Gary Shteyngart: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Gary Shteyngart Quotes 

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

About Gary Shteyngart

Shteyngart was born in Leningrad, USSR (he alternately refers to it as “St. Leningrad”), and lives in New York. The vast majority of his work is satirical and relies heavily on the invention of elaborately fictitious yet somehow familiar places and times.

The Russian Debutante’s Handbook (2002) received the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and the National Jewish Book Award.

Born: Leningrad, Russian Federation
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Humor

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Popular Quotes

“You could drown a kitten in her blue eyes.”
― Gary Shteyngart, Super Sad True Love Story

 “My hair would continue to gray, and then one day, it would fall out entirely, and then, on a day meaninglessly close to the present one, meaninglessly like the present one, I would disappear from the earth. And all these emotions, all these yearnings, all these data, if that helps to clinch the enormity of what I’m talking about, would be gone. And that’s what immortality means. It means selfishness. My generations belief that each one of us matters more than you or anyone else would think.”
― Gary Shteyngart, Super Sad True Love Story

“Do not throw away your heart. Keep your heart. Your heart is all that matters … Throw away your ancestors! … Throw away your shyness and the anger that lies just a few inches beneath … Accept the truth! And if there is more than one truth, then learn to do the difficult work — learn to choose. You are good enough, you are HUMAN ENOUGH, to choose!”
― Gary Shteyngart, Super Sad True Love Story

 “The love I felt for her on that train ride had a capital and provinces, parishes and a Vatican, an orange planet and many sullen moons — it was systemic and it was complete.”
― Gary Shteyngart, Super Sad True Love Story

 “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, Super Sad True Love Story

 “Remember this… develop a sense of nostalgia for something, or you’ll never figure out what’s important.”
― Gary Shteyngart, Super Sad True Love Story

“By reading this message you are denying its existence and implying consent.”
― Gary Shteyngart, Super Sad True Love Story

 “Reading is entering into the consciousness of another human being.”
― Gary Shteyngart

“There’s nothing wrong with her except she’s completely fucked up.”
― Gary Shteyngart, Super Sad True Love Story

“If you stop thinking, if you stop wondering, you die.”
― Gary Shteyngart, Super Sad True Love Story

10 Famous Quotes by Author Gary Shteyngart

So there you have it my Ten favorite quotes by Gary Shteyngart, please comment below and share your favorite quotes by the fantastic author Gary Shteyngart.  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 Gary Shteyngart. 

One Final Bonus – Gary Shteyngart Quote 

“We know summer is the height of of being alive. We don’t believe in God or the prospect of an afterlife mostly, so we know that we’re only given eighty summers or so per lifetime, and each one has to be better then the last, has to encompass a trip to that arts center up at Bard, a seemingly mellow game of badminton over at some yahoo’s Vermont cottage, and a cool, wet, slightly dangerous kayak trip down an unforgiving river. Otherwise, how would you know that you have lived your summertime best? What is you missed out on some morsel of shaded nirvana?”

― Gary Shteyngart, Super Sad True Love Story

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