Isabel Allende Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old isabel allende quotes, isabel allende sayings, and isabel allende proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Writing is a process, a journey into memory and the soul.     

Isabel Allende

Empowering women means trusting them.     

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There is no death, daughter. People die only when we forget them,' my mother explained shortly before she left me. 'If you can remember me, I will be with you always.     

Isabel Allende

Accept the children the way we accept trees with gratitude, because they are a blessing, but do not have expectations or desires. You don't expect trees to change, you love them as they are.     

Isabel Allende

Write what should not be forgotten.     

Isabel Allende

Peace requires everyone to be in the circle - wholeness, inclusion.     

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Affection is like the noonday sun; it does not need the presence of another to be manifest.     

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Memory is fragile and the space of a single life is brief, passing so quickly that we never get a chance to see the relationship between events; we cannot gauge the consequences of our acts, and we believe in the fiction of past, present, and future, but it may also be true that everything happens simultaneously.     

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A novel is like a window, open to an infinite landscape.     

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Fear is like a black cavern that is terrifying. Once you enter the cavern and explore it, you realize that you can get out of it, go through it and get out of it.     

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Real soup is to the body what peace is to the soul.     

Isabel Allende

There is no light without shadow, just as there is no happiness without pain.     

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You are the storyteller of your own life, and you can create your own legend, or not.     

Isabel Allende

We are too connected. There's noise in our heads all the time.     

Isabel Allende

Affection is like the noonday sun; it does not need the presence of another to be manifest.     

Isabel Allende

A memoir is an invitation into another person's privacy.     

Isabel Allende

In terrible moments, in moments of revolution, of war or repression, of illness or death, people react with incredible strength.     

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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.     

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True friendship resists time, distance, and silence.     

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Heart is what drives us and determines our fate. That is what I need for my characters in my books: a passionate heart. I need mavericks, dissidents, adventurers, outsiders and rebels, who ask questions, bend the rules and take risks.     

Isabel Allende

I have been a foreigner all my life, first as a daughter of diplomats, then as a political refugee and now as an immigrant in the U.S. I have had to leave everything behind and start anew several times, and I have lost most of my extended family.     

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I've been a foreigner for the past twenty years. I don't have roots anymore. My roots are in my memory and my writing. That's why memory is so important. Who are you but what you can remember?     

Isabel Allende