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  • I read because I have to. It drives everything else from my mind. It lets me escape to find other world.

    Adeline Yen Mah (2009). “Chinese Cinderella”, p.140, Penguin UK
  • At the age of three my grand aunt proclaimed her independence by categorically refusing to have her feet bound, resolutely tearing off the bandages as fast as they were applied.

    Adeline Yen Mah (1997). “Falling leaves return to their roots”, Penguin Books Ltd
  • Please believe that one single positive dream is more important than a thousand negative realities.

    Dream   Believe   Reality  
    Adeline Yen Mah (2009). “Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter”, p.12, Laurel Leaf
  • The future belongs to you. Should anyone insult you, tell yourself this: I am a child of destiny who will unite East and West and change the world.

  • You may be right in believing that if you study hard, one day you might become fluent in English. But you will still look Chinese, and when people meet you, they’ll see a Chinese girl no matter how well you speak English. You’ll always be expected to know Chinese, and if you don’t, I’m afraid they will not respect you as much.

    Adeline Yen Mah (2009). “Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter”, p.151, Laurel Leaf
  • People with yuan fen are destined to like one another; Friendship develops even if a thousand miles apart. But should yuan fen be absent between two individuals, They will remain strangers despite sitting face-to-face

    Two   People   Sitting  
  • You have your whole life ahead of you. Be smart. Study hard and be independent. I'm afraid the chances of your getting a dowry are slim. You must rely on yourself. No matter what else people may steal from you, they will never be able to take away your knowledge. The world is changing. You must make your own life outside this home.

    Adeline Yen Mah (1997). “Falling leaves return to their roots”, Penguin Books Ltd
  • Revenge is not worthy of you. If you concentrate on revenge, you will keep those wounds fresh that would otherwise have healed.

  • But you can vanquish the demons only when you yourself are convinced of your own worth.

    Adeline Yen Mah (1999). “Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter”, Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
  • Transcend your abuse and transform it into a source of courage, creativity and compassion.

    Adeline Yen Mah (2009). “Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter”, p.12, Laurel Leaf
  • Don't trust anyone. Be a cold fish. I hurt no one. And no one can hurt me.

    Life   Hurt   Cold  
    Adeline Yen Mah (1998). “Falling leaves: the true story of an unwanted Chinese daughter”
  • She was bedridden falling a fall which broke her hip. X-rays showed that she had cancer of the colon which had already spreed. To my surprise I found her cheerful and free of pain, perhaps because of the small doses of morphine she was being given. She was surrounded by neighbours and friends who congregated at her bedside day and night. In this cosy, noisy, gregarious world of the "all-chinese" sickbed, so different from the stark, sterile solitude of the American hospital room, her life had assumed the astounding quality of a continuous farewell party.

    Pain   Cancer   Farewell  
  • Keep in mind that whenever you are in a crisis, you are in the midst of danger as well as opportunity.

    Adeline Yen Mah (2009). “Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter”, p.154, Laurel Leaf
  • Suen Le! (it means, "Let it be.

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