30 Most Famous Sandra Cisneros Quotes

30 Most Famous Sandra Cisneros Quotes

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Sandra Cisneros is an American poet and author. She was the only daughter of seven children and grew up in Chicago. She attended an all girls school until she graduated and went on to the University of Chicago. She has written many novels and short stories, the most famous being The House on Mango Street. She currently lives in San Antonio, Texas.

“But I deal with this meditating and by understanding I’ve been put on the planet to serve humanity. I have to remind myself to live simply and not to overindulge, which is a constant battle in a material world.”

“Even if we don’t know if God exists, we can be certain love exists, because its power transcends death.”

“Everyone complains about marriage, but no one remembers to praise its wonderful extravagances, like sleeping next to a warm body, like sandwiching one’s feet with somebody else’s feet. To talk at night and share what has happened in a day. To put some order to one’s thoughts. How could she not help but think – happiness.”

“Everything that is most mine belongs to everyone now.”

“How can art make a difference in the world?”

“How I am sensitive as water, wind. So are we all, all human beings, all things human or otherwise.”

“I always tell people that I became a writer not because I went to school but because my mother took me to the library. I wanted to become a writer so I could see my name in the card catalog.”

“I believe love is eternal. Even if eternity is only five minutes.”

“I don’t see any kind of mirror of power, male power, that is, as a form of liberation. I don’t believe in an eye for an eye. I don’t believe this is truly freedom.”

“I knew as I wrote this story that it was helping to bring me back to myself.”

“I realize that when I moved out of my father’s house I shocked and frightened him because I needed a room of my own, a space of my own to reinvent myself.”

“I try to be as honest about what I see to speak rather than be silent, especially if it means I can save lives, or serve humanity.”

“I was raised in Chicago, so always used Latina. It’s what my Father and brothers called ourselves, when we meant the entire Spanish-speaking community of Chicago.”

“I was silent as a child, and silenced as a young woman; I am taking my lumps and bumps for being a big mouth, now, but usually from those whose opinion I don’t respect.”

“I wish somebody had told me love does not die, that we can continue to receive and give love after death.”

“I’m filled with a new joy mixed with old grief.”

“I’m afraid I’m still trying to find that balance. Especially now that everyone wants a piece of me. I find that I have to become more and more reclusive, and pick and choose when I am public and when I am private.”

“It’s not good to spend so much time alone.”

“Like all guests, after a fortnight, grief is best beyond the door.”

“Maybe all pain in the world requires poetry.”

“My feminism is humanism, with the weakest being those who I represent, and that includes many beings and life forms, including some men.”

“Perhaps the greatest challenge has been trying to keep my time to myself and my private life private in order to do my job.”

“Revenge only engenders violence, not clarity and true peace. I think liberation must come from within.”

“That I don’t remember forgetting until I remember it.”

“The thoughts of letting go of everything I love overwhelms like a tsunami of sorrow.”

“There should be stars for great wars like ours.”

“They say the fluttering wings of a butterfly can disrupt the weather on the other side of the world.”

“Write two poems and call me in the morning. That’s my prescription for you today, world, and for me.”

“You can’t erase what you know. You can’t forget who you are.”

“You’ll change. You’ll see. Wait till you meet Mr. Right.”