Isabel Allende Quotes

Isabel Allende Quotes: The source of my difficulties has always been the same: an inability to accept what to others seems natural, and an irresistible tendency to voice opinions no one wants to hear . . .
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Isabel Allende Quote: One of the characteristics of North American culture is that you can always start again. You can always move forward, cross a border of a state or a city or a county, and move West, most of the time West. You leave behind guilt, past traditions, memories. You are as if born again, in the sense of the snake: You leave your skin behind and you begin again. For most people in the world, that is totally impossible.
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Quotes about Isabel Allende: My writing comes not from the happy moments, but from struggle and grief.
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Quote about Isabel Allende: Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too.
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Isabel Allende Sayings: Twittering and blogging and all that is fine, but there is no idea of how to phrase something beautifully; how to use language to create an emotion. It's just passing information and sometimes very superficial information.
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Isabel Allende Saying: When I'm scared - and I'm always scared when I have to face an audience, when I have to read a review, when I publish a book...then, I think of my grandfather. My grandfather was this strong, tough Basque who would never bend....What would he do? Well, he would go ahead, close his eyes, and drive forward. You do it and the spirit that is within you....is there.
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Sayings about Isabel Allende: Nations should be governed by a council of learned men who must answer to the people for their actions.
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Saying about Isabel Allende: One of the things that always comes up in my writing is the search for freedom, especially in women. I always write about women who are marginalized, who have no means or resources and somehow manage to get out of those situations with incredible strength - and that is more important than anything.
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Isabel Allende Quotes: My name is Eva, which means 'life,' according to a book of names my mother consulted. I was born in the back room of a shadowy house, and grew up amidst ancient furniture, books in Latin, and human mummies, but none of those things made me melancholy, because I came into the world with a breath of the jungle in my memory.
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Isabel Allende Quote: Two thirds of the work in the world is done by women. Women own 1 percent of the assets. Young women are sold into prostitution, forced labour, premature marriage, forced to have children they don't want or they can't support. They're abused, raped, beaten up. Domestic violence is supposed to be a cultural problem. They are the first victims of war, fundamentalism, conflict, recession. And young women who have access to education and health care and have resources think that everything was done, they don't have to worry.
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Quotes about Isabel Allende: It's good for a writer to come from journalism because it gives you the tools. A journalist knows that he or she can lose the reader in six lines, so try to keep the attention of the reader. Also, you learn to research, and to conduct an interview - to extract from the person whatever you need from that person.
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Quote about Isabel Allende: 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.
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Isabel Allende Sayings: Real soup is to the body what peace is to the soul.
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Isabel Allende Saying: She was one of those people who was born for the greatness of a single love, for exaggerated hatred, for apocalyptic vengance, and for the most sublime forms of heroism but she was unable to shape her fate to the dimensions of her amorous vocation, so it was lived out as something flat and gray trapped between her mother's sickroom walls, wretched tenements, and the tortured confessions with which this large, opulent, hot-blooded woman made for maternity, abundance, action, and ardor- was consuming herself.
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Sayings about Isabel Allende: The connection that I have with my readers makes me very happy, and gives meaning to the strange profession of writing
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Saying about Isabel Allende: For real change, we need feminine energy in the management of the world. We need a critical number of women in positions of power, and we need to nurture the feminine energy in men.
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Isabel Allende Quotes: Agosins poetic language engages the reader in a mesmerizing journey of inward reflection and exile.
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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.
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