You see what power is - holding someone else's fear in your hand and showing it to them
Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps it arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the muses.
Language is the tool of my trade -and I use them all - all the Englishes I grew up with
I am like a falling star who has finally found her place next to another in a lovely constellation, where we will sparkle in the heavens forever.
In America nobody says you have to keep the circumstances somebody else gives you.
I did not lose myself all at once. I rubbed out my face over the years washing away my pain, the same way carvings on stone are worn down by water.
Whenever my mother talks to me, she begins the conversation as if we were already in the middle of an argument
Whenever I'm with my mother, I feel as though I have to spend the whole time avoiding land mines. The Kitchen God's Wife
People think it's a terrible tragedy when somebody has Alzheimer's. But in my mother's case, it's different. My mother has been unhappy all her life. ... For the first time in her life, she's happy.
If you can't change your fate, change your attitude.
Saving Fish From Drowning
Only you pick that crab. Nobody else take it. I already know this. Everyone else want best quality. You thinking different.
No two languages are ever sufficiently similar to be considered as representing the same social reality. The worlds in which different societies live are distinct worlds, not merely the same world with different labels attached.
Fate is shaped half by expectation, half by inattention.