Korean Quotes

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“To you who eat a lot of rice because you’re lonely,
To you who sleep a lot because you’re bored,
To you who cry a lot because you are sad, I write this down.

Chew on your feelings that are cornerned like you would chew on rice.
Anyway, life is something that you need to digest.”
Chun Yang Hee

“Even in the far future,
never forget the you of right now
Wherever you are right now,
you’re just taking a break”

Young-Ha Kim
“Novels are food for the leftover hours of life, the in-between times, the moments of waiting.”
Young-Ha Kim, I Have the Right to Destroy Myself

Young-Ha Kim
“Why does nothing change, even when you set out for a faraway place?”
Young-Ha Kim, I Have the Right to Destroy Myself

An Na
“Your life can be different, Young Ju. Study and be strong. In America, women have choices.”
An Na, A Step from Heaven

Samuel Park
“Chamara. What is the word that comes closest to it? Soo-Ja wondered. To stand it, to bear it, to grit your teeth and not cry out? To hold on, to wait until the worst is over? There is no other word for it, no way to translate it. It is not a word. It is a way to console yourself. He is not just telling her to stand the pain, but giving her comfort, the power to do so. Chamara is an incantation, and if she listens to its sound, she believes that she can do it, that she will push through this sadness. And if she is strong about it, she'll be rewarded in the end. It is a way of saying, I know, I feel it, too. This burns my heart, too.”
Samuel Park, This Burns My Heart

Chang-rae Lee
“I wonder if my father, given the chance, would have wished to go back to the time before he made all that money, when he just had one store and we rented a tiny apartment in Queens. He worked hard and had worries but he had a joy then that he never seemed to regain once the money started coming in. He might turn on the radio and dance cheek to cheek with my mother. He worked on his car himself, a used green Impala with carburetor trouble. They had lots of Korean friends that they met in church and then even in the street, and when they talked in public there was a shared sense of how lucky they were, to be in America but still have countrymen near.”
Chang-rae Lee, Native Speaker

“I'm going to go where my heart takes me, even if it's a messy road.”
Ha Myung-hee (writer), said by Dr. Jung YoonDo, Doctors (닥터스)

“There's no escape for us. We are like mice trapped in a dungeon of wildcats.We are Koreans; we are cursed race and there is no hope for us as long as the Japanese are around.”
Sook Nyul Choi, Year of Impossible Goodbyes

Min Kim
“When someone recommends a book to you, you know two things; that it is a good book and you have a good friend.

If you listen to everybody, you will be nobody.

Judge a man by what he tried, not by what he accomplished.

People hate what they know but fear what they don't.

A curious mind is never bored.

Parents, teachers, and politicians should not be judged by their popularity.

People believe in everything except the reality.”
Min Kim

Zita Steele
“He attained the highest mastery of Korean martial arts—he could hurl himself through the air and crack cement blocks with his bare hands. In knife-fighting drills, he developed a thousand different reflexes to disarm and stab people. He learned to shoot all manner of firearms…Justin Moon had become the ideal South Korean soldier—with stony strength, quickness, and above all, endurance.”
Zita Steele, Edge of Suspicion

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