My mother had a look on her face that I’ll never forget. It was one of complete despair and horror, for losing Bing, for being so foolish as to think she could use faith to change fate.

The Joy Luck Club (1989)
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Look at this face. Do you see my foolish hope?

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It is because I had so much joy that I came to have so much hate.

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Then you must teach my daughter this same lesson. How to lose your innocence but not your hope. How to laugh forever.

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I remember wondering why it was that eating something good could make me feel so terrible, while vomiting something terrible could make me feel so good.

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I began to look at all events and all things as relevant, an opportunity to take or avoid.

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