"I am an American citizen and it is my home now. I like the U.S.A., which is not a place too many people have liked since Bush. The U.S. has a young population, and everything can change within a year."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Isabel Allende on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Isabel Allende on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Isabel Allende on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Isabel Allende on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Isabel Allende on Robert Frost
"I was born in ancient times, at the end of the world, in a patriarchal Catholic and conservative family. No wonder that by age five I was a raging feminist - although the term had not reached Chile yet, so nobody knew what the heck was wrong with me."
"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."
"In times of conflict, war, poverty or religious fundamentalism, women and children are the first and most numerous victims. Women need all their courage today."
"All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them. Certain themes keep coming up: justice, loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues, freedom."
"I'm aware of the mystery around us, so I write about coincidences, premonitions, emotions, dreams, the power of nature, magic."