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The title of the poems was The Only Bar in Dixon.
by James Welch

The title of the poems was The Only Bar in Dixon.
We sent it out to The New Yorker on a fluke,
and they took them and printed all three in the same issue.
- James Welch

I do believe in the viability of Indian spiritualism.
- James Welch

I wrote a lot in study hall to while away the hours.
- James Welch

To receive this award from an organization I admire
so much makes me totally happy and grateful.
- James Welch

 

I am definitely a storyteller, but probably not a traditional Storyteller.
- James Welch

I used to object to being called an Indian writer,
and would always say I was a writer who happened to be an Indian,
and who happened to write about Indians.
- James Welch

Our literature is in great shape.
- James Welch

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I think ethnic and regional labels are insulting to
writers and really put restrictions on them.
People don't think your work is quite as universal.
- James Welch

In a lot of Indian societies, spirituality has been lost,
I think it's still the best way of looking at the world for Indians -
better than any organized religion in this country.
- James Welch

Before, Indian people had been so defeated,
they were always looking for outsiders,
for the government, to somehow come in and fix things.
But now, they seem to realize that they're the only
ones who can save themselves.
- James Welch

The economic piece is still missing,
since it's so hard to attract industry to reservations,
but spiritually and educationally, they're doing just fine.
Each tribe has a community college now,
and they teach the language, they teach the traditions.
- James Welch

Nobody would take checks from Indians,
nobody would give them any credit, and nobody would
let them drink in the bars.
There was a rudeness, a brusqueness,
with which the Indians were treated constantly.
At a very young age, that had entered my consciousness.
- James Welch

I wander around, get the lay of the land and try to
imagine what kind of people would have lived there
in that historical period.
What would they eat? What kind of clothing would they
wear? How did they shelter themselves? How did they get around?
- James Welch

Richard Hugo taught me that anyone with a desire to write,
an ear for language and a bit of imagination could become a writer.
He also, in a way, gave me permission to write about northern Montana.
- James Welch

The townspeople outside the reservations had a very
superior attitude toward Indians,
which was kind of funny, because they weren't very wealthy;
they were on the fringes of society themselves.
- James Welch

My poems were just kind of all over the place.
They had no focus, no location, nothing.
Kind of a series of images that could have been set anywhere.
A lot of the poems were just exercises for myself.
- James Welch

All's well that ends well.
- Proverb (and title of a Shakespeare play)

The Court today completes the process of converting
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 from a guarantee
that race or sex will not be the basis for often will.
- Antonin Scalia

You've got to realize.
In the western world, regardless of what color you are,
what title the music is, it's all played by the same notes.
- Ornette Coleman

Every article I see is dope this, junkie that,
whiskey this - that ain't my title.
- Layne Staley

The title of the movie is open to interpretation.
- Thomas Haden Church

The word actress has always seemed less a job description to me than a title.
- Gene Tierney

But then in novels the most indifferent hero comes out right at last.
Some god comes out of a theatrical cloud and leaves
the poor devil ten thousand-a-year and a title.
- Anthony Trollope

I began playing in the senior circuit when I was 15
and won the world senior amateur title the same year.
- Jahangir Khan

I think I settled on the title before I ever wrote the book.
- Frank McCourt

You know, I think I had a great career;
there's not much I think I'd do different other than
get a title shot much earlier.
I didn't get one till 49 or 50 fights into my career.
- Marvin Hagler

You have to have a strong title.
It's got to say something.
- Jim Capaldi

I refrained from writing another one,
thinking to myself: Never mind, I will prove that I
am able to become a greater scientist than some of you,
even without the title of doctor.
- Hermann Oberth

I am a channel for the Christ spirit.
The title was given to me very recently by the Godhead.
- David Icke

I made the most of my ability and I did my best with my title.
- Joe Louis

Unfortunately, there are writers whose only concern
is how good they could make themselves look on a title.
- Len Wein

It is a great deal of difference to receive an honorary
title or a title in his profession.
- Leon Askin

