Sherman Alexie Quotes & Sayings

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50 most famous Sherman Alexie quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He's a 55 year old American writer born on Oct 7, 1966.

Sherman Alexie Quotes
“Don't live up to your stereotypes.”
Sherman Alexie Quotes
“You know, people speak in poetry all the time. They just don't realize it.”
“In the middle of the night, when you're ambiguously ethnic, like me, when you're brown, beige, mauve, siena, one of those lighter browns in the Crayola box. You have to be careful of the cops and robbers, because nobody's quite sure what you are, but everybody has assumptions.”
Sherman Alexie Quotes
“I was a controversial figure on my reservation when I was a kid. I was mouthy and opinionated and arrogant. Nothing has changed.”
Sherman Alexie Quotes
“We all know the Indians were colonized by the Europeans, but every colonized Indian has been colonized by the Indian reaction to colonization.”
Sherman Alexie Quotes
“Certainly I'm angry at the way Indians have been treated and continue to be treated. But I don't think it's a helpless emotion.”
Sherman Alexie Quotes
“You want the good life? You live where white people live, you go to school where white people go to school, and you shop where white people shop.”
Sherman Alexie Quotes
“The dream he needed most was the dream that frightened him more.”
Sherman Alexie Quotes
“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.”
“Sixty percent of all Indians live in urban areas, but nobody's writing about them. They're really an underrepresented population, and the ironic thing is very, very few of those we call Native American writers actually grew up on reservations, and yet most of their work is about reservations.”

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