Having a baby is painful in order to show how serious a thing life is.
Seeing something once is better than hearing about it a hundred times. Doing something once is better than seeing it a hundred times.
I am old enough to know only too well my good and bad qualities, which were often one in the same.
Read a thousand books, and your words will flow like a river.
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.
He was in my hair, my eyes, my fingers, my heart. I day-dreamed about what he was doing, thinking, seeing, smelling, feeling. I could not eat for thoughts of him.
Dreaming, dreaming, dreaming -- weren't our dreams what gave us strength, hope, and desire?
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.
People come in and out of our lives, and the true test of friendship is whether you can pick back up right where you left off the last time you saw each other.
You make choices that are good and sound, but the gods have other plans for you.
My heart is empty & my life has no value anymore. Each moment a thousand tears.
In our country we call this type of mother love teng ai. My son has told me that in men's writing it is composed of two characters. The first means pain; the second means love. That is a mother's love.
I’ve never thought much about whether I was happy or if I had fun as a child. I was a so-so girl who lived with a so-so family in a so-so village. I didn’t know that there might be another way to live, and I didn’t worry about it either.
Parents die, daughters grow up and marry out, but sisters are for life.
Poetry is on earth to make you serene, not corrupt your mind, thoughts,or emotions
How can we not create a fantasy in our minds when the reality is so hard?
She loves you. She's just forgotten how to show it.
In that moment I understood that the cruelest words in the universe are if only.
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.
People write to me all the time, and I write back.
Model communes are the ones where the leaders lie the best and the biggest.
Don't ever feel that you have to hide who you are. Nothing good ever comes from keeping secrets like that.
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.
I write a thousand words a day.
I think to really be literate in nu shu you only need about 600 characters because it is phonetic. So you're able to then create many words out of one character.
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