There were some things that I found I really enjoyed singing about;
like,
on the title track, there's this film-noir character
of a woman who's sort of losing it in a room.
- Diana Krall

I will never be below the title.
- Bette Davis

The loss just made me hungry; it made me want to go
out and win another title.
- Thomas Hearns

We don't have to think up a title till we get the doggone book written.
- Carl Sandburg

Comedy is really not like any other art form in that
it's very specialized and varied in it's content,
but generic in it's title.
- Joe Rogan

I think things can have more than one meaning and still connect with people.
There's a lot of meaning to the title 'Music For People'
and they're all true and they're all accurate.
- Jon Crosby

If you can believe this, I didn't fight for my first
world title fight till I had 58 fights,
so I really appreciated what I was fighting for and for whom as well.
- Alexis Arguello

The opera is like a husband with a foreign title -
expensive to support,
hard to understand and therefore a supreme social challenge.
- Cleveland Amory

I made a decision back in 1978 that,
in a trade off for money when I directed Halloween,
I would have my name above the title in order to basically
brand these movies my own.
- John Carpenter

Titles are not only important, they are essential for me.
I cannot write without a title.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

Interpreter of Maladies is the title of one of the stories in the book.
And the phrase itself was something I thought of before I even wrote that story.
- Jhumpa Lahiri

Alfie was the first time I was above the title;
the first time I became a star in America.
- Michael Caine

Oh, that lovely title, ex-president.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Tell him he can have my title, but I want it back in the morning.
- Jack Dempsey

Send forth the child and childish man together,
and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state,
and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image.
- Charles Dickens

I never really know the title of a book until it's finished.
- Mary Wesley

I don't like giving names to generations.
It's like trying to read the song title on a record that's spinning.
- Ian Williams

Whatever title you want to lay on me is fine.
I am still working; you know what I'm saying?
- George Thorogood

The title always comes last.
What I really work hard on is the beginning.
Where do you begin? In what tone do you begin? I almost
have to have a scene in my mind.
- David McCullough

History could pass for a scarlet text,
its jot and title graven red in human blood.
- Eldridge Cleaver

If you think Independence Day is America's defining holiday,
think again.
Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down.
- Tony Snow

We're shooting for the title of hardest-working band in America.
- Chester Bennington

Both Chelsea and Manchester United will be challenging
for the Premiership title next season.
- Roy Evans

The old charters of Massachusetts, Virginia,
and the Carolinas had given title to strips of territory
extending from the Atlantic westward to the Pacific.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

The longer the title, the less important the job.
- George McGovern

They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice...
that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that
there is nothing in the world to which every man has
a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Titles are but nicknames, and every nickname is a title.
- Thomas Paine

Being happy is very important.
We won our second championship last season and we have
our entire team coming back to try and defend our title again.
I'm very proud of that.
- Larry Dixon

I kept the same suit for six years and the same dialogue.
They just changed the title of the picture and the leading lady.
- Robert Mitchum

Many of my books have begun with the title,
because naming a work already in progress makes no sense to me.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

'Musician' is not a very respected title.
I'm not a musician.
- Lydia Lunch

The director is planning on titling the film 'Yummy
Fur' so we are probably planning on changing the title
of the book to 'Yummy Fur' to match the film.
- Chester Brown

If an honest man is the noblest work of God,
then Mr. Lincoln's title to high nobility is clear and unquestioned.
- Matthew Simpson

I usually have a title in mind before I start.
- Frank Bruno

As to my Title, I know not yet whether it will be honourable or dishonourable,
the issue of the War must Settle it.
Perhaps our Congress will be Exalted on a high Gallows.
- Abraham Clark

Actually, I take it as a compliment.
Diva is a derivative of divine.
That's quite a title to carry around.
- Calista Flockhart

It's unfortunate.
Title IX is rather simple: don't discriminate on the basis of sex.
- Birch Bayh

When I started studying for the arias it was like going
into training for a heavyweight title fight.
- Michael Bolton

We are Christians by the same title as we are natives of Perigord or Germany.
- Michel de Montaigne


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