Amy TanAmy Tan, (1952-) American author

Amy Tan Quote

“You see what power is -- holding someone else's fear in your hand and showing it to them!”

Amy TanAmy Tan
~ Amy Tan

The Kitchen God's Wife (1991), New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons. p. 387

Ratings and Comments


when you know someone else's fear, you can take advantage over them, which means you have the power

Mike, Norwalk

Sometimes / kinda. A good description of what Amerika has become. Though the government has power to kill me, confiscate my fiscal assets, or imprison me, I do not fear said foreign despots. I know my relationship to my Eternal Father as a sovereign child of God and, I will pick my battles with the occupying statist theocracy that is infesting this land. My battle fronts against fear, despotism and tyranny are currently in courts and for the hearts of freemen anywhere they can be found.

J Carlton, Calgary

And we're shown by every newscast every hour of every day.

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Robken    9/19/11

We are all fearful of something - no one has immunity. The key to happiness is the disengagement of all fear and suffering. Alas, only a very small number of people reach that state. Detachment of desire is a path but few have the discipline.

E Archer, NYC

I get it. Robken, BS. All you are saying is that one only needs to change one's mind to be happy. That is the perfect statist philosophy -- 'surrender'. Been there done that. COURAGE is the best antidote to fear. Sooner or later, one has to FIGHT. The tyrant asks for your surrender, the sovereign never does.

GunnyCee, Durham

We see it happening every day right here in the good old U.S. of A. What has Obama been doing ever since he took over the regime? You must pass this health bill or millions of people will be without health care, you must pass this stimulus bill or millions of people will be out of work. He constantly holds up the spectre of the Great Depression while his attack dogs (the Main Stream Media), reinforce those fears 24/7. So Amy Tan is wise in showing us that side of government.


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