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Li Ang

  • ... people commit suicide for only one reason — to escape torment.

  • Many a pair of curious ears had been lured by that well-timed pause.

  • You can't get tender shoots from a rotten bamboo stalk.

  • With her skin deeply tanned by constant exposure to the sun, she had the shriveled appearance of a wind-dried shrimp.

Li Ang, Taiwanese writer, feminist

(1952)

Real name: Shih Shu-tuan.