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The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
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Amy Tan
“And then it occurs to me. They are frightened. In me, they see their own daughters, just as ignorant, just as unmindful of all the truths and hopes they have brought to America. They see daughters who grow impatient when their mothers talk in Chinese, who think they are stupid when they explain things in fractured English. They see that joy and luck do not mean the same to their daughters, that to these closed American-born minds "joy luck" is not a word, it does not exist. They see daughters who will bear grandchildren born without any connecting hope passed from generation to generation.”
Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club

Amy Tan
“That is the way it is with a wound. The wound begins to close in on itself, to protect what is hurting so much. And once it is closed, you no longer see what is underneath, what started the pain.”
Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club

Amy Tan
“Even if I had expected it, even if I had known what I was going to do with my life, it would have knocked the wind out of me.
When something that violent hits you, you can't help but lose your balance and fall. And after you pick yourself up, you realize you can't trust anybody to save you- not your husband, not your mother, not God. So what can you do to stop yourself from tilting and falling all over again?”
Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club

Amy Tan
“But you can't stay in the dark for so long. Something inside of you starts to fade and you become like a starving person, crazy-hungry for light.”
Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club
tags: light


Reading Progress

April 29, 2012 – Shelved
June 2, 2012 – Started Reading
June 6, 2012 –
page 22
7.64%
June 6, 2012 –
page 49
17.01%
June 7, 2012 –
page 121
42.01%
June 8, 2012 – Finished Reading

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