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Lisa See
By Anonym 13 Sep

Lisa See

All these types of love come out of duty, respect, and gratitude. Most of them, as the women in my county know, are sources of sadness, rupture, and brutality.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Lisa See

In my life, no three miles have been flat and no three days have had sun. I've been brave in the past, but now I'm beyond devastated. My grief is like dense clouds that cannot be dispersed. I can't think beyond the blackness of my clothes and heart.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Lisa See

I am old enough to know only too well my good and bad qualities, which were often one and the same. For my entire life I longed for love. I knew it was not right for me - as a girl and later as a woman - to want or expect it, but I did, and this unjustified desire has been at the root of every problem I have experienced in my life.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Lisa See

You aren't aware your clothes are getting wet in the rain.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lisa See

Anyone who says that women do not have influence in men's decisions makes a vast and stupid mistake.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Lisa See

No one picks a friend for us; we come together by choice. We are not tied together through ceremony or the responsibility to create a son; we tie ourselves together through moments. The spark when we first meet. Laughter and tears shared. Secrets packed away to be treasured, hoarded, and protected. The wonder that someone can be so different from you and yet still understand your heart in a way no one else will.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lisa See

Model communes are the ones where the leaders lie the best and the biggest.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lisa See

What stays with me most is a general sense of loss, unease, and longing for the past that cannot be relieved.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Lisa See

The fear of death was a powerful aphrodisiac.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lisa See

We're told that men are strong & brave, but I think women know how to endure, accept defeat & bear physical & mental agony much better than men.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lisa See

Snow Flower was my old same for life. I had a greater and deeper love for her than I could ever feel for a person who was my husband.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lisa See

While she is lovely, we need to remember that her face is not what distinguishes her. Her beauty is a reflection of the virtue and talent she keeps inside.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lisa See

I don't really know anything about the movie business, even though I've lived in Los Angeles my whole life - somehow I've never bumped into it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lisa See

i would rather be married to broken jade than flawless clay

By Anonym 19 Sep

Lisa See

They did this to me. They did that to me. A woman who thinks that way will never overcome her anger. You are not being punished for your anger. You're being punished by your anger.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lisa See

I write a thousand words a day.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Lisa See

I had always thought it was her way of blinding herself to the messiness of the way we lived. Now I realised it was easier for her mind to go out through the air far above the clouds then to acknowledge the ugliness right before her eyes.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Lisa See

Every day since waking up in the hospital I've wanted to die, but watching that man sink below the waves, I feel something inside me rise up. A Dragon doesn't surrender. A Dragon fights fate. This is not some loud, roaring feeling. It feels more like someone blew on an ember and found a slight orang glow. I have to hang on to my life—however ruined and useless. Mama's voice comes floating to me, reciting one of her favorite sayings, "There is no catastrophe except death; one cannot be poorer than a beggar." I want—need—to do something braver and finer than dying.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Lisa See

I imagined my first night alone in bed with my stranger. I conjured our future years together unhampered by worries about money or officialdom. We would enjoy the day, the night, a smile, a word, a kiss, a glance. All lovely thoughts. All pointless dreams.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Lisa See

I accepted these limitations, knowing that my worth was based entirely on the child growing inside me.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lisa See

Sisters, as you know, also have a unique relationship. This is the person who has known you your entire life, who should love you and stand by you no matter what, and yet it's your sister who knows exactly where to drive the knife to hurt you the most.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lisa See

And one of the interesting things about bound feet is that they never age.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lisa See

My heart is empty & my life has no value anymore. Each moment a thousand tears.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Lisa See

How can the moon be scooped from the water's surface, or flowers be plucked from the void?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lisa See

I am old enough to know only too well my good and bad qualities, which were often one in the same.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Lisa See

From the second I woke up, I had seen my family in new ways and they had me filled with strange emotions --melancholy, sadness, jealousy, and a sense of injustice about many things that suddenly seemed unfair.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lisa See

