Quotes About Chinese American

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Leslie Bratspis
“The crack in your heart allows light in. ~ GOOD FORTUNE page 238”
Leslie Bratspis

Maxine Hong Kingston
“Perhaps women were once so dangerous they had to have their feet bound.”
Maxine Hong Kingston

John Steinbeck
“...They said I looked like a foreign devil; they said I spoke like a foreign devil. I made mistakes in manners, and I didn't know delicacies that had grown up since my father left. They wouldn't have me. You can believe it or not - I'm less foreign here than I was in China.”
John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Stacey  Lee
“Fly you crows. My father was not a spectacle. He was the greatest man I ever knew. He was my everything.”
Stacey Lee, Under a Painted Sky

John Steinbeck
“I'm wondering whether I can explain," said Lee. "Where there is no likeness of experience it's very difficult. I understand you were not born in America."
"No, in Ireland."
"And in a few years you can almost disappear; while I, who was born in Grass Valley, went to school and several years to the University of California, have no chance of mixing."
"If you cut your queue, dressed and talked like other people?"
"No. I tried it. To the so-called whites I was still a Chinese, but an untrustworthy one; and at the same time my Chinese friends steered clear of me. I had to give it up.”
John Steinbeck, East of Eden

Phillip Andrew Bennett Low
“Okay. I’m not a white male. At least, not predominantly so. And as I mentioned before, I’m in an environment right now where race is really important. See, Chinese men are not that physically intimidating. We’re not that tall. We’re not that built. We have exactly one thing going for us in a fight — that our opponent recognizes that there’s a possibility, no matter how remote, that we might know kung-fu.”
Phillip Andrew Bennett Low, Indecision Now! A Libertarian Rage

Kim van Alkemade
“What makes you think I ever got married? Married women work themselves to death, all their money goes to husbands who gamble it away. Why would I ever do that to myself?”
Kim van Alkemade, Orphan Number 8

Amy Tan
“I think Kwan intended to show me the world is not a place but the vastness of the soul. And the soul is nothing more than love, limitless, endless, all that moves us toward knowing what is true. I once thought love was supposed to be nothing but bliss. I now know it is also worry and grief, hope and trust. And believing in ghosts--that's believing that love never dies. If people we love die, then they are lost only to our ordinary senses. If we remember, we can find them anytime with our hundred secret senses.”
Amy Tan, The Hundred Secret Senses

Thorsten J. Pattberg
“Westerners who go native with Chinese ideas are called 'eggs' - outside white, inside yellow -, and are often systematically excluded from their expat community's activities, let alone the financial support system.”
Thorsten J. Pattberg

Zoë S. Roy
“Dare I ask Mao and his Communist Party?
I fear my throat will be cut into two pieces.
In the name of revolution, for thought crimes,
Such questions can turn me to ashes.”
Zoë S. Roy, Calls Across the Pacific

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