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“Life is a gamble, a chance, a mere guess. Cast a line and reel in a splendid rainbow trout or a slippery eel.”
“... Death was but the unfolding of a long bud-bound flower; the bursting forth of a rock-hampered fountain.”
“... the whites can not authentically chronicle our habits and customs. They can hardly get at the truth. ... It is practically impossible for an alien to get at our correct legendary lore.”
“... 'coffin-nails' are of the white man's inception, along with his multitudinous diseased adjuncts of civilization: whiskey, beer, wine and opium with attending crimes and ills. And to cap the irony of it all, he brings the 'glad tidings' of an endlessly burning hell where we are roasted for emulating his 'superior' example.”
“Jealousy is not born of love! It is a child of selfishness and distrust ...”
“... everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence.”
Mourning Dove, Okanogan-U.S. writer
(1888 - 1936)
Real name: Christine Quintasket Joseph McLeod Galler; also known as Humishuma..