She loves you. She's just forgotten how to show it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lisa See

Don't ever feel that you have to hide who you are. Nothing good ever comes from keeping secrets like that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lisa See

People say you need to be strong, smart, and lucky to survive hard times, war, a natural disaster, or physical torture. But I say emotional abuse—anxiety, fear, guilt, and degradation—is far worse and much harder to survive.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Lisa See

The problem with living so long is that you see too many people pass before you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lisa See

Maybe we're all like that with our mothers. They seem ordinary until one day they're extraordinary.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lisa See

It's funny how in that moment I see things clearly. Am I beaten down? Yes. Have I allowed myself to become a victim? Somewhat. Am I afraid? Always. Does some part of me still long to fly away from this place? Absolutely. But I can't leave. Sam and I have built a life for Joy. It isn't perfect, but it's a life. My family's happiness means more to me that starting over again. Page 210

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lisa See

I didn't know you would be here last night, but you were. We can't fight fate. Instead, we must accept that fate has given us a special opportunity.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Lisa See

Who can name a death that was not tragic?” the speaker asks. “Is there a way for us to find meaning in the losses we've suffered? Who can say that one soul has a heavier grievance than another? We were all victims. We need to forgive each other.” Remember? Yes. Forgive? No.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lisa See

And often it would be a woman who was in her 70s or 80s who would win the beauty contest, because bound feet never age.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lisa See

I am an eighth Chinese, and I come from a large Chinese-American family in Los Angeles.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Lisa See

Finally, the nima returns to our plane. "Wrong cannot be hidden. An outside spirit is insulted because Deh-ja made a mistake in one of her ancestor offerings.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lisa See

My love for him had never gone away but only changed, growing deeper like wine fermenting or pickles curing. It bore into me with the pervasiveness of water working its way to the center of a mountain.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Lisa See

Sometimes you think you have all of tomorrow ahead of you,’ Mama often said. ‘When the sun is shinning, think of the time it won’t be, because even when you’re sitting in your house with the doors shut, misfortune can fall from above.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lisa See

A brave heart? It feels like a swollen and aching thing in my chest.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lisa See

Seeing something once is better than hearing about it a hundred times. Doing something once is better than seeing it a hundred times.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lisa See

I think all women have a friend who at some point dumped them or betrayed them or deeply disappointed them. And at the same time all women have a friend who they dumped or betrayed or hurt in some way. That's universal in women's friendships.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Lisa See

I have heard that you should not do bed business after too much hard work, " Snow Flower told me, "but I don't believe that my mother-in-law has heard that." She looked exhausted. I felt the same way after visiting my husband's home-from the nonstop labor, from being polite, and from always being watched. "This is the one rule my mother-in-law doesn't respect either," I commiserated. "Haven't they heard an exhausted well yields no water?

By Anonym 19 Sep

Lisa See

To protect my heart, this is what I would have to do with Snow Flower. I couldn't let anyone know I was dying from anguish that she no longer loved me.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Lisa See

I want a marriage of companions—one of shared lives and shared poems,' he murmured. 'If we were husband and wife, we would collect books, read, and drink tea together. As I told you before, I'd want you for what's in here.' Again he pointed to my heart, but I felt it in a place far lower in my body.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lisa See

Gone were my girlish ideas about romantic love and my later ideas about sexual love. From Yi, I learned to appreciate deep-heart love. Peony in Love

By Anonym 16 Sep

Lisa See

Everyone knows that part of the spirit descends to the afterworld, while part of it remains with the family, but we have a special belief about the spirit of a young woman who has died before her marriage that goes contrary to this. She comes back to prey upon other unmarried girls--not to scare them but to take them to the afterworld with her so she might have company.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Lisa See

Having a baby is painful in order to show how serious a thing life is.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lisa See

The classics tell us that, in relationships, the one between teacher and student comes second only to the one between parent and child.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Lisa See

Parents die, daughters grow up and marry out, but sisters are for life.