Anchee Min Famous Quotes & Sayings

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36 Anchee Min Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: The self was a very strange concept to me until I came to America, and The self was a very strange concept to me until I came to America, and my child was born with that entitlement, and that just thrilled me. — Anchee Min
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Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: No matter how American I become, I'm considered part of the Chinese community by my No matter how American I become, I'm considered part of the Chinese community by my own family. — Anchee Min
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Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: Of course I have the license to make up things, but I think a lot Of course I have the license to make up things, but I think a lot of what's written about China is misleading, and most Americans don't know much about China, in-depth, even though China is such a crucial business partner, rival, whatever. — Anchee Min
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Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: If you can't go back to your mother's womb, you'd better learn to be a If you can't go back to your mother's womb, you'd better learn to be a good fighter. — Anchee Min
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Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: The most important lesson he taught me was that there was no one singular perspective The most important lesson he taught me was that there was no one singular perspective on things or emotions in the universe - no one way of comprehending truth. — Anchee Min
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Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: My goal was to do anything that would lead to a job. I know that My goal was to do anything that would lead to a job. I know that writing would not lead to a job. It's too fancy for me. My biggest goal was to be an office receptionist, answer phones. I didn't expect to go beyond that. — Anchee Min
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Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: Mao had decided to make the city his new capital, and he had its name Mao had decided to make the city his new capital, and he had its name changed from Peking to Beijing. — Anchee Min
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Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: The sun doesn't just hang on one family's tree The sun doesn't just hang on one family's tree — Anchee Min
Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: Like a singing riverYou break out to flow freelyI am the mountain behindHappily I watch Like a singing river
You break out to flow freely
I am the mountain behind
Happily I watch you
Memory of us
Full and sweet — Anchee Min
Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: I think about giving up. I almost do. I think about giving up. I almost do. — Anchee Min
Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: There have been 50 or 60 books written about Empress Orchid, but none of them There have been 50 or 60 books written about Empress Orchid, but none of them bothered to really examine the period in China when she lived. I was taught that she was evil; it's in all the textbooks. — Anchee Min
Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: My mind swirled with memories of the life I had led. The constant struggle to My mind swirled with memories of the life I had led. The constant struggle to keep up appearances, the pretenses, the smiles that had been met with tears. The long sleepless nights, the loneliness that cloaked my spirit and turned me into a true ghost. — Anchee Min
Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: When Chinese get together - what's buried stays buried. We don't even discuss our embarrassing When Chinese get together - what's buried stays buried. We don't even discuss our embarrassing early days struggling in Chicago. — Anchee Min
Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: The weak one waits for opportunity while the strong one creates. The weak one waits for opportunity while the strong one creates. — Anchee Min
Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: She sat calmly sipping her tea. I wondered She sat calmly sipping her tea. I wondered — Anchee Min
Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: I felt tired, but I pitched the ball back at her. You want me to I felt tired, but I pitched the ball back at her. You want me to talk about myself, right? Let me tell you what 'self' means to me. The self, myself, the self as I see it, is composed mainly of selected memories from my history. I am not what I am doing now. I am what I have done, and the edited version of my past seems more real to me than what I am at this moment. I don't know who or what I really am. The present is fleeting and intangible. No one in China wants to talk about his past, because nobody wants to paint his face black. Our past is not a flattering picture, and no one wants to look at it for long. Yet what we were in fixed and final. It is the basis for predictions of what we will be in the future. To tell you truth, I identify with what no longer exists more than what actually is. We have lied about what we actually are, and that, unfortunately, will be your book. So would you still like me to talk about myself? — Anchee Min
Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: To be able to do art, it was a luxury to me. To be able to do art, it was a luxury to me. — Anchee Min
Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: I was happy not to be in his place. He could command my death, but I was happy not to be in his place. He could command my death, but not his. But then, what kind of power was his? He was a prisoner of himself. — Anchee Min
Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: We wanted to donate the pennies to the starving children in America. We wanted to donate the pennies to the starving children in America. — Anchee Min
Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: There are a lot of things that immigrants, especially Chinese-Americans, want to share with their There are a lot of things that immigrants, especially Chinese-Americans, want to share with their children, but there are a lot of things they don't want to share. — Anchee Min
Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: To live is to experience dying and is worse than death, To live is to experience dying and is worse than death, — Anchee Min
Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: Tea, opera and poetry should not be missed - longevity depends on one's mental cultivation. Tea, opera and poetry should not be missed - longevity depends on one's mental cultivation. — Anchee Min
Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: She smiled sadly and recited a saying: "When the guest leaves, the tea will soon She smiled sadly and recited a saying: "When the guest leaves, the tea will soon get cold." I said my cup of tea would never get cold. Lu — Anchee Min
Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: When farmers lose their land, they lose their soul, When farmers lose their land, they lose their soul, — Anchee Min
Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: My mother was taught the ch'an concept of happiness, which was to find satisfaction in My mother was taught the ch'an concept of happiness, which was to find satisfaction in small things. i was taught to appreciate the fresh air in the morning, the colour of leaves turning red in autumn and the water's smoothness when i soaked my hands in the basin. — Anchee Min
Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: Lack of will power leads to more failure than lack of intelligence or ability. Lack of will power leads to more failure than lack of intelligence or ability. — Anchee Min
Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: My parents lived likeas the neighbours described thema pair of chopsticks, always in harmony. My parents lived likeas the neighbours described thema pair of chopsticks, always in harmony. — Anchee Min
Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: If one wants to get a boat ride, one must be near the river. If one wants to get a boat ride, one must be near the river. — Anchee Min
Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: We were meant to survive because of our minds' ability to reason, our ability to We were meant to survive because of our minds' ability to reason, our ability to live with frustration in order to maintain our virtue. We wore smiling masks while dying inside. — Anchee Min
Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: Tea tasted the best at its second pouring. A Tea tasted the best at its second pouring. A — Anchee Min
Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: Do you know who Karl Marx is? He is this strange little man, long dead, Do you know who Karl Marx is? He is this strange little man, long dead, who lived his narrow little life, and somehow managed by the power of his wayward brain to lay hold upon millions of human lives! — Anchee Min
Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: Mother once told me that one had to lower one's head when passing under low Mother once told me that one had to lower one's head when passing under low eaves in order to avoid injury. — Anchee Min
Anchee Min Sayings By Steven Pinker: World's most widely read books. In the years that followed, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Anchee Min, and World's most widely read books. In the years that followed, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Anchee Min, and Dith Pran shared their harrowing memories of the communist nightmares in the Soviet Union, China, and Cambodia. — Steven Pinker
Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: I understood that without English I would never get far, so my dream was to I understood that without English I would never get far, so my dream was to become a receptionist, and so I started to learn English from watching 'Sesame Street.' — Anchee Min
Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: I stood in the wind and tried to get through the moment. I stood in the wind and tried to get through the moment. — Anchee Min
Anchee Min Sayings By Anchee Min: When I first came to America, you know, I would look at the newsstands and When I first came to America, you know, I would look at the newsstands and see the women on the magazine covers. I had never seen anyone smile the way these girls smile! It's like they have nothing to worry about! — Anchee Min