Quotes by Louise Erdrich

Louise Erdrich

Louise Erdrich

American author

Alive from: 1954-

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    Of course, English is a very powerful language, a colonizer's language and a gift to a writer. English has destroyed and sucked up the languages of other cultures - its cruelty is its vitality.
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    A woman's body is the gate to this life. A man's body is the gate to the next life.
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    By writing I can live in ways that I could not survive.
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    Columbus only discovered that he was in some new place. He didn't discover America.
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    Each life is one short word slowly uttered.
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    Hunger steals the memory.
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    I have always kept notebooks and I go back to them over and over. They are my compost pile of ideas.
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    I prefer to have some beliefs that don't make logical sense.
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    If life's a joke, then suicide's a bad punch line.
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    Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that. And living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on Earth.
    Source: The Painted Drum (2005)
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    Love won't be tampered with, love won't go away. Push it to one side and it creeps to the other.
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    Money helps, though not so much as you think when you don't have it.
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    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.
    Source: The Round House (2013) 138
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    Power travels in the bloodlines, handed out before birth.
    Source: Liefdesmedicijn (2010)
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    The greatest wisdom doesn't know itself. The richest plan is not to have one.
    Source: Liefdesmedicijn (2010) 66
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