"If this world is going to be a better place for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren, it will be women who make it so."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Isabel Allende on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Isabel Allende on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Isabel Allende on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Isabel Allende on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Isabel Allende on John Lennon
"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."