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Louise Erdrich quotes: What is this life but the sound of an appalling love. What is this life but the sound of an appalling love.
Louise Erdrich quotes: I have never seen the truth," said Damien, "without crossing my eyes. Life is crazy. I have never seen the truth," said Damien, "without crossing my eyes. Life is crazy.
Louise Erdrich quotes: Her outfit must have penetrated his unconscious. She wore a shirt of softly fringed suede that clung to her breasts like an unforgiven sin. Her outfit must have penetrated his unconscious. She wore a shirt of softly fringed suede that clung to her breasts like an unforgiven sin.
Louise Erdrich quotes: It seemed to her that almost any pain was sympathetic to her loss and she inserted herself immediately into the concept of fantastic suffering. It seemed to her that almost any pain was sympathetic to her loss and she inserted herself immediately into the concept of fantastic suffering.
Louise Erdrich quotes: Sorrow eats time. Be patient. Time eats sorrow. Sorrow eats time. Be patient. Time eats sorrow.
Louise Erdrich quotes: People still lived on the margins of the land they had owned. People still lived on the margins of the land they had owned.
Louise Erdrich quotes: White people covered the earth like lice. White people covered the earth like lice.
Louise Erdrich quotes: I imagined myself in some way defined by my relation to another creature. I imagined myself in some way defined by my relation to another creature.
Louise Erdrich quotes: I have always kept notebooks and I go back to them over and over. They are my compost pile of ideas. I have always kept notebooks and I go back to them over and over. They are my compost pile of ideas.
Louise Erdrich quotes: It was just enough to sit there without words. It was just enough to sit there without words.
Louise Erdrich quotes: Now that I knew fear, I also knew it was not permanent. As powerful as it was, its grip on me would loosen. It would pass. Now that I knew fear, I also knew it was not permanent. As powerful as it was, its grip on me would loosen. It would pass.
Louise Erdrich quotes: I tried out the unfamiliar syllables. They fit. They cracked in my ears like a fist through ice. I tried out the unfamiliar syllables. They fit. They cracked in my ears like a fist through ice.
Louise Erdrich quotes: Power travels in the bloodlines, handed out before birth. Power travels in the bloodlines, handed out before birth.
Louise Erdrich quotes: She had a talent for looking at a person with no expression - you filled in whatever you felt guiltiest about. She had a talent for looking at a person with no expression - you filled in whatever you felt guiltiest about.
Louise Erdrich quotes: I got well by talking. Death could not get a word in edgewise, grew discouraged, and traveled on. I got well by talking. Death could not get a word in edgewise, grew discouraged, and traveled on.
Louise Erdrich quotes: Albertine was one of those who took on too much in order to remain perpetually dissatisfied with herself. Albertine was one of those who took on too much in order to remain perpetually dissatisfied with herself.
Louise Erdrich quotes: Her clothes were filled with safety pins and hidden tears. Her clothes were filled with safety pins and hidden tears.
Louise Erdrich quotes: Whom he had saved from a life of excessive freedom Whom he had saved from a life of excessive freedom
Louise Erdrich quotes: Emotions unreel in her like spools of cotton. Emotions unreel in her like spools of cotton.
Louise Erdrich quotes: He was a bad thing waiting for a worse thing to happen. He was a bad thing waiting for a worse thing to happen.
Louise Erdrich quotes: I rarely step on sidewalk cracks. I don't wear a watch. I touch my favorite tree before going on long trips. I rarely step on sidewalk cracks. I don't wear a watch. I touch my favorite tree before going on long trips.
Louise Erdrich quotes: The contents of a house can trigger all sorts of revisions to family history. The contents of a house can trigger all sorts of revisions to family history.
Louise Erdrich quotes: I was in love with the whole world and all that lived in its rainy arms. I was in love with the whole world and all that lived in its rainy arms.
Louise Erdrich quotes: Funny how often the Will of God puts a dollar in a pocket, said Dr. Ames. Funny how often the Will of God puts a dollar in a pocket, said Dr. Ames.
Louise Erdrich quotes: Death is the least civilized rite of passage. Death is the least civilized rite of passage.
Louise Erdrich quotes: My father had bought an ugly new clock, and it was ticking again in the quiet kitchen. My father had bought an ugly new clock, and it was ticking again in the quiet kitchen.
Louise Erdrich quotes: He began his morning at six a.m. with a cup of coffee and a paperback. He began his morning at six a.m. with a cup of coffee and a paperback.
Louise Erdrich quotes: The people stared through her as though she were invisible until she thought she was, and walked more easily then, just a cloud reflected in a stream. The people stared through her as though she were invisible until she thought she was, and walked more easily then, just a cloud reflected in a stream.
Louise Erdrich quotes: There are ways of being abandoned even when your parents are right there. There are ways of being abandoned even when your parents are right there.
