Isabel Allende Quotes

Isabel Allende Quotes

For women, the best aphrodisiacs are words. The G-spot is in the ears. He who looks for it below there is wasting his time.

Write what should not be forgotten.

Writing is like making love. Don't worry about the orgasm, just concentrate on the process.

My worst flaw is that I tell secrets, my own and everybody else's.

Literary characters, like my grandmother's apparitions, are fragile beings, easily frightened; they must be treated with care so they will feel comfortable in my pages

I have seen these persons speak unthinkingly, not realizing that to speak is also to be. Word and gesture are man's thought. We should not speak without reason.

You can't find someone who doesn't want to be found.

How many times have I told you not to believe everything you hear? Seek truth for yourself.

Just as when we come into the world, when we die we are afraid of the unknown. But the fear is something from within us that has nothing to do with reality. Dying is like being born: just a change.

Sadness and boredom were more bearable than the effort of living a normal life. Perhaps the idea of death began to hover over her during that period, as a kind of higher order of lassitude in which she would not have to move the blood in her veins or the air in her lungs; her repose would be absolute- not to think, not to feel, not to be.

Silence before being born, silence after death: life is nothing but noise between two unfathomable silences.

لقد عرف كيف يموت ، كما عرف كيف يعيش

They could not understand the advantage of living contrary to their inclinations in this world in order to enjoy a hypothetical well-being in another.

Catholics form a majority in Chile, although there are more and more Evangelicals and Pentacostals who irritate everyone because they have a direct understanding with God while everyone else must pass through the priestly bureaucracy.

Fear is inevitable, I have to accept that, but I cannot allow it to paralyze me.

The library is inhabited by spirits that come out of the pages at night.

Lanzarme con otro libro es tan grave como enamorarme, un impulso alocado que exige dedicación fanática. Con cada uno, como ante un nuevo amor, me pregunto si me alcanzarán las fuerzas para escribirlo y si acaso semejante proyecto vale la pena: hay demasiadas páginas inútiles y demasiados amoríos frustrados.

The calendar is a human invention; time does not exist on the spiritual level.

He hoped that none of his descendants would get mixed up in politics, which was a trade for butchers and bandits.

أن أحدًا لا يقرأ غير ما يهتّم به

Era ella quien se abría como una sandía madura, roja, jugosa, tibia, ella quien sudaba esa fragancia penetrante de mariscos, ella quien lo mordía, lo arañaba, lo chupaba, gemía, agonizaba de sofoco y de placer. Era en su carne compasiva donde se sumergía hasta perder el aliento y volverse esponja, medusa, estrella de altamar.

This was a matter of some small group of guerrillas in some distant caves, a primitive, fanatical, and desperate people who didn't have the resources to intimidate the United States.

Nations should be governed by a council of learned men who must answer to the people for their actions.

Nothing changes; we humans repeat the same sins over and over, eternally.

I can promise you that women working together – linked, informed and educated – can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.

She entered the place of her dreams along a much traveled path and returned treading very carefully in order not to shatter the tenuous visions against the harsh light of consciousness.

Awake it was difficult to find anything in that chaotic clutter, but asleep she could...when the contours of reality were as faint as a tracery of pale ink.

Music is a wind that blows away the years, memories, and fear, that crouching animal I carry inside me.

As my Popo used to say, life is a tapestry we weave day by day with threads of different colors, some heavy and dark, others thin and bright, all the threads having their uses. The stupid things I did are already in the tapestry, indelible, but I’m not going to be weighed down by them till I die. What’s done is done; I have to look ahead.

La verdadera amistad resiste el tiempo, la distancia y el silencio.

La verdadera amistad, pensaban, resiste el paso del tiempo, es desinteresada y generosa, no pide nada a cambio, sólo lealtad.

Accept the children the way we accept trees - with gratitude, because they are a blessing - but do not have expectations or desires. You don’t expect trees to change, you love them as they are.

As Sancho said, money does not buy happiness but it does buy nearly everything else.

our demons lose their power when we pull them out of the depths where they hide and look them in the face in broad daylight.

​Courage is a virtue appreciated in a male but considered a defect in our gender. Bold women are a threat to a world that is badly out of balance, in favor of men.

Seated by her side in the narrow cabin, pressing cold compresses to her forehead and holding her while she vomited, he felt profoundly happy....

The fear is not real, Dil Bahadur; it is only in your mind, like all other things. Our thoughts form what we believe to be reality.

الكتابة مثل الشعوذة : لايكفي إخراج أرنب من القبعة ، بل يجب عمل ذلك بأناقة وطريقة ممتعة

Mediante la fotografía y la palabra escrita intento desesperadamente vencer la condición fugaz de mi existencia, atrapar los momentos antes de que se desvanezcan, despejar la confusión de mi pasado.

توجد دائمًا طريقة لعمل ما ، ولدينا الإرادة لعمله

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