Sandra Cisneros Quotes & Sayings

49 most famous Sandra Cisneros quotes and sayings (author). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“I was a terrible student. Still, I managed to get into college, but my daydreaming threatened to sabotage me. I used behavior modification to break the cycle. I started by setting an arbitrary time limit on studying: for every 15 minutes of study, I'd allow myself an hour of daydreaming. I set the alarm.”
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“Writing is like sewing together what I call these 'buttons,' these bits and pieces.”
Sandra Cisneros Quotes
“The more you speak more languages, the more you understand about yourself.”
Sandra Cisneros Quotes
“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 Quotes
“Revenge only engenders violence, not clarity and true peace. I think liberation must come from within.”
Sandra Cisneros Quotes
“I am a woman, and I am a Latina. Those are the things that make my writing distinctive. Those are the things that give my writing power.”
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“The older I get, the more I'm conscious of ways very small things can make a change in the world. Tiny little things, but the world is made up of tiny matters, isn't it?”
“I spent my thirties living out of boxes and moving every six months to a year. It was my cloud period: I just wandered like a cloud for ten years, following the food supply. I was a hunter, gatherer, an academic migrant.”
“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 Quotes
“'Hispanic' is English for a person of Latino origin who wants to be accepted by the white status quo. 'Latino' is the word we have always used for ourselves.”

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