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Amy Tan – 7 Quotes

 

7 Quotes by Amy Tan

 

Words to me were magic. You could say a word and it could conjure up all kinds of images or feelings or a chilly sensation or whatever. It was amazing to me that words had this power.

– Amy Tan


I didn’t fear failure. I expected failure.

– Amy Tan


I think I’ve always been somebody, since the deaths of my father and brother, who was afraid to hope. So, I was more prepared for failure and for rejection than for success.

– Amy Tan


I was intelligent enough to make up my own mind. I not only had freedom of choice, I had freedom of expression.

– Amy Tan


I would find myself laughing and wondering where these ideas came from. You can call it imagination, I suppose. But I was grateful for wherever they came from.

– Amy Tan


I loved fairy tales when I was a kid. Grimm. The grimmer the better. I loved gruesome gothic tales and, in that respect, I liked Bible stories, because to me they were very gothic.

– Amy Tan


It’s both rebellion and conformity that attack you with success.

– Amy Tan