Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Frank Chin

American Writer and Playwright

"In Confucianism, all of us - men and women - are born soldiers. The soldier is the universal individual. No matter what you do for a living - doctor, lawyer, fisherman, thief - you are a fighter. Life is war. The war is to maintain personal integrity in a world that demands betrayal and corruption. All behavior is strategy and tactics. All relationships are martial. Marriages are military alliances."

"You coulda been a singer, ma. Play Vegas. And I'd write ya spicy songs to slither out of your throat like barracudas."