Lisa See Quotes.
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.
Maybe we’re all like that with our mothers. They seem ordinary until one day they’re extraordinary.
People write to me all the time, and I write back.
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.
Let those who believe, believe. Let those who doubt, doubt.
I am old enough to know only too well my good and bad qualities, which were often one in the same.
I write what I’m interested in.
Some of what I am doing when I am researching is looking for things people in my family have done and finding out what those things mean, why they did those things and seeing how I fit into them.
But, you know, I just did a big trip in the spring to Vietnam and Cambodia and Thailand, and that’s when I bought a Kindle. I have like 15 books on this one little gizmo. But when I came home, the first night I picked up the book that was on my nightstand and I went right back to that.
One of the things that’s pretty unique about nu shu, when you look especially at these old letters and stories that have been saved, is that there are certain lines that are very standard that are used again and again. It’s almost like a formula in a sense, so that these certain lines come up again and again.
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 abuseвЂ”anxiety, fear, guilt, and degradationвЂ”is far worse and much harder to survive.
Dreaming, dreaming, dreaming — weren’t our dreams what gave us strength, hope, and desire?
A book is one kind of an art form and a film is a different art form. I think as a writer you just have to say, well the book is one thing, and the film is a completely different one.
Opera tells stories through the pure emotion of music. An exhibition has to tell a story purely visually. I’ve tried to incorporate both of those things – pure emotion and being more visual – into my writing.
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.
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.
When people are alive they love, when they die, they keep loving. If love ends when person dies, that is not real love
Seeing something once is better than hearing about it a hundred times. Doing something once is better than seeing it a hundred times.
My hardcover sales are 17% down in books but up 400% in electronics.
When you donвЂ™t have much, having less isnвЂ™t so bad.
And one of the interesting things about bound feet is that they never age.
Read a thousand books, and your words will flow like a river.
You may be desperate, but never let anyone see you as anything less than a cultivated woman.
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.
Nu shu means women’s writing. And it was a secret writing system that was invented by women, used by women and kept a secret by women in one very remote county in China for a thousand years. It’s the only language that was invented and used by women to have been found anywhere in the world.