45 Motivational Isabel Allende Quotes On Success In Life

Isabel Allende is a Chilean writer. Allende, whose works sometimes contain aspects of the genre magical realism, is known for novels such as The House of the Spirits and City of the Beasts, which have been commercially successful. Allende has been called “the world’s most widely read Spanish-language author. This Isabel Allende quotes will motivate you.

Best Isabel Allende Quotes

  1. “It is a wonderful truth that things we want most in life-a sense of purpose, happiness, and hope-are most easily attained by giving them to others.” ~ Isabel Allende
  2. “You are the storyteller of your own life, and you can create your own legend, or not.” ~ Isabel Allende
  3. “There is no death, daughter. People die only when we forget them,’ my mother explained shortly before she left me. ‘If you can remember me, I will be with you always.” ~ Isabel Allende
  4. “I can promise you that women working together – linked, informed and educated – can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.” ~ Isabel Allende
  5. “Give, give, give – what is the point of having experience, knowledge or talent if I don’t give it away? Of having stories if I don’t tell them to others? Of having wealth if I don’t share it? I don’t intend to be cremated with any of it! It is in giving that I connect with others, with the world, and with the divine.” ~ Isabel Allende
  6. “Fear is inevitable, I have to accept that, but I cannot allow it to paralyze me.” ~ Isabel Allende

  7. “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.” ~ Isabel Allende
  8. “We all have an unsuspected reserve of strength inside that emerges when life puts us to the test.” ~ Isabel Allende
  9. “Roots are not in landscape or a country, or a people, they are inside you.” ~ Isabel Allende
  10. “You only have what you give. It’s by spending yourself that you become rich.” ~ Isabel Allende
  11. “Heart is what drives us and determines our fate.” ~ Isabel Allende
  12. “There is no light without shadow, just as there is no happiness without pain.” ~ Isabel Allende
  13. True friendship resists time, distance, and silence.” ~ Isabel Allende
  14. “For real change, we need feminine energy in the management of the world. We need a critical number of women in positions of power, and we need to nurture the feminine energy in men.” ~ Isabel Allende
  15. “I seek truth and beauty in the transparency of an autumn leaf, in the perfect form of a seashell on the beach, in the curve of a woman’s back, in the texture of an ancient tree trunk, but also in the elusive forms of reality.” ~ Isabel Allende
  16. “Those who seek the truth run the risk of finding it.”

  17. “Friendship is all about trust and sharing. Passionate and romantic love is all about sex and emotions. You have to try to combine those, I think. The great marriages, the great couples I know, have both.” ~ Isabel Allende
  18. “You are my angel and my damnation; in your presence I reach divine ecstasy and in your absence I descent to hell.” ~ Isabel Allende
  19. “…when everything else fails, we communicate in the language of the stars” ~ Isabel Allende
  20. “We don’t have an explanation for everything that happens. We don’t control almost anything. And if we are not open to that mystery, life becomes so small.” ~ Isabel Allende
  21. “Every person is born with a talent, and happiness depends on discovering that talent in time.” ~ Isabel Allende

  22. “The longer I live, the more uninformed I feel. Only the young have an explanation for everything.” ~ Isabel Allende
  23. “Silence before being born, silence after death: life is nothing but noise between two unfathomable silences.” ~ Isabel Allende
  24. “A man does what he can; a woman does what a man cannot.” ~ Isabel Allende
  25. “Every time I asked a question, that magnificent teacher, instead of giving the answer, showed me how to find it. She taught me to organize my thoughts, to do research, to read and listen, to seek alternatives, to resolve old problems with new solutions, to argue logically. Above all, she taught me not to believe anything blindly, to doubt, and to question even what seemed irrefutably true, such as man’s superiority over woman, or one race or social class over another.” ~ Isabel Allende
  26. “Accept the children the way we accept trees—with gratitude because they are a blessing—but do not have expectations or desires. You don’t expect trees to change, you love them as they are.” ~ Isabel Allende
  27. “Write what should not be forgotten.” ~ Isabel Allende

  28. “Writing is like making love. Don’t worry about the orgasm, just concentrate on the process.” ~ Isabel Allende
  29. “Erotica is using a feather; pornography is using the whole chicken.” ~ Isabel Allende
  30. “Sisters: talk to each other, be connected and informed, form women’s circles, share your stories, work together, and take risks. Together we are invincible.” ~ Isabel Allende
  31. “You spend the first part of your life collecting things … and the second half getting rid of them.” ~ Isabel Allende
  32. “The two moments are much alike: birth and death are made of the same fabric.” ~ Isabel Allende
  33. “if we don’t begin by imagining the perfect society, how shall we create one?” ~ Isabel Allende
  34. “Aphrodite is about lust and gluttony – the only two sins worth committing, in my opinion.” ~ Isabel Allende
  35. “I love fiction because in fiction you go into the thoughts of people, the little people, the people who were defeated, the poor, the women, the children that are never in history books.” ~ Isabel Allende

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