Monique Truong is a prominent Vietnamese-American author. She was initially interested in becoming a lawyer and enrolled in the renowned ‘Yale University of Law’. After graduating,she joined a law firm where she realized her passion for writing. She was inspired by the ace writer ‘Barbara Tran’ and assisted her in one of her anthologies. This encouraged her to come up with her debut novel titled ‘The Book of Salt’ which turned out to be a blockbuster. This book became the first most notable work of her career and was honored with numerous awards including ‘New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award’ and the ‘Bard Fiction Prize’. Following the success of this book, she turned to become a writer professionally. She published various other books to enhance her reputation as a writer. Her style of writing has been acknowledged to be unique as her books have always been inspired by the things she had experienced in her life. We bring to you a corpus of quotations and sayings by the acclaimed writer which have been curated from her writings, books, thoughts, work and life. Let us browse through the quotes and thoughts by Monique Truong.
In language at once stark and delicate, Suki Kim shatters the polemic of North and South Korea. She couples an investigative reporter's fierce desire to strip away the fiction of the Hermit Kingdom with an immigrant's insatiable hunger for an emotional home, no matter how troubled and no matter how impossible.
Although we strap time to our wrists, stuff it into our pockets, hang it on our walls, a perpetually moving picture for every room of the house, it can still run away, elude and evade, and show itself again only when there are minutes remaining and there is nothing left to do except wait till there are none.
Words, do not have twins in every language. Sometimes they only have distant cousins, and sometimes they pretend that they are not even related.
All my favorite establishments were either overly crowded or pathetically empty. People either sipped fine vintages in celebration or gulped intoxicants of who cares what kind, drowning themselves in a lack of moderation, raising a glass to lower inhibitions, imbibing spirits to raise their own.