Quotes of Sarah Vowell

“ We are flawed creatures, all of us. Some of us think that means we should fix our flaws. But get rid of my flaws and there would be no one left. ”

- Sarah Vowell

“ After Hiram Bingham built the first church on Oahu the student recalls, "When it was completed some of the natives said among themselves, 'That house of worship built by the haoles is a place in which they will pray us all to death. It is meant to kill us. ”

- Sarah Vowell

“ If I'm still wistful about On the Road, I look on the rest of the Kerouac oeuvrethe poems, the poems!in horror. Read Satori in Paris lately? But if I had never read Jack Kerouac's horrendous poems, I never would have had the guts to write horrendous poems myself. I never would have signed up for Mrs. Safford's poetry class the spring of junior year, which led me to poetry readings, which introduced me to bad red wine, and after that it's all just one big blurry condemned path to journalism and San Francisco. ”

- Sarah Vowell

“ If I'm still wistful about On the Road, I look on the rest of the Kerouac oeuvrethe poems, the poems!in horror. Read Satori in Paris lately? But if I had never read Jack Kerouac's horrendous poems, I never would have had the guts to write horrendous poems myself. I never would have signed up for Mrs. Safford's poetry class the spring of junior year, which led me to poetry readings, which introduced me to bad red wine, and after that it's all just one big blurry condemned path to journalism and San Francisco. ”

- Sarah Vowell

“ I guess if I had to pick a spiritual figurehead to possess the deed to the entirety of Earth, I'd go with Buddha, but only because he wouldn't want it. ”

- Sarah Vowell

“ The only thing more dangerous than an idea is a belief. And by dangerous I don't mean thoughtprovoking. I mean: might get people killed. ”

- Sarah Vowell

“ But I can no longer ready any faith's Napoleonic saber rattling without picturing smoking rubble on cable news. I guess if I had to pick a spiritual figurehead to possess the deed to the entirety of Earth, I'd go with Buddha, but only because he wouldn't want it. ”

- Sarah Vowell

“ After Hiram Bingham built the first church on Oahu the student recalls, "When it was completed some of the natives said among themselves, 'That house of worship built by the haoles is a place in which they will pray us all to death. It is meant to kill us. ”

- Sarah Vowell

“ Even writers need relief from words. ”

- Sarah Vowell

“ I make my living half as a critic, so I think that opinionated would be a good thing for a critic to be. And I think crankiness has some sort of connotation of individualism. ”

- Sarah Vowell

“ History is one war after another with a bunch of murders and natural disasters in between. ”

- Sarah Vowell

“ Even writers need relief from words. ”

- Sarah Vowell

“ I make my living half as a critic, so I think that opinionated would be a good thing for a critic to be. And I think crankiness has some sort of connotation of individualism. ”

- Sarah Vowell

“ I make my living half as a critic, so I think that opinionated would be a good thing for a critic to be. And I think crankiness has some sort of connotation of individualism. ”

- Sarah Vowell

“ Presidents and presidential assassins are like Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. Even though one city is all about sin and the other is all about salvation, they are identical, one-dimensional company towns built up by the sheer will of true believers. ”

- Sarah Vowell

“ History is one war after another with a bunch of murders and natural disasters in between. ”

- Sarah Vowell

“ Presidents and presidential assassins are like Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. Even though one city is all about sin and the other is all about salvation, they are identical, one-dimensional company towns built up by the sheer will of true believers. ”

- Sarah Vowell

“ I make my living half as a critic, so I think that opinionated would be a good thing for a critic to be. And I think crankiness has some sort of connotation of individualism. ”

- Sarah Vowell

“ Presidents and presidential assassins are like Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. Even though one city is all about sin and the other is all about salvation, they are identical, one-dimensional company towns built up by the sheer will of true believers. ”

- Sarah Vowell

“ I was a big Nancy Drew reader. Nancy figures it out. Case closed. ”

- Sarah Vowell

“ I was a big Nancy Drew reader. Nancy figures it out. Case closed. ”

- Sarah Vowell

“ It's only been recently that I've become semi-convinced that you can (earn a living as a writer). ”

- Sarah Vowell

“ I was a big Nancy Drew reader. Nancy figures it out. Case closed. ”

- Sarah Vowell

“ It's only been recently that I've become semi-convinced that you can (earn a living as a writer). ”

- Sarah Vowell
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