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Yiyun Li Quotes

Having you in my life made everything better - Love Quotes
When we first met, i had no idea you would be so important to me - Love Quotes
A true friend is someone who accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future - Friend Quotes
Together is my favorite place to be - Love Quotes
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Almost all of the stories in The Matchmaker, the Apprentice, and the Football Fan are told in the first person, yet, depending on the angle and distance of the narrator, they exert different effects. The best are those in which the speaker never poses as an objective outsider. (...) Other stories are damaged by the urge to distance the narrator.  (Yiyun Li Quotes) When the dead departed, they took away any falsehoods that they might have allowed us to believe while alive; we who are left behind have to embark on a different life, since the dead are no longer here to help us deceive ourselves.  (Yiyun Li Quotes) A woman accepted anything from life and made it the best; a man bargained for the better but also the less perfect.  (Yiyun Li Quotes) The boy will remain a son and never become a father. He will be forgotten by the crowd once his blood is rinsed clean from the ground; his sister will think of him but soon she will forget him, too. He will live on only in Han’s memory, a child punished not for his own insincerity but someone else’s disbelief  (Yiyun Li Quotes) Only the smaller fish pay for the goverment’s face-lift. The big ones - they just become bigger and fatter  (Yiyun Li Quotes) Even the most innocent person, when cornered, is capable of a heartless crime  (Yiyun Li Quotes) A real dreamer must have a mutual trust with time  (Yiyun Li Quotes) What is revolution except a systematic way for one species to eat another alive?  (Yiyun Li Quotes) Every place is a good place, only time goes wrong  (Yiyun Li Quotes) What a long way it is from one life to another: yet why write if not for that distance; if things can be let go, every before replaced by an after  (Yiyun Li Quotes) She wonders if this is what people call falling in love, the desire to be with someone for every minute of the rest of her life so strong that sometimes she is frightened of herself  (Yiyun Li Quotes) To write about a struggle amidst the struggling: one must hope that the muddling will end someday  (Yiyun Li Quotes) The decaying that had dragged on for too long had only turned tragedy into nuisance; death, when it strikes, better completes its annihilating act on the first try  (Yiyun Li Quotes) Mrs. Pang was once a nanny for me, and she spoils me the way I imagined kindhearted women would spoil an orphan, loving me for whom I am, exactly the opposite of my mother, whose love I have to earn with great effort and with little success  (Yiyun Li Quotes)