I was silent as a child and silenced as a young woman I am taking my lumps and bumps for being a big mouth now but usually from those whose opinion I don’t respect.

Sandra Cisneros Respect Quote

I think my family and closest friends are learning about my need to withdraw and I am learning how to restore and store my energy to both serve the community to the best of my ability and to serve my writer’s heart.

Sandra Cisneros Learning Quote