Adam Gopnik’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Adam Gopnik Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Adam Gopnik, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Adam Gopnik you will find my ten favourites of Adam Gopnik’s quotes. 

Popular Quotes

“Men choose Hamlet because every man sees himself as a disinherited monarch. Women choose Alice [in Wonderland] because every woman sees herself as the only reasonable creature among crazy people who think they are disinherited monarchs.”
Adam Gopnik

“We breathe in our first language, and swim in our second.”

Adam Gopnik, Paris to the Moon

“Wit and puns aren’t just decor in the mind; they’re essential signs that the mind knows it’s on, recognizes its own software, can spot the bugs in its own program.”
Adam Gopnik

“I love you forever’ really means ‘Just trust me for now,’ which is all it ever means, and we just hope to keep renewing the “now,” year after year.”

Adam Gopnik, Through the Children’s Gate: A Home in New York

“American long for a closed society in which everything can be bought, where laborers are either hidden away or dressed up as nonhumans, so as not to be disconcerting. This place is called Disney World”

Adam Gopnik, Paris to the Moon

“The loneliness of the expatriate is of an odd and complicated kind, for it is inseparable from the feeling of being free, of having escaped.”

Adam Gopnik, Paris to the Moon

“Love, like light, is a thing that is enacted better than defined: we know it afterward by the traces it leaves on paper.”
Adam Gopnik

“When you see a Gauguin, you think, This man is living in a dream world. When you see a van Gogh, you think, This dream world is living in a man.”

 Adam Gopnik

“Yet human intelligence has another force, too: the sense of urgency that gives human smarts their drive. Perhaps our intelligence is not just ended by our mortality; to a great degree, it is our mortality.”

 Adam Gopnik

“The special virtue of freedom is not that it makes you richer and more powerful but that it gives you more time to understand what it means to be alive.”

 Adam Gopnik

10 Famous Quotes by Author Adam Gopnik

So there you have it my ten favourite quotes by Adam Gopnik, please comment below and share your favourite quotes by the fantastic author Adam Gopnik.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Adam Gopnik. 

One Final Bonus – Longer – Adam Gopnik Quote 

“[T]he relentless note of incipient hysteria, the invitation to panic, the ungrounded scenarios–the overwhelming and underlying desire for something truly terrible to happen so that you could have something really hot to talk about–was still startling. We call disasters unimaginable, but all we do is imagine such things. That, you could conclude mordantly, is the real soundtrack of our time: the amplification of the self-evident toward the creation of paralyzing, preëmptive paranoia.”

Adam Gopnik


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