Louise Erdrich quotes: Society is like this card game here, cousin. We got dealt our hand before we were even born, and as we grow we have to play as best as we Society is like this card game here, cousin. We got dealt our hand before we were even born, and as we grow we have to play as best as we can.
Louise Erdrich quotes: Only when you are secure enough not to fear immediate survival can you display creative intelligence in anything you do. Only when you are secure enough not to fear immediate survival can you display creative intelligence in anything you do.
Louise Erdrich quotes: I have to write. I have to be an artist. I have to write. I have to be an artist.
Louise Erdrich quotes: He had started to understand how a woman's attention could succeed in making sense of a man's blind chaos.. He had started to understand how a woman's attention could succeed in making sense of a man's blind chaos..
Louise Erdrich quotes: So what is wild? What is wilderness? What are dreams but an internal wilderness and what is desire but a wildness of the soul? So what is wild? What is wilderness? What are dreams but an internal wilderness and what is desire but a wildness of the soul?
Louise Erdrich quotes: You said if they're assigned to Indian Country they are either rookies or have trouble with authority. Did You said if they're assigned to Indian Country they are either rookies or have trouble with authority. Did
Louise Erdrich quotes: Revenge is a sorrow for the person who has to take it on. And the person who is rash enough to think it's going to help a situation is always Revenge is a sorrow for the person who has to take it on. And the person who is rash enough to think it's going to help a situation is always wrong.
Louise Erdrich quotes: Money helps, though not so much as you think when you don't have it. Money helps, though not so much as you think when you don't have it.
Louise Erdrich quotes: There is a legacy of violence against native women that has gotten worse and worse over time. There is a legacy of violence against native women that has gotten worse and worse over time.
Louise Erdrich quotes: You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart.
Louise Erdrich quotes: It's impossible to write about Native life without humor-that's how people maintain sanity. It's impossible to write about Native life without humor-that's how people maintain sanity.
Louise Erdrich quotes: To love another human in all of her splendor and imperfect perfection , it is a magnificent task ... tremendous and foolish and human. To love another human in all of her splendor and imperfect perfection , it is a magnificent task ... tremendous and foolish and human.
Louise Erdrich quotes: They're all the same the cop, the criminal, the defense, the prosecutor they all share a fundamental belief in the malleability of truth They're all the same
the cop, the criminal, the defense, the prosecutor
they all share a fundamental belief in the malleability of truth
Louise Erdrich quotes: I'd love to meet my ancestors. I'd love to be able to speak to them. I'd love to meet my ancestors. I'd love to be able to speak to them.
Louise Erdrich quotes: Here I am, where I ought to be. A writer must have a place where he or she feels this, a place to love and be irritated with. Here I am, where I ought to be. A writer must have a place where he or she feels this, a place to love and be irritated with.
Louise Erdrich quotes: Whenever he thought he knew the truth it merged into another truth. Whenever he thought he knew the truth it merged into another truth.
Louise Erdrich quotes: Sometimes owls came near to warn of death. Sometimes they just asked people to be careful. Sometimes they were just owls. Sometimes owls came near to warn of death. Sometimes they just asked people to be careful. Sometimes they were just owls.
Louise Erdrich quotes: I stood there in the shadowed doorway thinking with my tears. Yes, tears can be thoughts, why not? I stood there in the shadowed doorway thinking with my tears. Yes, tears can be thoughts, why not?
Louise Erdrich quotes: The length of sky is just about the size of my ignorance. Pure and wide. The length of sky is just about the size of my ignorance. Pure and wide.
Louise Erdrich quotes: What I am doing now is for the future, though it may seem small, or trivial, or boring, to you. What I am doing now is for the future, though it may seem small, or trivial, or boring, to you.
Louise Erdrich quotes: To think about love and passion and political correctness all together, it doesn't work. Art has to go way past the political to be effective. To think about love and passion and political correctness all together, it doesn't work. Art has to go way past the political to be effective.
Louise Erdrich quotes: Our love is a hurting delicacy, an old killer whiskey, a curse, and too beautiful for words. Our love is a hurting delicacy, an old killer whiskey, a curse, and too beautiful for words.
Louise Erdrich quotes: History works itself out in the living. History works itself out in the living.
Louise Erdrich quotes: Women are strong, strong, terribly strong. We don't know how strong until we're pushing out our babies. Women are strong, strong, terribly strong. We don't know how strong until we're pushing out our babies.
Louise Erdrich quotes: I have brothers and was a tomboy, if that's still a designation. It wasn't a stretch for me to think and write as a 13-year-old boy - it is freeing. I have brothers and was a tomboy, if that's still a designation. It wasn't a stretch for me to think and write as a 13-year-old boy - it is freeing.