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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Sherman Alexie

Top 10 Best Quotes

“If you let people into your life a little bit, they can be pretty damn amazing.”

“Life is a constant struggle between being an individual and being a member of the community.”

“I grabbed my book and opened it up. I wanted to smell it. Heck, I wanted to kiss it. Yes, kiss it. That's right, I am a book kisser. Maybe that's kind of perverted or maybe it's just romantic and highly intelligent.”

“I used to think the world was broken down by tribes,' I said. 'By Black and White. By Indian and White. But I know this isn't true. The world is only broken into two tribes: the people who are assholes and the people who are not.”

“I think all of us are always five years old in the presence and absence of our parents.”

“If you're good at it, and you love it, and it helps you navigate the river of the world, then it can't be wrong.”

“Do you understand how amazing it is to hear that from an adult? Do you know how amazing it is to hear that from anybody? It's one of the simplest sentences in the world, just four words, but they're the four hugest words in the world when they're put together. You can do it. I can do it. Let's do it.”

“Poverty doesn’t give you strength or teach you lessons about perseverance. No, poverty only teaches you how to be poor.”

“There are all kinds of addicts, I guess. We all have pain. And we all look for ways to make the pain go away.”

“The world, even the smallest parts of it, is filled with things you don't know.”

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