Yangsze Choo Famous Quotes & Sayings

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19 Yangsze Choo Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Yangsze Choo Sayings: This practice of arranging the marriage of a dead person was uncommon, usually held in This practice of arranging the marriage of a dead person was uncommon, usually held in order to placate a spirit. A deceased concubine who had produced a son might be officially married to elevate her status to a wife. Or two lovers who died tragically might be united after death. That much I knew. But to marry the living to the dead was a rare and, indeed, dreadful occurrence.
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Yangsze Choo Sayings: Was this love? It was like a consuming flame, licking through my defenses at a Was this love? It was like a consuming flame, licking through my defenses at a slow burn.
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Yangsze Choo Sayings: For when the cycle of violence escapes its confines in hell, it causes earthquakes, floods, For when the cycle of violence escapes its confines in hell, it causes earthquakes, floods, and other calamities.
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Yangsze Choo Sayings: I don't keep mistresses; it's far too much trouble. I'm offering to marry you, although I don't keep mistresses; it's far too much trouble. I'm offering to marry you, although I might regret it. And if you think the Lim family disapproved of your marriage, wait until you meet mine.
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Yangsze Choo Sayings: It was strange to think that power in this world belonged to old men and It was strange to think that power in this world belonged to old men and young women.
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Yangsze Choo Sayings: Confucius, who had said it was better not to know about ghosts and gods, but Confucius, who had said it was better not to know about ghosts and gods, but rather to focus on the world we lived in.
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Yangsze Choo Sayings: You want promises of success, assurances that all will be well? I don't do that. You want promises of success, assurances that all will be well? I don't do that. Ask your amah here. That's why I'm the real deal.
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Yangsze Choo Sayings: The contrast between the realization of his neglect and the fondness I had for my The contrast between the realization of his neglect and the fondness I had for my father was painful.
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Yangsze Choo Sayings: We Chinese did not like to give or receive certain gifts for superstitious reasons: knives, We Chinese did not like to give or receive certain gifts for superstitious reasons: knives, because they could sever a relationship; handkerchiefs, for they portended weeping; and clocks, as they were thought to measure out the days of your life.
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Yangsze Choo Sayings: It seemed to me that in this confluence of cultures we had acquired one another's It seemed to me that in this confluence of cultures we had acquired one another's superstitions without necessarily any of their comforts.
Yangsze Choo Sayings: The Chinese considered the moon to be yin, feminine and full of negative energy, as The Chinese considered the moon to be yin, feminine and full of negative energy, as opposed to the sun that was yang and exemplified masculinity. I liked the moon, with its soft silver beams. It was at once elusive and filled with trickery, so that lost objects that had rolled into the crevices of a room were rarely found, and books read in its light seemed to contain all sorts of fanciful stories that were never there the next morning.
Yangsze Choo Sayings: The hours, days, and years that had bled away in his opium haze demanded a The hours, days, and years that had bled away in his opium haze demanded a payment from my future.
Yangsze Choo Sayings: Women had little security other than jewelry, so even the poorest among us sported gold Women had little security other than jewelry, so even the poorest among us sported gold chains, earrings, and rings as their insurance.
Yangsze Choo Sayings: And take that stupid hat off! It's cutting into my neck."He began to laugh weakly. And take that stupid hat off! It's cutting into my neck."
He began to laugh weakly. "What a harridan you are. How could I let you be devoured when there's still so much scolding left in you?"
"How dare you say that!" But I was secretly relieved that he could speak again. "Now take that hat off."
"If I remove it, you will never treat me the same way again.
Yangsze Choo Sayings: In the darkness of a thousandwithered souls, it was Er Lang's hand that Isought, and In the darkness of a thousand
withered souls, it was Er Lang's hand that I
sought, and his voice that I longed to hear. Perhaps
it is selfish of me, but an uncertain future
with him, in all its laughter and quarrels, is better
than being left behind.
Yangsze Choo Sayings: If I had known how easy it is to lose your life, I would have If I had known how easy it is to lose your life, I would have treasured mine better.
Yangsze Choo Sayings: The problem with the dead was that they all wanted someone to listen to them. The problem with the dead was that they all wanted someone to listen to them.
Yangsze Choo Sayings: Amah was always wary of voicing misfortunes, fearing that to do so would only make Amah was always wary of voicing misfortunes, fearing that to do so would only make them come true.
Yangsze Choo Sayings: Qing Ming, the festival of the dead, Qing Ming, the festival of the dead,