Quotes by Qiu Xiaolong

"If you work hard enough at something, it begins to make itself part of you, even though you do not really like it and know that part isn't real."

"The wind languished. The floral curtain ceased flapping. The moonlight streamed through, lighting up her face. It was a young, animated face. At that moment, it touched a string, a peg, deep inside him."

"Tripes, poumons, coeur de porc, etc., tout cela cuit à la vapeur avec du vin de riz."

"Al fin y al cabo, un hombre es sólo lo que ha decidido hacer o no hacer."

"El cielo o el infierno están en nuestra cabeza, no en las cosas materiales que poseemos."

Books by Qiu Xiaolong

Qiu Xiaolong
  • Qiu Xiaolong

  • Born: Shanghai, China.

  • Description: Qiu Xiaolong (裘小龙) was born in Shanghai, China. He is the author of the award-winning Inspector Chen series of mystery novels, Death of a Red Heroine (2000), A Loyal Character Dancer (2002), When Red Is Black (2004), A Case of Two Cities (2006), Red Mandarin Dress (2007), and The Mao Case (2009). He is also the author of two books of poetry translations, Treasury of Chinese Love Poems (2003) and Evoking T'ang (2007), and his own poetry collection, Lines Around China (2003). Qiu's books have sold over a million copies and have been published in twenty languages. He currently lives in St. Louis with his wife and daughter.