Amy Tan Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Amy Tan quotes, Amy Tan sayings, and Amy Tan proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

That was how dishonesty and betrayal started, not in big lies but in small secrets. Amy Tan
A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin. Amy Tan
A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin. Amy Tan
A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place. Amy Tan
A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin. Amy Tan
A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin. Amy Tan
We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming – well, that's like saying you can never change your fate. Amy Tan
To keep false hopes is to prolong misery. Amy Tan
Popularity is given to you, and if you think that just because you're really popular you're a better person, it could be a real crash when you find the popularity goes down. Amy Tan
A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin. Amy Tan
When you lose your face..., it is like dropping your necklace down a well. The only way you can get it back is to fall in after it. Amy Tan
Too many good things all seem the same after a while. Amy Tan
Dementia was like a truth serum. Amy Tan
Writing what you wished was the most dangerous form of wishful thinking. Amy Tan
If you want to take pictures of Chinese food, you have to taste real Chinese food. The flavors soak into your tongue, go into your stomach. The stomach is where your true feelings are. And if you take photos, these true feelings from your stomach can come out, so that everyone can taste the food just by looking at your pictures. Amy Tan
You can have pride in what you do each day, but not arrogance in what you were born with. Amy Tan
A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin. Amy Tan
We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming - well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate. Amy Tan
If you can't change your fate, change your attitude. Amy Tan
You remember only what you want to remember. You know only what your heart allows you to know. Amy Tan
Your thoughts, your evolving answers to the important questions are what will give you interesting lives, make you interesting people capable of changing the world Amy Tan
If you can't change your fate, change your attitude. Amy Tan
If I look upon my whole life, I cannot think of another time when I felt more comfortable: when I had no worries, fears, or desires, when my life seemed as soft and lovely as lying inside a cocoon of rose silk. Amy Tan
Who knows where inspiration comes from. Perhaps it arises from desperation. Perhaps it comes from the flukes of the universe, the kindness of the muses. Amy Tan