Amy Tan: 7 Best Inspirational Quotes of Amy Tan

November 17, 2023

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Written By - Ravi Shankar (GoodMindKeeping)

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Amy Tan (Amy Ruth Tan) is an American author of Chinese heritage. She is best known for the novel 'The Joy Luck Club'.

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"You see what power if - holding someone else's fear in your hand and showing it to them."

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"We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming - well, that's like saying you can never change your fate."

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"Writing is an extreme privilege but it's also a gift. It's a gift to yourself and it's a gift of giving a story to someone."

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"Only two kinds of daughters, she shouted in Chinese. Those who are obedient and those who follow their own mind."

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"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."

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"For woman is yin, the darkness within, where untampered passions lie. And man is yang, bright truth lighting our minds."

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"Everyone must dream. We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming - well, that's like saying you can never change your fate. Isn't that true?"