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Joy luck club quote New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.
New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.

Fate is shaped half by expectation, half by inattention.

And I think now that fate is shaped half by expectation, half by inattention.

But somehow, when you lose something you love, faith takes over. -Rose

Joy luck club quote How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.

I wanted my children to have the best combination: American circumstances and Chinese character. How could I know these things do not mix?

Why do you have to use me to show off? If you want to show off, then why don't you learn to play chess." - Ch. 5


Only you pick that crab. Nobody else take it. I already know this. Everyone else want best quality. You thinking different.

Joy luck club quote Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

It is because I had so much joy that I came to have so much hate.

I saw what I had been fighting for: it was for me, a scared child.

And I remember wondering why it was that eating something good could make me feel so terrible, while vomiting something terrible could make me feel so good.

Joy luck club quote Enjoy life now. This is not a rehearsal.
Enjoy life now. This is not a rehearsal.

I began to look at all events and all things as relevant, an opportunity to take or avoid.


For woman is yin, the darkness within, where untempered passions lie.

And man is yang, bright truth lighting our minds.

Even though I was young, I could see the pain of the flesh and the worth of the pain.

Joy luck club quote There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealous
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.

I discovered that maybe it was fate all along, that faith was just an illusion that somehow you're in control.

I had on a beautiful red dress, but what I saw was even more valuable.

I was strong. I was pure. I had genuine thoughts inside that no one could see, that no one could ever take away from me. I was like the wind. -Lindo

Then you must teach my daughter this same lesson.

How to lose your innocence but not your hope. How to laugh forever.

Joy luck club quote If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the cou
If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.

And now I also see what part of me is Chinese.

It is so obvious. It is my family. It is in our blood.

I have always known a thing before it happens.

And below the heimongmong, all along the ground, were weeds already spilling out over the edges, running wild in every direction.

Joy luck club quote Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker
Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain.

My mother had a look on her face that I'll never forget.

It was one of complete despair and horror, for losing Bing, for being so foolish as to think she could use faith to change fate.

And after I played them both a few times, I realized they were two halves of the same song.


For unlike my mother, I did not believe I could be anything I wanted to be. I could only be me.

Joy luck club quote Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it eve
Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.

We are lost, she and I, unseen and not seeing, unheard and not hearing, unknown by others.

But she never looked back with regret. There were so many ways for things to get better. -Jing-mei

We all had our miseries. But to despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable. -Suyuan

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