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Leslie Marmon Silko Quotes: Because if you weren't born white, you were forced to see differences; or if you weren't born what they called normal, or if you got injured, then you were left to explore the world of the different.
         

Because if you weren't born white, you were forced to see differences; or if you weren't born what they called normal, or if you got injured, then you were left to explore the world of the different.


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As long as the hummingbird had not abandoned the land, somewhere there were still flowers, and they could all go on.



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I will tell you something about stories . . . They aren't just entertainment. Don't be fooled. They are all we have, you see, all we have to fight off illness and death.



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But as long as you remember what you have seen, then nothing is gone. As long as you remember, it is part of this story we have together.



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But sometimes what we call 'memory' and what we call 'imagination' are not so easily distinguished.



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the ancient people perceived the world and themselves within that world as part of an ancient continuous story composed of innumerable bundles of other stories.



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What is it about us human beings that we can’t let go of lost things?



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You don't have anything if you don't have the stories.



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Writing cant change the world overnight, but writing may have an enormous effect over time, over the long haul.



Anybody can act violently - there is nothing to it; but not every person is able to destroy his enemy with words.

Anybody can act violently - there is nothing to it; but not every person is able to destroy his enemy with words.



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The Indian wars have never ended in the Americas.





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Sekts and creeds ov religion, are like pocket compesses, good enuff tu pinte out the direction, but the nearer the pole yu git thewuss tha wurk.



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My favorite photograph, is the one I will take tomorrow.



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A man is what he is on his knees before God, and nothing more.




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