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Sandra Cisneros Quotes and Sayings

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Sometimes I feel I can't quite master my written and spoken Spanish,
because I'm too much a student of English.
I would need another lifetime to learn it.
- Sandra Cisneros

I was raised in Chicago, so always used Latina.
It's what my Father and brothers called ourselves,
when we meant the entire Spanish-speaking community of Chicago.
- Sandra Cisneros

I realize that when I moved out of my father's house
I shocked and frightened him because I needed a room of my own,
a space of my own to reinvent myself.
- Sandra Cisneros

I try to be as honest about what I see and to speak rather than be silent,
especially if it means I can save lives,
or serve humanity.
- Sandra Cisneros

 

Mexico is only a memory of childhood safety.
- Sandra Cisneros

I was silent as a child, and silenced as a young woman;
I am taking my lumps and bumps for being a big mouth,
now, but usually from those whose opinion I don't respect.
- Sandra Cisneros

I usually say Latina, Mexican-American or American Mexican,
and in certain contexts, Chicana, depending on whether
my audience understands the term or not.
- Sandra Cisneros

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I don't see any kind of mirror of power,
male power, that is, as a form of liberation.
I don't believe in an eye for an eye.
I don't believe this is truly freedom.
- Sandra Cisneros

Revenge only engenders violence, not clarity and true peace.
I think liberation must come from within.
- Sandra Cisneros

My feminism is humanism, with the weakest being those who I represent,
and that includes many beings and life forms,
including some men.
- Sandra Cisneros

Perhaps the greatest challenge has been trying to keep
my time to myself and my private life private in order to do my job.
Everything that is most mine belongs to everyone now.
- Sandra Cisneros

I'm afraid I'm still trying to find that balance.
Especially now that everyone wants a piece of me.
I find that I have to become more and more reclusive,
and pick and choose when I am public and when I am private.
- Sandra Cisneros

And the nice thing about writing a novel is you take your time,
you sit with the character sometimes nine years,
you look very deeply at a situation,
unlike in real life when we just kind of snap something out.
- Sandra Cisneros

But I deal with this meditating and by understanding
I've been put on the planet to serve humanity.
I have to remind myself to live simply and not to overindulge,
which is a constant battle in a material world.
- Sandra Cisneros

I have to understand what my strengths and limitations are,
and work from a true place.
I try to do this as best I can while still protecting my writer self,
which more than ever needs privacy.
- Sandra Cisneros

I always tell people that I became a writer not because
I went to school but because my mother took me to the library.
I wanted to become a writer so I could see my name in the card catalog.
- Sandra Cisneros

I think my family and closest friends are learning
about my need to withdraw,
and I am learning how to restore and store my energy
to both serve the community to the best of my ability
and to serve my writer's heart.
- Sandra Cisneros

Well, I'm Buddhist, Ray, and so part of my Buddhism
has allowed me to look a little more deeply at people
and the events in my life that created me.
And I think a lot of that Buddhism comes out in the
world view in this novel.
- Sandra Cisneros

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh PHOTO

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet PHOTO

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe PHOTO

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Sometimes I think we're alone.
Sometimes I think we're not.
In either case, the thought is staggering.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The challenge of living a great life is to create
a meaningful whole out of sometimes ill-fitting halves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You cannot be totally committed sometimes.
- A Course In Miracles

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Dalai Lama

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Sometimes it is better to lose
and do the right thing
than to win and do the wrong thing.
- Tony Blair

If you are the master, be sometimes blind,
if you are the servant, be sometimes deaf.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Love is like the truth,
sometimes it prevails,
sometimes it hurts.
- Victor M. Garcia Jr.

When you reach the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.
- Anonymous Saying
(Sometimes attributed to Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Eleanor Roosevelt, or Thomas Jefferson)

Greatness is not in where we stand,
but in what direction we are moving.
We must sail sometimes with the wind
and sometimes against it -
but sail we must,
and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Life is a series of experiences,
each one of which makes us bigger,
even though sometimes it is hard to realize this.
- Henry Ford

Life is like an onion:
you peel it off one layer at a time,
and sometimes you weep.
- Carl Sandburg

You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you.
You have to go to them sometimes.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Good manners sometimes means simply
putting up with other people's bad manners.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer

We think sometimes that poverty is only
being hungry, naked and homeless.
The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and
uncared for is the greatest poverty.
We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
- Mother Teresa

You can live the life you love -
even in the face of the most challenging circumstances.
While sometimes it may appear that life throws more obstacles
in your path than you can handle,
you can always choose to be happy.
Yes, you are that powerful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For everything I observe or experience,
I create a story - not sometimes, but always.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

"Sometimes," said Pooh, "the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am so clever that sometimes I don't
understand a single word of what I am saying.
- Oscar Wilde

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask "Why me?"
Then a voice answers "Nothing personal,
your name just happened to come up. -
- Charlie Brown, in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

Sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge
and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you,
you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

LOVE LETTERS TO YOURSELF
This is taken from a love letter (a gentle reminder)
I wrote to myself recently.
Live in your joy today.
Be authentic. Love yourself. First.
Love others from your own abundance.
Life Changes. Circumstances change.
Sometimes you try to fit your old way
of being into new circumstances
rather than becoming new yourself.
Embrace transformation as an opportunity.
And keep on writing love letters to yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

For everything observed or experienced,
each of us creates a "story" - not sometimes, but always.
A "story" is the fiction a person tells themselves
about what has happened or is happening.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who can take advice is sometimes superior
to him who can give it.
- Erica Jong

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

The willow which bends to the tempest,
often escapes better than the oak which resists it;
and so in great calamities,
it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits
recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner
than those of a loftier character.
- Albert Schweitzer

A question that sometimes drives me hazy:
am I or are the others crazy?
- Albert Einstein

Endings: sometimes a season of sorrow and grief.
Endings: what must precede new beginnings.
Life is an endless cycle of endings and beginnings.
Renewal and rebirth cannot occur without endings -
as the new year's crop can only be planted and flourish
in the decay of last year.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God sometimes does try to the uttermost
those whom he wishes to bless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman


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