"Han Suyin" was the Pseudonym/pen name of "Elizabeth Comber", born "Rosalie Matilda Kuanghu Chou" (). She was a China-born Eurasian (mixed ancestry)/Eurasian, a physician, and author of books in English and French on modern China, novels set in East and Southeast Asia, and autobiographical memoirs which covered the span of modern China. These writings gained her a reputation as an ardent and articulate supporter of the Chinese Communist revolution. She lived in Lausanne until her death.

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Truth, like surgery, may hurt, but it cures.

This is Malaya. Everything takes a long, a very long time, in Malaya. Things get done, occasionally, but more often they don't, and the more in a hurry you are, the quicker you break down.

There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.

I really can't hate more than 5 or 10 years. Wouldn't it be terrible to be always burdened with those primary emotions you had at one time?

Love from one being to another can only be that two solitudes come nearer, recognize and protect and comfort each other.