Lisa Ling quotes

  • The Girl Scouts is where I became acquainted with the idea that a woman can do anything. Learning that early on has a tremendous impact on the development of a young girl's personality. It had a huge impact on me. Girl Scouts is where I first learned about philanthropy and fell in love with the concept of helping others-in my troop this was very important. We did a lot of community service like picking up trash and feeding the homeless. Loving humankind was something that echoed throughout my time at Girl Scouts.
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Girl #Helping Others #Ideas

  • Too often, we spend our days thinking about what we don't have rather than what we do have. Be grateful every day.
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Grateful #Thinking #Be Grateful

  • The best education I have ever received was through travel.
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Best Education

  • There's so much grey to every story - nothing is so black and white.
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Black And White #Stories #Grey

  • Refrain from being too judgmental. You'll often be surprised by what people have to offer.
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Relationship #People #Judgmental

  • Coming from an Asian culture, I was always taught to respect my elders, to be a better listener than a talker.
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Asian #Culture #Taught

  • We live in a culture where were bombarded with so much noise and so much insecurity.
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Insecurity #Culture #Noise

  • It is said that the way to prevent obesity is not to allow kids to become overweight in the first place. But it takes a multi-pronged approach that has to start with parents. Kids are just too young to understand the consequences of obesity.
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Kids #Parent #Way

  • I am a crazy online shopper. My husband always jokes, Another box arrived! Airplanes used to be my sanctuary for reading books, but now I have to peruse Gilt sales.
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Husband #Crazy #Book

  • I honestly never had the biological need to reproduce until I met my husband. But by the same token, even if we were unsuccessful, we were totally okay with adopting.
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Husband #Needs #Mets

  • Our time on Earth is so random.
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Earth

  • There are so many kids in this world, and in this country, that need homes. And so we're perfectly content to look into adoption one day, if for some reason we aren't able to have a biological child.
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Country #Children #Home

  • As a culture women are brought up to be fundamentally insecure
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Insecure #Culture

  • I fancy myself as being a fairly competent person.
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Fancy #Persons

  • My hope is that I can somehow raise the level of consciousness about world events.
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Events #World #Levels

  • I used to be so twig skinny that I couldn't eat enough, because I was just naturally skinny. Until I went to China.
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Skinny #Enough #Twigs

  • I hope my desire to travel so much isn't forever because it's not the most conducive lifestyle for a relationship or a family by any means.
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Mean #Forever #Desire

  • I'm determined to raise a strong girl.
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Girl #Strong #Determined

  • I like crunchy things like Baked Lays.
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Crunchy

  • The city of Oia is the most magnificently romantic place I've ever been.
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Cities

  • You should treat your marriage like a business that you wouldn't want to let fail.
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Inspiring #Want #Failing

  • My husband and I try to spend some time every night that I'm home talking without distractions.
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Husband #Home #Night

  • I hadn't wanted to have a kid until I met my partner.
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Kids #Partners #Mets

  • I don't know that I'm going to entirely do cloth diapers. I'd like to be ambitious about it, but in all honesty, I can't say that I will.
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Honesty #Ambitious #Diapers

  • Try to accomplish things you have always dreamt of while you can. I know it sounds cliche, but the biggest lesson I have learned is that life is precious; enjoy it while it lasts.
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Trying #Lasts #Sound

  • I had a planned C-section, and I cried the entire day before I had the baby.
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Baby

  • I'm a big Ping-Pong addict. I love it.
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Ping Pong #Bigs #Ping

  • When did an old white guy yelling at me, telling me what to think become news? What gives him the right to tell me what to think? When was the last time he was in Iraq or Afghanistan or Sri Lanka... or anywhere that didn't have a beach?
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Beach #Thinking #Iraq

  • I never run hills. My quads are already big enough. I don't run to build muscle; I do it for cardio.
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Running #Hills #Enough

  • I have a zillion bottles of hot sauce. I love Trader Joe's jalapeno. The whole right side of my fridge is filled with hot sauce.
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Sauce #Sides #Hot

  • He imagines Owens' body dotted with saltwater reservoirs just below the skin. An entire wetland, populated with tiny fish and birds, thriving in his agitation. A species of dwarf crocodile lazing beside an artery.
    -- Lisa Ling

    #Dwarves #Bird #Skins