- Name: Amy Tan
- Born: 02/19/1952 (69 years old)
- Occupation: Writer
- Website: http://www.amytan.net/
Amy Tan (born February 19, 1952) is an American writer whose works explore mother-daughter relationships and the Chinese-American experience. Her novel The Joy Luck Club was adapted into a film in 1993 by director Wayne Wang.
Birth Name: Amy Tan
School: San Jose State University (BA, MA), UC Santa Cruz & UC Berkeley (dropped out)
Birth Place: Oakland, California, U.S.
Amy Tan quotes :
Our uniqueness makes us special, makes perception valuable - but it can also make us lonely. This loneliness is different from being 'alone': You can be lonely even surrounded by people. The feeling I'm talking about stems from the sense that we can never fully share the truth of who we are. I experienced this acutely at an early age.Amy Tan
Until the age of five, my parents spoke to me in Chinese or a combination of Chinese and English, but they didn't force me to speak Mandarin. In retrospect, this was sad, because they believed that my chance of doing well in America hinged on my fluency in English. Later, as an adult, I wanted to learn Chinese.Amy Tan
Words to me were magic. You could say a word and it could conjure up all kinds of images or feelings or a chilly sensation or whatever. It was amazing to me that words had this power.Amy Tan
I think I've always been somebody, since the deaths of my father and brother, who was afraid to hope. So, I was more prepared for failure and for rejection than for success.Amy Tan
I was intelligent enough to make up my own mind. I not only had freedom of choice, I had freedom of expression.Amy Tan