Naomi Alderman: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Naomi Alderman Quotes 

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

About Naomi Alderman

Naomi Alderman (born 1974 in London) is a British novelist and author.

Educated at South Hampstead High School and Lincoln College, Oxford, Alderman studied philosophy, politics, and economics. Her next step was to study creative writing at the University of East Anglia before becoming a novelist.
For Mind Candy, she was the lead writer of Perplex City, an Alternate Reality game from 2004 through June 2007.
She is the daughter of Geoffrey Alderman, an academic who specializes in Anglo-Jewish history. In The Sunday Times “Relative Values” feature on 11 February 2007, she and her father were interviewed.

Born: London, The United Kingdom
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian

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Popular Quotes

“We’re only pretending everything is normal because we don’t know what else to do.”
― Naomi Alderman, The Power

 “Nothing special has happened today; no one can say she was more provoked than usual. It is only that every day one grows a little, every day something is different, so that in the heaping up of days suddenly a thing that was impossible has become possible. This is how a girl becomes a grown woman. Step by step until it is done.”
― Naomi Alderman, The Power

“You have been taught that you are unclean, that you are not holy, that your body is impure and could never harbour the divine. You have been taught to despise everything you are and to long only to be a man. But you have been taught lies.”
― Naomi Alderman, The Power

 “This is the trouble with history. You can’t see what’s not there. You can look at an empty space and see that something’s missing, but there’s no way to know what it was.”
― Naomi Alderman, The Power

 “Gender is a shell game. What is a man? Whatever a woman isn’t. What is a woman? Whatever a man is not. Tap on it and it’s hollow. Look under the shells: it’s not there.”
― Naomi Alderman, The Power

 “The only wave that changes anything is a tsunami. You have to tear down the houses and destroy that land if you want to be sure no one will forget you.”
― Naomi Alderman, The Power

“It doesn’t matter that she shouldn’t, that she never would. What matters is that she could, if she wanted. The power to hurt is a kind of wealth.”
― Naomi Alderman, The Power

 “One of them says, ‘Why did they do it?’
And the other answers, ‘Because they could.’
That is the only answer there ever is.”
― Naomi Alderman, The Power

“The truth has always been a more complex commodity than the market can easily package and sell.”
― Naomi Alderman, The Power

“However complicated you think it is, everything is always more complicated than that.”
― Naomi Alderman, The Power

10 Famous Quotes by Author Naomi Alderman

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

One Final Bonus – Naomi Alderman Quote 

“The shape of power is always the same: it is infinite, it is complex, it is forever branching. While it is alive like a tree, it is growing; while it contains itself, it is a multitude. Its directions are unpredictable; it obeys its own laws. No one can observe the acorn and extrapolate each vein in each leaf of the oak crown. The closer you look, the more various it becomes. However complex you think it is, it is more complex than that. Like the rivers to the ocean, like the lightning strike, it is obscene and uncontained.”

― Naomi Alderman, The Power

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