Reservation Quotes

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Jack London
“You have grudged the very fire in your house because the wood cost overmuch!" he cried. "You have grudged life. To live cost overmuch, and you have refused to pay the price. Your life has been like a cabin where the fire is out and there are no blankets on the floor." He signaled to a slave to fill his glass, which he held aloft. "But I have lived. And I have been warm with life as you have never been warm. It is true, you shall live long. But the longest nights are the cold nights when a man shivers and lies awake. My nights have been short, but I have slept warm”
Jack London, To Build a Fire and Other Stories

Madhu Vajpayee
“Yes, we have to seek redemption! Redemption from the divisive politics based on caste and religion, redemption from the corruption which is eating our lives like termites, redemption from misery of poverty, redemption from the sins of our venal politicians. We need good governance and accountability. An individual has to fight for the things he rightfully deserves. People do not need crutches of any kind if the basic conditions of nation are conducive to their growth. It’s ridiculous; people are first deprived of basic amenities, denied their dues and then offered carrots to benefit the vote bank politics.”
Madhu Vajpayee, Seeking Redemption

Joyce Rachelle
“When I trust someone I do it without doubt or fear or reservation. And then I work on a Plan B.”
Joyce Rachelle

Amit Kalantri
“Mediocrity naturally feels threatened in the presence of merit.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Sherman Alexie
“I am a zero on the rez. And if you subtract zero from zero, you still have zero. So what's the point of subtracting when the answer is always the same?”
Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Amit Kalantri
“Respect for all, reward for the worthy, reservation for none.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“He had seen the same mixture of exhaustion and fight in Russell’s face. It was the poison of war spreading its sickness.”
Jennifer Leeper, The Poison of War

Amit Kalantri
“Men with merit need to be rewarded, but men without merit need not be insulted.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Amit Kalantri
“A job should be given to those who deserve it, not those who demand it.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Mark Manson
“They say, "Fuck it," not to everything in life, but rather to everything unimportant in life. They reserve their fucks for what truly matters. Friends. Family. Purpose. Burritos. And an occasional lawsuit or two.”
Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

“The casino was at the center of a constellation of transactions. I saw fishermen come to fish the lake; a woman looking for a job; elders cracking crab legs at the casino buffet—one of two restaurants on the reservation that served breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and a steady flow of men in suits. One morning, I watched a tour bus disgorge a hundred elderly passengers and learned they had come from a senior center in Bismarck. They were among the few patrons I saw come solely for the slots. The other gamblers were oil workers and tribal members, many of whom lived in the lodge.”
Sierra Crane Murdoch, Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman's Search for Justice in Indian Country