Maxine Hong Kingston - Quotes

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To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world - that I am able to change it in positive ways. ---->>>

The difference between mad people and sane people... is that sane people have variety when they talk-story. Mad people have only one story that they talk over and over. ---->>>

When I'm teaching, I tell my students: It's all process. Don't even think of product. ---->>>

Let my life as Poet begin. I want the life of the Poet. I have labored for over twelve years, one thousand pages of prose. Now, I want the easiness of poetry. The brevity of the poem. ---->>>

There can't be a pure myth, especially when the myth has been handed down in the oral tradition. As the stories are told, they change. If the stories don't change they just die. ---->>>

The sweat of hard work is not to be displayed. It is much more graceful to appear favored by the gods. ---->>>

Hunger also changes the world - when eating can't be a habit, then neither can seeing. ---->>>

I have found things that I could have done better in 'The Woman Warrior.' But then I thought: Let the work of one's youth just stand. ---->>>

I learned to make my mind large, as the universe is large, so that there is room for contradictions. ---->>>

I'm so proud that my offspring became a musician. I'm full of awe that we are able to have a whole family live the life of artists. ---->>>

It seems that writing chose me. I feel that because I know history, and I know the history of so many cultures; I have lived a large life. ---->>>

I've been writing since I was 7, but before that, I was orally making stories. ---->>>

What does old look like? Sometimes I am wrinkled, sometimes not. ---->>>

When I am composing, I try to clear my mind of having to publish, or having to sell a book or find readers. That kind of thinking gets in the way. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 10-27, 1940
Occupation: Writer

Maxine Hong Kingston (Chinese: 湯婷婷; born Maxine Ting Ting Hong; October 27, 1940) is a Chinese American author and Professor Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated with a BA in English in 1962. Kingston has written three novels and several works of non-fiction about the experiences of Chinese Americans (wikipedia)