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“It's easy to become anything you wish . . . so long as you're willing to forfeit your soul.”
Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese
“Wait."
"So what am I supposed to do now?"

"You know, Jin, I would have saved myself from five hundred years' imprisonment beneath a mountain of rock had I only realized how good it is to be a monkey."

(222-223)”
Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese
“To find your true identity within the will of Tze Yo Tzuh...that is the highest of all freedoms.”
Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese
“What is China but a people and their stories?”
Gene Luen Yang, Boxers & Saints: Boxers
“I do not make mistakes, little monkey. A monkey I intended you to be. A monkey you are.”
Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese
“Oh, cruel abandonment! My bones turn to dust beneath the gaze of your ever-mocking smile!”
Gene Luen Yang, Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise, Part 3
“Though cast away am I from the heart of my city, black tears dribble from mine eyes at the sight of the fearful trail blazing towards her gates!”
Gene Luen Yang, Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Promise, Part 3
There is no right or wrong apart from what you decide. Who you chose to defend deserves to be defended simply because you chose them. You are the Fire Lord. What you chose, by definition, is right.
Gene Luen Yang, Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Promise
“Class, I'd like us all to give a warm mayflower elementary welcome to your new friend and classmate Jing Jang!"

"Jin Wang"

"Jin wang!"

"He and his family recently moved to our neighborhood all the way from China!"

"San Francisco."

"San Francisco!"

"Yes, Timmy."

"My momma says Chinese people eat dogs."

"Now be nice, Timmy!" -km sure Jin doesn't do that! In fact, Jin's family probably stopped that sort of thing as soon as they came to the united states!"

The only other asian in my class was Suzy Nakamura.

When the class finally figured out that we weren't related, rumors began to circulate that suzy and I were arranged to be married on her thirteenth birthday.

We avoided each other as much as possible.

(30-31)”
Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese
“[S]ometimes, a fight you cannot win is still worth fighting.”
Gene Luen Yang, The Shadow Hero
“Family is in essence a small nation, and the nation a large family. In treating his own family with dignity, a ruler learns to govern his nation with dignity”
Gene Luen Yang, Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Search, Part 1
“Tell me, Little Bao, have you ever gotten close to woman?'
'Well. . . '
'Close enough to smell her?'
'No.'
'Ah! Even when they stink they smell like heaven! Women are something else? They're. . . they're magic!”
Gene Luen Yang, Boxers & Saints
“So basically, you get to play Super Mario all you want, any time you want, for FREE !"

"That is the single most amazing thing I've ever heard.”
Gene Luen Yang, Level Up


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