We’ve collected the best Sherman Alexie Quotes. Use them as an inspiration.
My name is Sherman J. Alexie Jr., and I am an insomniac.
I don’t know what any individual should do about crossing her own borders. I only know that I live a happier, more adventurous life, by crossing borders.
I’m a method writer. In order to write about the emotion, I have to experience it. I get physically tired and exhausted, devoting hours and hours and hours to it.
I thought I’d been condescended to as an Indian – that was nothing compared to the condescension for writing young adult literature.
The problem is that too many adults think their kids‘ lives are simple, or they try to make their lives simple, when their emotional lives are just as complicated as ours. They might have a few less tools to deal with it because they’re young, but the emotions are all the same, and the subject matter is all the same.
The dream he needed most was the dream that frightened him more.
I grew up in a storytelling culture, a tribal culture, but also in an American storytelling culture.
I don’t have to participate in another culture’s ceremonies in order to respect that culture.
I was a controversial figure on my reservation when I was a kid. I was mouthy and opinionated and arrogant. Nothing has changed.
I wanted to do a weird book and reestablish my independent, small-press roots.
I had the feeling I was going to be successful, and I didn’t want to be another disappointing Indian.
All I owe the world is my art.
There have been players with Indian heritage, but there hasn’t been a Native-American professional basketball player who became a regular for all sorts of social and political reasons.