Wovoka quotes

  • You ask me to plow the ground. Shall I take a knife and tear my mother's bosom? Then when I die she will not take me to her bosom to rest.
    -- Wovoka

    #Mother #Native American #Knives

  • Do right always. It will give you satisfaction in life.
    -- Wovoka

    #Native American #Giving #Satisfaction

  • I want my people to stay with me here. All the dead men will come to life again. Their spirits will come to their bodies again. We must wait here in the homes of our fathers and be ready to meet them in the bosom of our mother.
    -- Wovoka

    #Mother #Father #Home

  • Grandfather says that when your friends die you must not cry. You must not hurt anybody or do harm to anyone. You must not fight. Do right always. It will give you satisfaction in life.
    -- Wovoka

    #Hurt #Native American #Fighting

  • When the sun died, I went up to heaven and saw God and all the people who had died a long time ago. God told me to come back and tell my people they must be good and love one another, and not fight, or steal, or lie. He gave me this dance to give to my people.
    -- Wovoka

    #Lying #Native American #Fighting

  • All Indians must dance, everywhere keep on dancing.
    -- Wovoka


  • You must not fight. Do no harm to anyone. Do right always.
    -- Wovoka

    #Fighting #Harm

  • Don't let's go to the dogs tonight, For mother will be there.

  • I wanted to live. For the father and brother who I never knew and for my mother who was cheated of a life of happiness. I wanted to live for them. And I wanted to live for me.

  • Well, knowledge is a fine thing, and mother Eve thought so; but she smarted so severely for hers, that most of her daughters have been afraid of it since.

  • There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, 'Truth is the daughter of Time.'

  • I didn't know much about my Native American ancestry, but as I got older I became more interested in it.

  • But if the Vision was true and mighty, as I know, it is true and mighty yet;for such things are of Spirit, and it is in the darkness of their eyes that men get lost.

  • Everywhere is the center of the world. Everything is sacred.

  • He's so busy looking inside people to find the good that he misses the knife they're holding in their hand.

  • the best way to sharpen a knife is not to whet one side of it only. And neither can you solve a riddle by considering only one end of it.

  • She froze. He reached up and took her hand in his, pulling the knife away, making her drop it on the floor. "Show me how much you hate me," he whispered against her mouth. "Prove it to me.