Thanhha Lai Famous Quotes & Sayings

28 Thanhha Lai Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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Do not waste ... Don't waste the vegetable-washing water, splash it on the grapefruit tree instead ... Don't waste anything made of glass or plastic because glass and plastic can be reused ad nauseam ... Don't waste ... a string for retying, a rubber band for conquering dry noodles or hair, rice bags for dishcloths, fish bones for fertilizer ... Anything that comes out of the earth must be returned to the earth ... "If everyone uses more than their share, how can the earth support us?" Thanhha Lai Sayings: Do not waste ... Don't waste the vegetable-washing water, splash it on the grapefruit tree
This year I hope
I truly learn
to fly-kick
not to kick anyone
so much as
to fly.
Thanhha Lai Sayings: This year I hopeI truly learnto fly-kicknot to kick anyoneso much asto fly.
Mother says,
People share
when they know they have escaped hunger.
Shouldn't people share
because there is hunger?
Thanhha Lai Sayings: Mother says,People sharewhen they know they have escaped hunger.Shouldn't people sharebecause there is hunger?
I tell you of my loss, child, so you will listen, slowly, and know that in life every emotion is fated to rear itself within your being. Don't judge it proper or ugly. It's simply there and yours. Thanhha Lai Sayings: I tell you of my loss, child, so you will listen, slowly, and know that
Being stubborn won't make you fluent. Practicing will! The more mistakes you make, the more you'll learn not to. Thanhha Lai Sayings: Being stubborn won't make you fluent. Practicing will! The more mistakes you make, the more
Our lives
will twist and twist,
intermingling the old and the new
until it doesn't matter
which is which.
Thanhha Lai Sayings: Our liveswill twist and twist,intermingling the old and the newuntil it doesn't matterwhich is which.
Whoever invented English
should have learned
to spell.
Thanhha Lai Sayings: Whoever invented Englishshould have learnedto spell.
No, Mr. Johnston doesn't have a horse, nor has he ever ridden one. What kind of a cowboy is he? Thanhha Lai Sayings: No, Mr. Johnston doesn't have a horse, nor has he ever ridden one. What kind
We glide and I feel as if I'm floating. Thanhha Lai Sayings: We glide and I feel as if I'm floating.
People living on others' goodwill cannot afford political opinions. Thanhha Lai Sayings: People living on others' goodwill cannot afford political opinions.
Would be simpler
if English
and life
were logical
Thanhha Lai Sayings: Would be simpler if Englishand lifewere logical
Why no s for two deer,
but an s for two monkeys?
Brother Quang says
no one knows.
So much for rules!
Whoever invented English should be bitten by a snake.
Thanhha Lai Sayings: Why no s for two deer,but an s for two monkeys?Brother Quang saysno one knows.So
I'm trying to tell
MiSSSisss WaSShington
about our ceremony for Father.
But it takes time to
match every noun and verb,
sort all the tenses,
remember all the articles,
set the tone for every s.
MiSSSisss WaSShington says
if every learner waits
to speak perfectly,
no one would learn
a new language.
Being stubborn
won't make you fluent.
Practicing will!
The more mistakes you make,
the more you'll learn not to.
They laugh.
Thanhha Lai Sayings: I'm trying to tell MiSSSisss WaSShington about our ceremony for Father.But it takes time tomatch
Black seeds spill like clusters of eyes, wet and crying. Thanhha Lai Sayings: Black seeds spill like clusters of eyes, wet and crying.
I wish
our cowboy could be persuaded
to buy a horse,

that I could be invisible
until I can talk back
Thanhha Lai Sayings: I wishour cowboy could be persuadedto buy a horse,that I could be invisibleuntil I can
Everyone knows the ship could sink, unable to hold the piles of bodies that keep crawling on like raging ants from a disrupted nest. But no one is heartless enough to say stop because what if they had been stopped before their turn? Thanhha Lai Sayings: Everyone knows the ship could sink, unable to hold the piles of bodies that keep
Mother tells me,
They tease you
because they adore you.
Thanhha Lai Sayings: Mother tells me,They tease youbecause they adore you.
MiSSS SScott
points to the numbers
along the wall.
I count up to twenty.
The class claps
on its own.
I'm furious,
unable to explain
I already learned
fractions and how to purify water.
So this is what dumb feels like. I hate, hate,
hate it.
Thanhha Lai Sayings: MiSSS SScottpoints to the numbersalong the wall.I count up to twenty.The class clapson its own.I'm
All day
I practice
squeezing hisses
through my teeth.

Whoever invented
English
must have loved
snakes.
Thanhha Lai Sayings: All dayI practicesqueezing hissesthrough my teeth.Whoever inventedEnglishmust have lovedsnakes.
My curse: rebellious in my head but oh-so-lovely in real life. Thanhha Lai Sayings: My curse: rebellious in my head but oh-so-lovely in real life.
Oh, my daughter,
at times you have to fight,
but preferably
not with your fists.
Thanhha Lai Sayings: Oh, my daughter,at times you have to fight, but preferably not with your fists.
How can we scramble away like rats, without honor, without dignity, when everyone must help rebuild the country? Thanhha Lai Sayings: How can we scramble away like rats, without honor, without dignity, when everyone must help
No one would believe me but at times I would choose wartime in Saigon over peacetime in Alabama.-Inside Out and Back Again Thanhha Lai Sayings: No one would believe me but at times I would choose wartime in Saigon over
I tell you of loss, my child, so you will listen, slowly, and know that in life every emotion is fated to rear itself within your being. Don't judge it proper or ugly. It's simply there and yours. When you should happen to cry, then cry, knowing that just as easily you will laugh again and cry again. Your feelings will enter the currents of your core and there they shall remain Thanhha Lai Sayings: I tell you of loss, my child, so you will listen, slowly, and know that
I hate being told I can't do something because I'm a girl! Thanhha Lai Sayings: I hate being told I can't do something because I'm a girl!
Mostly, I wish I were still smart. Thanhha Lai Sayings: Mostly, I wish I were still smart.
Mother warns
how we act today
foretells the whole year
Thanhha Lai Sayings: Mother warns how we act todayforetells the whole year
I step back,
hating pity,
having learned
from Mother that
the pity giver
feels better,
never the pity receiver.
Thanhha Lai Sayings: I step back,hating pity,having learnedfrom Mother thatthe pity giverfeels better,never the pity receiver.