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Little Failure

Gary Shteyngart

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Maybe this is who I really am. Not a loner, exactly. But someone who can be alone.”

“She folds the pages of the books she reads when she wants to remember something important. Her favorite books are accordions, testaments to an endless search for meaning.”

“I write because there is nothing as joyful as writing, even when the writing is twisted and full of hate, the self-hate that makes writing not only possible but necessary. I hate myself, I hate the people around me, but what I crave is the fulfillment of some ideal.”

“As every so-called creative spirit soon learns, the rest of the world doesn't particularly give a damn.”

“I want to be loved so badly, it verges on mild insanity.”

“You are not what you want. You are what wants you back.”

“I am born hungry. Ravenous. I want to eat the world, and I can never be satiated.”

“I wonder what children whose parents have money think about in their spare time.”

“After all, this is America, and you can swap out the parts of yourself that don't work. You can rebuild yourself piece by piece.”

“When a writer is born into a family, the family is finished'*--Czeslaw Milosz.*And, I might add, if the family isn't finished, then the writer is.”

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