• Each of us chooses the tone for telling his or her own story. I would like to choose the durable clarity of a platinum print, but nothing in my destiny possesses the luminosity. I live among diffuse shadings, veiled mysteries, uncertainties; the tone of telling my life is closer to that of a portrait in sepia.

    Isabel Allende, John Rodden (2004). “Conversations with Isabel Allende: Revised Edition”, p.36, University of Texas Press