Isabel Allende, a novelist and journalist, left Chile with her husband and children when her uncle, Chilean president Salvador Allende, was overthrown in a coup. After a time in Venezuela, Isabel Allende came to live and write in the United States.
Selected Isabel Allende Quotations
• How can one not speak about war, poverty, and inequality when people who suffer from these afflictions don't have a voice to speak?
• We live in an era where masses of people come and go across a hostile planet, desolate and violent. Refugees, emigrants, exiles, deportees. We are a tragic contingent.
• Write what should not be forgotten.
• While you are experimenting, do not remain content with the surface of things. Don't become a mere recorder of facts, but try to penetrate the mystery of their origin.
• Erotica is using a feather, pornography is using the whole chicken.
• For women the best aphrodisiacs are words. The G-spot is in the ears. He who looks for it below there is wasting his time.
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Quote collection assembled by Jone Johnson Lewis. Each quotation page in this collection and the entire collection © Jone Johnson Lewis. This is an informal collection assembled over many years. I regret that I am not be able to provide the original source if it is not listed with the quote.
Jone Johnson Lewis. "Isabel Allende Quotes." About Women's History. URL: http://womenshistory.about.com/od/quotes/a/isabel_allende.htm . Date accessed: (today). (More on how to cite online sources including this page)