Isabel Allende Quotes

Most popular Isabel Allende Quotes

With women the best aphrodisiac is words.

words sex

Love is music, and sex is only the instrument.


Someone has said that conversation is sex for the soul.


The writer of good will carries a lamp to illuminate the dark corners.


There are few virtues a man can possess more erotic than culinary skill.


If we don't begin by imagining the perfect society, how shall we create one?
— Isabel Allende


When you make an omelet, as when you make love, affection counts for more than technique.
Fiction happens in the womb. It doesn't get processed in the mind until you do the editing.


Affection is like the noonday sun; it does not need the presence of another to be manifest.


Every person is born with a talent, and happiness depends on discovering that talent in time.


There are only two kinds of illness: those that are fatal and those that heal themselves in their proper time.


For women the best aphrodisiacs are words.  The G-spot is in the ears.  He who looks for it below there is wasting his time.


I can promise you that women working together—linked, informed, and educated—can bring peace and prosperity to this forsaken planet.
— Isabel Allende


I need to tell a story. It's an obsession. Each story is a seed inside of me that starts to grow and grow, like a tumor, and I have to deal with it sooner or later.

writing why I write

A book is not an end in itself; it is only a way to touch someone—a bridge extended across a space of loneliness and obscurity—and sometimes it is a way of winning other people to our causes.


You write a book and it's like putting a message in a bottle and throwing it in the ocean. You don't know if it will ever reach any shore.  And there, you see, sometimes it falls in the hands of the right person.