Music is a wind that blows away the years, memories, and fear, that crouching animal I carry inside me.
Roots are not in landscape or a country, or a people, they are inside you.
Each had defended his own country; the Germans Germany, the Frenchmen France; they had don...- Ernst Toller
The future of our economy relies on the imagination of entrepreneurs.- Barack Obama
The best way to quiet a country is a good thrashing, followed by great kindness afterwards...- Charles James Napier
My country, ’tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing: Land where my fathers d...- Samuel Francis Smith
I vow to thee, my country all earthly things above Entire and whole and perfect, the servi...- Cecil Spring Rice
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|Birth:||2nd August, 1942|
|Profession:||Author, Journalist, Novelist|
Isabel Allende was born in Lima, Peru. She is a Chilean-American author, novelist and journalist. She has been called "the world's most widely read Spanish-language author". Beginning in 1967, she was on the editorial staff of Paula magazine, and of the children's magazine Mampato from 1969 to 1974, where she later became the editor. As a journalist, she once sought an interview with Pablo Neruda, a notable Chilean poet. During her time in Venezuela, she was a freelance journalist for El Nacional in Caracas from 1976 to 1983 and an administrator of the Marrocco School in Caracas from 1979 to 1983. She has written several novels include: The House of the Spirits, Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, The Infinite Plan, Daughter of Fortune, Portrait in Sepia, City of the Beasts, Forest of the Pygmies, Zorro, Inés of My Soul, Island Beneath the Sea, Maya's Notebook, and The Japanese Lover. Her nonfiction works, including Paula(memoir), Aphrodite(memoir), My Invented Country(memoir), and The Sum of Our Days(memoir). In 2004, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2010, she received Chile's National Literature Prize. President Barack Obama awarded her the 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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