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thezeroquotes · 6 hours ago
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Please believe that one single positive dream is more important than a thousand negative realities.
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quotemadness · 14 days ago
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Please believe that one single positive dream is more important than a thousand negative realities.
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thoughtkick · 8 months ago
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Please believe that one single positive dream is more important than a thousand negative realities.
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perfectquote · 4 months ago
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Please believe that one single positive dream is more important than a thousand negative realities.
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quotefeeling · 6 months ago
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Please believe that one single positive dream is more important than a thousand negative realities.
Adeline Yen Mah
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princesslily · 4 months ago
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Do you ever read an autobiography and pass the page where the women who were an inspiration to the writer are described. I wish to reach that level of beauty, wit and wisdom, where I'm written as a pivotal figure and inspiration in the life of another.
I was reading a novel today, about a Chinese woman who wrote about her life and family history from as early as 1886. She described her Grand aunt with the following words.
"Erect, dignified, her feet unbound, she had a striking presence, in contrast to the obsequious demeanor befitting women of her time"
"Habitually she wore face cream, a dab of rouge and a touch of lipstick, while her ears were adorned with exquisite stud earrings of pearls and jade"
"She moved with ease and athletic grace, riding and playing tennis into her sixties"
"I have a photograph of her smiling and confident astride a large black stallion, dressed in a white blouse, dark tie and we'll cut jodhpurs"
The woman described also went on and founded her own bank, the Shanghai Women's Bank, in a time we're women making everyday financial decisions for themselves was a taboo, like yess ma'am you go
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surqrised · 10 months ago
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Please believe that one single positive dream is more important than a thousand negative realities.
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unchartedthoughtsbyjam · 2 months ago
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"Don’t trust anyone. Be a cold fish. I hurt no one. And no one can hurt me."
James from Falling Leaves Return To Their Roots by Adeline Yen-Mah
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svtpeaches · 9 months ago
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But you can vanquish the demons only when you yourself are convinced of your own worth.
Adeline Yen Mah, Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter
April 22nd, 2021
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chillfr33 · 5 months ago
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Though life has to be lived forward, it can only be understood backward
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nondualreality · 2 years ago
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You have your whole life ahead of you. Be smart. Study hard and be independent…You must rely on yourself. No matter what else people may steal from you, they will never be able to take away your knowledge. The world is changing. You must make your own life outside this home.
Adeline Yen Mah
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quotemadness · 4 months ago
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Please believe that one single positive dream is more important than a thousand negative realities.
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granny-griffin · 2 years ago
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proverb, parable — משל
"... [Aunt Baba told] me a story. She called it 'The Incurable Wound'.
'A long time ago, there lived a child called Ling­ling who was a good artist. [...] Ling­ling had no one to play with and spent her time painting. [...] Her stepmother now grew jealous. One night, she crept up to Ling­ling's bed and stuck a dirty nail into the child's hand [...] In a few days, Ling­ling's hand became red and swollen. [...] However, Ling­ling continued to paint.
Now a strange thing happened. The wound never healed, but Ling­ling's paintings became better and better. [...] The pain in her hand seemed to imbue Ling­ling with an essence of invincibility, enabling her to
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(prevail in every battle, overcome each adversity).
'The Emperor himself heard of Ling­ling's masterpieces. She was summoned to the palace to paint the portrait of the crown prince. They fell in love and married. However, [...] Ling­ling's wound would not heal. She continued to paint superbly until her death at a ripe old age.'"
— Falling Leaves, by Adeline Yen Mah
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bookcoversonly · 2 years ago
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Title: Chinese Cinderella | Author: Adeline Yen Mah | Publisher: Puffin (2015)
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thoughtkick · 3 years ago
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Please believe that one single positive dream is more important than a thousand negative realities.
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unchartedthoughtsbyjam · 8 months ago
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"Sometimes,’ he advised, ‘it is wise to pay attention to money matters. At present your career is just starting to take off. You’re young and healthy. The whole world is at your feet. If you’re careful, you have the opportunity to build up a large fortune. But it won’t always be like that. One day you will become old and feeble. Be sure you are prepared when that day arrives. You must arrange things so that you have control over your own money. Trust no one. People change and their feelings change also."—Father
From Falling Leaves Return to Their Roots by Adeline Yen-Mah
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strangesilversea · 3 years ago
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Please believe that one single positive dream is more important than a thousand negative realities.
Adeline Yen Mah, Falling Leaves, 1997
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sinethetamagazine · 4 years ago
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The way I see it, the nineteenth century was a British century. The twenthieth century is an American century. I predict that the twenty-first century will be a Chinese century. The pendulum of history will swing from the ying ashes brought by the Cultural Revolution to the yang pheonix arising from its wreckage.
Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah (马严君玲). 1997. 
Famous for her autobiographical memoir Falling Leaves, which has sold a over a million copies worldwide and has been translated into twenty-two languages, Adeline Yen Mah is a renowned Chinese American physician and author. Because her biological mother passed away soon after her birth from puerperal fever, Yen Mah, considered “bad luck” by her immediate family, led a traumatic childhood under the cruel thumb of a physically and emotionally abusive stepmother and a severely neglectful father. 
When an adolescent Yen Mah began winning writing competitions, her father regained interest in his younger daughter and permitted her to attend college. However, Yen Mah’s worries hardly stopped there; studying abroad and moving away from home exposed her to the systemic challenges experienced by women of color in the workplace. Yen Mah worked as a successful anesthesiologist in the U.S., though she quit medicine to devote her time to literary pursuits after Falling Leaves’ international success. Yen Mah is widely considered a heroine and proponent of women’s rights; the founder of the Falling Leaves Foundation, she seeks to bridge cultural gaps between Chinese and United States cultures in hopes of addressing racial challenges experienced by Chinese Americans.
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quotemadness · 4 months ago
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Please believe that one single positive dream is more important than a thousand negative realities.
Adeline Yen Mah
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