Having a baby is painful in order to show how serious a thing life is.
Don't ever feel that you have to hide who you are. Nothing good ever comes from keeping secrets like that.
I am old enough to know only too well my good and bad qualities, which were often one in the same.
Seeing something once is better than hearing about it a hundred times. Doing something once is better than seeing it a hundred times.
Read a thousand books, and your words will flow like a river.
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.
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.
You make choices that are good and sound, but the gods have other plans for you.
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.
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.
Dreaming, dreaming, dreaming -- weren't our dreams what gave us strength, hope, and desire?
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 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.
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.
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
The classics tell us that, in relationships, the one between teacher and student comes second only to the one between parent and child.
What stays with me most is a general sense of loss, unease, and longing for the past that cannot be relieved.
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.
How can we not create a fantasy in our minds when the reality is so hard?
May and I are sisters. We'll always fight, but we'll always make up as well. That's what sisters do: we argue, we point out each other's frailties, mistakes, and bad judgment, we flash the insecurities we've had since childhood, and then we come back together. Until the next time.
I love research. I'd go so far as to say I'm a research fanatic.
The greatest calling of all is to have a literary life.
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