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    But she never looked back with regret. There were so many ways for things to get better.
    — Amy Tan
    tags: regret 
     
    Could you wrap your arms around me to keep me warm?
    — Amy Tan
    I want us to love each other so deeply we ache with the fullness of it.
    — Amy Tan
    Why does love end so quickly and hatred last without end?
    — Amy Tan
    tags: hatred 
     
    Our love would be solace, companionship, and the mending of wounds.
    — Amy Tan
    Isn't hate merely the result of wounded love?
    — Amy Tan
    tags: hate 
     
    So sad! This is the saddest part when you lose someone you love- that person keeps changing. And later you wonder, Is this the same person I lost?
    — Amy Tan
    tags: people  wonder 
     
    Whenever my mother talks to me, she begins the conversation as if we were already in the middle of an argument.
    — Amy Tan
    tags: mother 
     
    I think books were my salvation, they saved me from being miserable.
    — Amy Tan
    tags: salvation  book 
     
    Among writers, if you don't have a therapist, it's like saying you don't keep a journal or use the thesaurus. It's a natural accompaniment.
    — Amy Tan
    tags: saying 
     
    What is a secret wish? It is what you want but cannot ask.
    — Amy Tan
    tags: secret 
     
    I saw what I had been fighting for: it was for me, a scared child.
    — Amy Tan
    tags: children  child  fighting 
     
    My parents had very high expectations. They expected me to get straight A's from the time I was in kindergarten.
    — Amy Tan
    tags: time  expectation  parent 
     
    Words are more ardent if a man must struggle to find them.
    — Amy Tan
    tags: men  struggle 
     
    Libraries are the pride of the city.
    — Amy Tan
    tags: library 
     
    Memory feeds imagination.
    — Amy Tan
    when fate turns out well, everyone should forget the bad road that got us here.
    — Amy Tan
    tags: fate  bad 
     
    Death was not necessarily a portal to the blank bliss of absolute nothingness. It was a deep dive into the unknown.
    — Amy Tan
    tags: death 
     
    This was not chance that they met twice, my mother would tell me whenever she recounted this story. It was fate.
    — Amy Tan
    tags: fate  chance  stories  mother 
     
    The farther you move from the core of the problem, the faster the situation spins out of control.
    — Amy Tan
    tags: control  problem 
     
    All of us are like stairs, one step after another, going up and down, but all going the same way.
    — Amy Tan
    Writing is an extreme privilege but it's also a gift. It's a gift to yourself and it's a gift of giving a story to someone.
    — Amy Tan
    tags: giving  gift  writing  stories 
     
    Secrets are kept from children, a lid on top of the soup kettle, so they do not boil over with too much truth.
    — Amy Tan
    tags: children  truth  secret  child 
     
    The life we receive is not always what we choose.
    — Amy Tan
    Fate changes when you change your clothes.
    — Amy Tan
    tags: fate 
     
    You can never be an artist if your work comes without effort.
    — Amy Tan
    tags: work  artist 
     
    To save myself, I destroyed another, and in doing so, I destroyed myself.
    — Amy Tan
    Suffer more now, suffer less later.
    — Amy Tan
    Lack of clarity is a writer's truth.
    — Amy Tan
    tags: truth  clarity 
     
    This is beauty... and you are beauty, and love is beauty and we are beauty. We are divine, unchanged by time.
    — Amy Tan
    tags: beauty  time  divine 
     
    It's a luxury being a writer because all you ever think about is life.
    — Amy Tan
    A little knowledge withheld is a great advantage one should store for future use.
    — Amy Tan
    tags: future 
     
    You see what power is- holding someone else’s fear in your hand and showing it to them.
    — Amy Tan
    tags: fear  power 
     
    Hardships can harden even the best person.
    — Amy Tan
    tags: people 
     
    The things one had to do in life sometimes had nothing to do with what was fun or convenient.
    — Amy Tan
    tags: fun 
     
    When you touch a man's nostalgia, he is yours.
    — Amy Tan
    tags: nostalgia 
     
    A painting was a translation of the language of my heart.
    — Amy Tan
    tags: heart  language  painting 
     
    All objects exist in a moment of time.
    — Amy Tan
    tags: time  moment 
     
    While it is good to speak well, it is better to speak the truth.
    — Amy Tan
    tags: truth 
     
    I discovered that maybe it was fate all along, that faith was just an illusion that somehow you're in control.
    — Amy Tan
    tags: fate  control  illusion  faith 
     
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    amy tan
    Birth    : February 19, 1952
    Occupation  : Film writer