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The Valley of Amazement

Amy Tan

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Hardships can harden even the best person.”

“To save myself, I destroyed another, and in doing so, I destroyed myself.”

“Suffer more now, suffer less later.”

“To keep false hopes is to prolong misery.”

“The life we receive is not always what we choose.”

“I, not anyone else can travel that road for you.             You must travel if by yourself.             It is not far. It is within reach.             Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know.             Perhaps it is everywhere—on water and land.”

“Our love would be solace, companionship, and the mending of wounds.”

“Do you know what morals are Violet? They're other people's rules. Do you know what a conscience is? Freedom to use your own intelligence to determine what is right or wrong. You possess that freedom and no one can remove it from you”

“...I owed her a debt of gratitude. More than gratitude, much more. I could finally see what had always been there. She had been more than an attendant, more than a friend, more than a sister. She had been a mother to me. She had worried, sought to protect me from danger, guided me toward the best. She had looked out for my future, assessed the worthiness of everyone to be in my life. And in that way, she had taken me as her purpose in life, the one who gave her meaning. I had a constant love all along. And in recognizing that, I felt moved to tears. "How could you step out of my life?" I told her. "if you do don't join me, I will be lost. No one would worry about me as much as you. No one knows me better, knows my past and what this new life means. I should have told you a long time ago." I became teary-eyed. She kept her lips sealed, but her jaw was trembling. "You are the only loyal person in my life, the only one I can trust." Tears fell from her eyes. "Now you know. I was always the only one." "We love each other," I said with a light laugh. "In spite of all the trouble I've given you, you stayed with me. So it must be that you loved me like a mother.”

“i'm not saying fate happens without blame. but when fate turns out well, everyone should forget the bad road that got us here.”

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Book Keywords:

healing, love, inspirational, mother-s-love

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