Quotes by Amy Tan

Sure I loved him – too much. And he loved me, only not enough. I just want someone who thinks I’m number one in his life. I’m not willing to accept emotional scraps anymore.
– Amy Tan

You remember only what you want to remember. You know only what your heart allows you to know.
– Amy Tan

Don’t think too much. That makes you believe you have more choices than you do. Then your mind becomes confused.
– Amy Tan

What is the past but what we choose to remember?
– Amy Tan

If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.
– Amy Tan

We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming – well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate.
– Amy Tan

Memory feeds imagination.
– Amy Tan

You see what power is holding someone else’s fear in your hand and showing it to them.
– Amy Tan

Isn’t hate merely the result of wounded love?
– Amy Tan

Chance is the first step you take, luck is what comes afterward.
– Amy Tan

You can have pride in what you do each day, but not arrogance in what you were born with.
– Amy Tan

A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin.
– Amy Tan

What is a secret wish? It is what you want but cannot ask.
– Amy Tan

Whenever others disapprove of you, you must disregard them and be the only one to judge your own decisions and actions.
– Amy Tan

That was how dishonesty and betrayal started, not in big lies but in small secrets.
– Amy Tan

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