but soon found myself once again lost in a forest of ambiguities.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Only that, nothing more – a tiny beam of light to show some hidden aspect of reality, to help decipher and understand it and thus to initiate, if possible, a change in the conscience of some readers.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “The longer I live, the more uninformed I feel. Only the young have an explanation for everything.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Un hombre hace lo que puede, una mujer hace lo que el hombre no puede.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Since when has a man not beaten his wife? If he doesn’t beat her, it’s either because he doesn’t love her or because he isn’t a real man. Since when is a man’s paycheck or the fruit of the earth or what the chickens lay shared between them, when everybody knows he is the one in charge? Since when has a woman ever done the same things as a man? Besides, she was born with a wound between her legs and without balls, right, Senora Clara?”
Isabel Allende Quote: “No existe luz sin sombra, tal como no existe dicha sin dolor.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “My father says that fear is good; it’s the body’s alarm system, it warns us of danger. But sometimes danger can’t be avoided, and then you have to forget about being afraid.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Someone has said that conversation is sex for the soul.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “The first two, three, four weeks are wasted. I just show up in front of the computer. Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too. If she doesn’t show up invited, eventually she just shows up.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Real soup is to the body what peace is to the soul.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Memory is fiction. We select the brightest and the darkest, ignoring what we are ashamed of, and so embroider the broad tapestry of our lives.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “With women the best aphrodisiac is words.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Give, give, give-what is the point of having experience, knowledge or talent if I don’t give it away?”
Isabel Allende Quote: “El aire fresco y el trabajo duro son remedios infalibles contra la estupidez del amor.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “When I started working in a feminist feminine magazine all my life was about rebelling against male authority, which is authority in general is male, so it was rebelling against everything. Everything that was around me made me angry.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Wishes and fears are illusions, Dil Bahadur, not realities. You must practice detachment.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “In that respect women are really thick. They’re the daughters of rigidity. They need a man to feel secure but they don’t realize that the one thing they should be afraid of is men. They don’t know how to run their lives. They have to sacrifice themselves for the sake of someone else.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “We all have demons in the dark recesses of our soul, but if we bring them out into the light, they grow smaller and weaker, they fall silent and eventually leave us in peace.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “If I write something, I fear it will happen, and if I love too much, I fear I will lose that person; nevertheless, I cannot stop writing or loving...”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Affection is like the noonday sun; it does not need the presence of another to be manifest.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “The two moments are much alike: birth and death are made of the same fabric.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “I don’t want posterity, I don’t want anybody to remember me in any way. I don’t care about that because I’ll be dead. I think the spirit will move to some other state.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “How can one not speak about war, poverty, and inequality when people who suffer from these afflictions don’t have a voice to speak?”
Isabel Allende Quote: “His calls for justice were lost at the mercy of the wind and human indifference.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “At my age days dissolve like salt in water; the day’s gone and I don’t even know what I’ve done with the hours.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “Be careful what you ask of Heaven; it might be granted.”
Isabel Allende Quote: “La nostalgia desgasta y aniquila, es el vicio de los desterrados.”
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