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1. "No matter how American I become, I'm considered part of the Chinese community by my own family."
Author: Anchee Min
2. "...Heracles was strangely silent. What is he thinking? / Geryon wondered. / Geryon watched prehistoric rocks move past the car and thought about thoughts. / Even when they were lovers / he had never known what Herakles was thinking. Once in a while he would say, / Penny for your thoughts! / and it always turned out to be some odd thing like a bumper sticker or a dish / he'd eaten in a Chinese restaurant years ago. / What Geryon was thinking Herakles never asked. In the space between them / developed a dangerous cloud."
Author: Anne Carson
3. "My plan is to open five restaurants based on the five elements in Chinese philosophy: wood, water, fire, earth and metal."
Author: Arthur Potts Dawson
4. "Because of the Chinese culture of obedience, you don't ask questions... You follow and obey."
Author: Bai Ling
5. "The performance was exotic. It was short. And it wasn't much more dreadful than the Chinese opera that had been performed last year."Bravo!" Ned called. He applauded madly. Thankfully, everyone joined in.Blakely bowed, rather stiffly, and picked his way through the rows toward his seat. He didn't even make eye contact with Ned, didn't acknowledge that Ned had just saved him.Ha, Just because Blakely had no humility didn't mean Ned couldn't try to humiliate him further."Encore!" Ned shouted.Blakely fixed Ned with a look that promised eventual dismemberment. Luckily for the future attachment of Ned's limbs, nobody else took up the cry."
Author: Courtney Milan
6. "Harper, I..."You don't have to say it."I don't?"I know."You know what?"I lean against him, nestling in the crook of his arm. I talk into his neck. I don't need to be able to see to find the parts of him I know.That morning in the trailer, when we had it to ourselves, and you made me breakfast, I wondered whether you would tell me you loved me, if you'd ever tell me, and I looked at you, and I thought you were going to say it, but instead you went off on a tangent about boysenberry jam."And?"And it was funny. And it was close enough to the real thing for me. Just sitting there with you like that."Boysenberry jam?"Boysenberry jam."Harper," he whispers into my hair.Yeah?"I boysenberry jam you."
Author: Dana Reinhardt
7. "How about this? Hong Kong had been appropriated by British drug pushers in the 1840s. We wanted Chinese silk, porcelain, and spices. The Chinese didn't want our clothes, tools, or salted herring, and who can blame them? They had no demand. Our solution was to make a demand, by getting large sections of the populace addicted to opium, a drug which the Chinese government had outlawed. When the Chinese understandably objected to this arrangement, we kicked the fuck out of them, set up a puppet government in Peking that hung signs on parks saying NO DOGS OR CHINESE, and occupied this corner of their country as an import base. Fucking godawful behavior, when you think about it. And we accuse them of xenophobia. It would be like the Colombians invading Washington in the early twenty-first century and forcing the White House to legalize heroin. And saying, "Don't worry, we'll show ourselves out, and take Florida while we're at it, okay? Thanks very much."
Author: David Mitchell
8. "The cause which is blocking all progress today is the subtle scepticism which whispers in a million ears that things are not good enough to be worth improving. If the world is good we are revolutionaries, if the world is evil we must be conservatives. These essays, futile as they are considered as serious literature, are yet ethically sincere, since they seek to remind men that things must be loved first and improved afterwards."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
9. "The whispers of shared ecstasy are choral."
Author: George Steiner
10. "Trying to write is very much like trying to put a Chinese puzzle together. We have a pattern in mind which we wish to work out in words; but the words will not fit the spaces, or, if they do, they will not match the design."
Author: Helen Keller
11. "I wanted to get me a full pack complete with everything necessary to sleep, shelter, eat, cook, in fact a regular kitchen and bedroom right on my back, and go off somewhere and find perfect solitude and look into the perfect emptiness of my mind and be completely neutral from any and all ideas. I intended to pray, too, as my only activity, pray for all living creatures; I saw it was the only decent activity left in the world. To be in some riverbottom somewhere, or in a desert, or in mountains, or in some hut in Mexico, or shack in Adirondack, and rest and be kind, and do nothing else, practice what the Chinese call "do-nothing"."
Author: Jack Kerouac
12. "We might be shifting away from a Eurocentric view of the United States into something that's much more multicultural, multinational, and Chinese food is just one slice of that."
Author: Jennifer Lee
13. "You and Merrin's mother-have you really been praying for me to die?" "More or less," Mould said. "To be honest, most of the time when she's calling to God, she's riding my dick." "Do you know why He hasn't struck me down?" Ig asked. "Do you know why God hasn't answered your prayers?" "Why?" "Because there is no God. Your prayers are whispers to an empty room." ..."Bullshit." "It's all a lie. There's never been anyone there."
Author: Joe Hill
14. "I want to build spires in their minds and dance shadows through like marionettes, chased by whispers and hints of the unspeakable."
Author: Laini Taylor
15. "I may have ruined my life, but at least I got to eat some really good Chinese food."
Author: Louis Sachar
16. "Jay," my name comes out like a prayer. "Be mine. Be only mine," he whispers to me. ~ Kane"
Author: Nicole Reed
17. "Even though I'm very Westernized as an individual and very Canadian, I guess I've lost some of my Chinese culture."
Author: Patrick Chan
18. "People who share the same language, French or Chinese or whatever, have the same vocal cords and emit sounds which are basically the same, as they come from the same throats and lungs."
Author: Pierre Schaeffer
19. "Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startles out wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto."
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
20. "They put me in a holding cell with a black kid and a white kid and a Chinese kid. We're the United Nations of juvenile delinquents."
Author: Sherman Alexie
21. "Trust me, he whispers against my lips. Maggie, you're my paradise."
Author: Simone Elkeles
22. "In Chinese business culture, humility is a virtue."
Author: Stefan H. Verstappen
23. "And look at the mess that Russia is; most Chinese don't want to follow that."
Author: William Kirby
24. "If tomorrow the Chinese decide not to supply the world with raw materials, the pharma industry would collapse."
Author: Yusuf Hamied

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