Inspirational Lisa See Quotes

Lisa See is an American writer and novelist. Below is a collection of Inspirational Lisa See Quotes.

Lisa See Quotes

Lisa See Quotes
Lisa See Quotes

“Read a thousand books, and your words will flow like a river.”
― Lisa See

“For my entire life I longed for love. I knew it was not right for me — as a girl and later as a woman — to want or expect it, but I did, and this unjustified desire has been at the root of every problem I have experienced in my life.”
― Lisa See

“Sisters, as you know, also have a unique relationship. This is the person who has known you your entire life, who should love you and stand by you no matter what, and yet it’s your sister who knows exactly where to drive the knife to hurt you the most.”
― Lisa See

“In that moment I understood that the cruelest words in the universe are if only.”
― Lisa See

“We hug, but there are no tears. For every awful thing that’s been said and done, she is my sister. Parents die, daughters grow up and marry out, but sisters are for life.”
Lisa See

“Obey, obey, obey, then do what you want.”
― Lisa See

“Maybe we’re all like that with our mothers. They seem ordinary until one day they’re extraordinary.”
― Lisa See

“I am old enough to know only too well my good and bad qualities, which were often one in the same.”
― Lisa See

“May and I are sisters. We’ll always fight, but we’ll always make up as well. That’s what sisters do: we argue, we point out each other’s frailties, mistakes, and bad judgment, we flash the insecurities we’ve had since childhood, and then we come back together. Until the next time.”
― Lisa See

“Anyone who says that women do not have influence in men’s decisions makes a vast and stupid mistake.”
― Lisa See

“When people are alive they love, when they die, they keep loving. If love ends when person dies, that is not real love.”
― Lisa See quotes

“Having a baby is painful in order to show how serious a thing life is.”
― Lisa See

“The classics tell us that, in relationships, the one between teacher and student comes second only to the one between parent and child.”
― Lisa See

“He was in my hair, my eyes, my fingers, my heart. I day-dreamed about what he was doing, thinking, seeing, smelling, feeling. I could not eat for thoughts of him.”
― Lisa See

“I know a lot about women and their suffering, but I still know almost nothing about men.”
― Lisa See

“When you don’t have much, having less isn’t so bad.”
― Lisa See

“When I knew I couldn’t suffer another moment of pain, and tears fell on my bloody bindings, my mother spoke softly into my ear, encouraging me to go one more hour, one more day, one more week, reminding me of the rewards I would have if I carried on a little longer. In this way, she taught me how to endure — not just the physical trials of footbinding and childbearing but the more torturous pain of the heart, mind, and soul.”
― Lisa See

“Seeing something once is better than hearing about it a hundred times. Doing something once is better than seeing it a hundred times.”
― Lisa See

“You may be desperate, but never let anyone see you as anything less than a cultivated woman.”
― Lisa See

“We’re told that men are strong & brave, but I think women know how to endure, accept defeat & bear physical & mental agony much better than men.”
― Lisa See

“As she spoke, I wanted to cry, because sometimes it’s just so damn hard to be a mother.”
― Lisa See

“In our country we call this type of mother love teng ai. My son has told me that in men’s writing it is composed of two characters. The first means pain; the second means love. That is a mother’s love.”
― Lisa See

“I didn’t know you would be here last night, but you were. We can’t fight fate. Instead, we must accept that fate has given us a special opportunity.”
― Lisa See

“I’ve come to believe that part of lovesickness comes from this conflict between control and desire. In love we have no control. Our hearts and minds are tormented, teased, enticed and delighted by the overwhelming strength of emotions that make us try to forget the real world.”
― Lisa See

“Dreaming, dreaming, dreaming — weren’t our dreams what gave us strength, hope, and desire?”
― Lisa See

“My love for him had never gone away but only changed, growing deeper like wine fermenting or pickles curing. It bore into me with the pervasiveness of water working its way to the center of a mountain.”
― Lisa See

“All women on earth– and men, too for that matter– hope for the kind of love that transforms us, raises us up out of the everyday, & gives us the courage to survive our little deaths: the heartache of unfulfilled dreams, of career and personal disappointments, of broken love affairs.”
― Lisa See

“I am old enough to know only too well my good and bad qualities, which were often one and the same. For my entire life I longed for love. I knew it was not right for me – as a girl and later as a woman – to want or expect it, but I did, and this unjustified desire has been at the root of every problem I have experienced in my life.”
― Lisa See

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