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Gary Shteyngart quotes: {I'm partial to anyone who looks half blind) {I'm partial to anyone who looks half blind)
Gary Shteyngart quotes: I wonder what children whose parents have money think about in their spare time. I wonder what children whose parents have money think about in their spare time.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: People always write on my Facebook that they've seen somebody they thought was me on the subway, and I was cursing badly. People always write on my Facebook that they've seen somebody they thought was me on the subway, and I was cursing badly.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: That's what tyrants do, I guess. They make you covet their attention; they make you confuse attention for mercy. That's what tyrants do, I guess. They make you covet their attention; they make you confuse attention for mercy.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: Remember this ... develop a sense of nostalgia for something, or you'll never figure out what's important. Remember this ... develop a sense of nostalgia for something, or you'll never figure out what's important.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: Before my first novel, I was dating a woman who later went to prison for bashing a guy with a hammer. Before my first novel, I was dating a woman who later went to prison for bashing a guy with a hammer.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: The fact that my sexual awakening peripherally involves Steve Guttenberg I have gradually accepted. The fact that my sexual awakening peripherally involves Steve Guttenberg I have gradually accepted.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: My first book really did change my life. It allowed me to fully express myself. There was a sense that I was worth something as an artist. My first book really did change my life. It allowed me to fully express myself. There was a sense that I was worth something as an artist.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: In her bones, this may still be her country. But she will not touch it with her hands the way I do, trying to lyricize the filth and the decay. In her bones, this may still be her country. But she will not touch it with her hands the way I do, trying to lyricize the filth and the decay.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: If we can't take care of each other now, when the world is going to shit, how are we ever going to make it? If we can't take care of each other now, when the world is going to shit, how are we ever going to make it?
Gary Shteyngart quotes: You are not what you want. You are what wants you back. You are not what you want. You are what wants you back.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: The radio station was playing Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, a sure sign that things were much worse than they appeared. The radio station was playing Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, a sure sign that things were much worse than they appeared.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: If only beauty could explain the world away. If only beauty could explain the world away.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: It's special because it's not special, and hence it makes Cohen feel special for choosing it. It's special because it's not special, and hence it makes Cohen feel special for choosing it.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: With a singlemindedness common only to former Soviet interior-ministry troops and first-year law students With a singlemindedness common only to former Soviet interior-ministry troops and first-year law students
Gary Shteyngart quotes: American fiction is good. It would be nice if somebody read it. American fiction is good. It would be nice if somebody read it.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: I want to be loved so badly, it verges on mild insanity. I want to be loved so badly, it verges on mild insanity.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: A writer or any suffering artist-to-be is just an instrument too finely set to the human condition [ ... ] A writer or any suffering artist-to-be is just an instrument too finely set to the human condition [ ... ]
Gary Shteyngart quotes: There's nothing wrong with her except she's completely fucked up. There's nothing wrong with her except she's completely fucked up.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: Good fucking Christ. What is this, an iPhone?" He Good fucking Christ. What is this, an iPhone?" He
Gary Shteyngart quotes: America should treasure its rare, true original voices and Mark Leyner is one of them. So treasure him already, you bastards! America should treasure its rare, true original voices and Mark Leyner is one of them. So treasure him already, you bastards!
Gary Shteyngart quotes: Whatever you may think of Judaism, Lyuba, in the end it's just a codified system of anxieties. Whatever you may think of Judaism, Lyuba, in the end it's just a codified system of anxieties.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: My parents were constantly afraid they would lose their jobs. The idea that we were always a paycheck away from disaster was drilled into me. My parents were constantly afraid they would lose their jobs. The idea that we were always a paycheck away from disaster was drilled into me.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: Any life ending in death is essentially pointless. Any life ending in death is essentially pointless.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: I am born hungry. Ravenous. I want to eat the world, and I can never be satiated. I am born hungry. Ravenous. I want to eat the world, and I can never be satiated.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: The physical world is the only salvation from a mind constantly churning away at itself. The physical world is the only salvation from a mind constantly churning away at itself.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: It is a capital insult in this country not to make love to a naked woman, even if she is related to you. It is a capital insult in this country not to make love to a naked woman, even if she is related to you.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: He didn't love her. They were together for the obvious and timeless reason: It was slightly less painful than being alone. He didn't love her. They were together for the obvious and timeless reason: It was slightly less painful than being alone.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: I feel safe with him because he is so not my ideal and I feel like I can be myself because I'm not in love with him. I feel safe with him because he is so not my ideal and I feel like I can be myself because I'm not in love with him.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: Aberdeen, a city in the northern reaches of HSBC-London. Their Aberdeen, a city in the northern reaches of HSBC-London. Their
Gary Shteyngart quotes: You could drown a kitten in her blue eyes. You could drown a kitten in her blue eyes.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: That's what I admire about youngish Italians, the slow dimunition of ambition, the recognition that the best is far behind them. That's what I admire about youngish Italians, the slow dimunition of ambition, the recognition that the best is far behind them.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: The fading light is us, and we are, for a moment so brief ( ... ) beautiful. The fading light is us, and we are, for a moment so brief ( ... ) beautiful.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: The true subject of science fiction is death, not life. It will all end. The totality of it. The true subject of science fiction is death, not life. It will all end. The totality of it.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: In America, the distance between wanting something and having it delivered to your living room is not terribly great. In America, the distance between wanting something and having it delivered to your living room is not terribly great.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: This country is so stupid. Only spoiled white people could let something so good get so bad. I This country is so stupid. Only spoiled white people could let something so good get so bad. I
Gary Shteyngart quotes: Without humor, I cannot go on and I doubt many of my readers would go on either. Humor is so important. I am here to have fun here with my Without humor, I cannot go on and I doubt many of my readers would go on either. Humor is so important. I am here to have fun here with my work.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: That's what I always liked about science fiction - you can make the world end. Humour is my multiple warhead delivery system. That's what I always liked about science fiction - you can make the world end. Humour is my multiple warhead delivery system.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: My parents were kind enough to spend hours talking to me. My parents were kind enough to spend hours talking to me.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: We're people of the Orient. We know everything. And what we don't know, we can sense. We're people of the Orient. We know everything. And what we don't know, we can sense.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: Heavy use of a special hypoallergenic organic air freshener is encouraged at Post-Human Services, because the scent of immortality is complex. Heavy use of a special hypoallergenic organic air freshener is encouraged at Post-Human Services, because the scent of immortality is complex.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: This red-fading-into-brown defines Queens for me; it is quiet and melancholy and postsuccessful, vaguely British in its disposition. This red-fading-into-brown defines Queens for me; it is quiet and melancholy and postsuccessful, vaguely British in its disposition.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: The simple trill of her laugh has not declined over the years; if anything it's been buffeted by her endless sorrows and disappointments. The simple trill of her laugh has not declined over the years; if anything it's been buffeted by her endless sorrows and disappointments.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: The only way to write about right now is to write about the future. The only way to write about right now is to write about the future.
Gary Shteyngart quotes: If you read only one memoir by a disaffected, urban, 20-something Jewish girl this year, make it this one. Shukert rocks the lulav. If you read only one memoir by a disaffected, urban, 20-something Jewish girl this year, make it this one. Shukert rocks the lulav.