Isabel Allende Quotes & Sayings

127 most famous Isabel Allende quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for her. She's a 75 year old Chilean writer born on Aug 2, 1942.

“I never said I wanted a 'happy' life but an interesting one. From separation and loss, I have learned a lot. I have become strong and resilient, as is the case of almost every human being exposed to life and to the world. We don't even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward.”
“We don't even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.”
“I am happier when I love than when I am loved. I adore my husband, my son, my grandchildren, my mother, my dog, and frankly, I don't know if they even like me. But who cares? Loving them is my joy.”
Isabel Allende Quotes
“What I fear most is power with impunity. I fear abuse of power, and the power to abuse.”
Isabel Allende Quotes
“My life is about ups and downs, great joys and great losses.”
Isabel Allende Quotes
“Women have always been courageous... They are always fearless when protecting their children and in the last century they have been fearless in the fight for their rights.”
“From journalism I learned to write under pressure, to work with deadlines, to have limited space and time, to conduct and interview, to find information, to research, and above all, to use language as efficiently as possible and to remember always that there is a reader out there.”
Isabel Allende Quotes
“I want to have an epic life. I want to tell my life with big adjectives. I want to forget all the grays in between, and remember the highlights and the dark moments.”
“Feminism is not dead, by no means. It has evolved. If you don't like the term, change it, for Goddess' sake. Call it Aphrodite, or Venus, or bimbo, or whatever you want; the name doesn't matter, as long as we understand what it is about, and we support it.”
“I can't control life for my grandchildren, so how could I control a story? Sometimes I try to force something, and after working and working on that chapter, I realise that I am swimming against the current. I will never get there. So I have to let go of whatever previous idea I had about it and let the characters decide.”

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