Sherman Alexie is an acclaimed author popular for writing in the genre of Native American literature. He faced a lot of medical problems since childhood and was feared to suffer from mental disabilities all through his life. His father was an alcoholic and his mother had to work hard to pay for his expensive medications. Initially, he was interested in becoming a doctor but his passion for writing turned him to creative writing. He started off his literary career by publishing his first collection of poetry titled ‘The Business of Fancydancing: Stories and Poems’. This was followed by three more successful poetry collections which were highly influenced by his experiences with the Natives. He then came up with his first work of prose called ‘The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven’ which was a collection of twenty interconnected short stories. This turned out to be one of the most notable works of his career and also marked the beginning of his successful career. This encouraged him to further write various novels starting with ‘Reservation Blues’ to prove his prominence in the literary world. He describes the oppressions faced by the natives through his works in a very humorous way. Go through the quotes and sayings by this great writer which will enlighten you about life. Have a look at the notable quotations and thoughts by Sherman Alexie on imagination, kissing, lovers, addiction, boredom and necessity.
Your past is a skeleton walking one step behind you, and your future is a a skeleton walking one step in front of you. Maybe you don't wear a watch, but your skeletons do, and they always know what time it is.
She told me that every other step was just for me.'
But that's only half of the dance,' I said.
Yeah,' my father said. 'She was keeping the rest for herself. Nobody can give everything away. It ain't healthy.
Every book is a mystery. And if you read all the books ever written, it's like you've read one giant mystery. And no matter how much you learn, you just keep on learning there is so much more you need to learn.
I don't think you should run through life with a real erect penis. But you should approach each book - you should approach life - with the real possibility that you might get a metaphorical boner at any point.