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Flight

Sherman Alexie

Top 10 Best Quotes

“What kind of life can you have in a house without books?”

“I learned how to stop crying. I learned how to hide inside of myself. I learned how to be somebody else. I learned how to be cold and numb.”

“Yes, I am Irish and Indian, which would be the coolest blend in the world if my parents were around to teach me how to be Irish and Indian. But they're not here and haven't been for years, so I'm not really Irish or Indian. I am a blank sky, a human solar eclipse.”

“Is revenge a circle inside of a circle inside of a circle?”

“I hate my country. There are so many rich people who don't share their shit. They're like spoiled little ten-year-old bullies on the playground. They hog the monkey bars and the slide and the seesaw. And if you complain even a little bit, if you try to get just one spin on the merry-go-round, the bullies beat the shit out of you.”

“They put me in a holding cell with a black kid and a white kid and a Chinese kid. We're the United Nations of juvenile delinquents.”

“Then I remember that God is really, really old. So maybe God has God arthritis. And maybe that's why the world sucks. Maybe God's hands and fingers don't work as well as they used to.”

“Funny how a little politeness can change people's minds.”

“But I'm also addicted to books. And I know there has never been a human being or a television show, no matter how great, that could measure up to a great book.”

“I measure men by the content of their character, not the color of their skin, and I find all of them are assholes.”

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