Gary Shteyngart Quotes & Sayings

26 most famous Gary Shteyngart quotes and sayings (writer). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“Silence has been destroyed, but also the idea that it's important to learn how another person thinks, to enter the mind of another person. The whole idea of empathy is gone. We are now part of this giant machine where every second we have to take out a device and contribute our thoughts and opinions.”
“I write almost entirely in bed or on a couch with my feet up on the coffee table. I feel most creative when I'm looking out the window, and my bed and couch have nice views of the New York skyline.”
Gary Shteyngart Quotes
“The best thing about the iPhone is this that tells me where I am all the time. There's never a need to feel lost anymore.”
Gary Shteyngart Quotes
“Good fiction makes me turn off all the other parts of my brain, so that I become quiet and submissive, entirely at the mercy of the work at hand.”
Gary Shteyngart Quotes
“Communications devices were always used to effect change, to effect revolution. Telephone, telegraph - these all seemed like very big enhancements at the time.”
“I was very, very sick when I was growing up in Russia. The ambulance constantly came to our house. I had horrible asthma that is easily treated in America, but they didn't even have inhalers back in Russia.”
Gary Shteyngart Quotes
“You want to read a book? That requires introspection. It requires time away from people and time away from the constant need to communicate and to connect.”
Gary Shteyngart Quotes
“American fiction is good. It would be nice if somebody read it.”
Gary Shteyngart Quotes
“I always think that good writers should be growing up on the brink of death - it really lets them see mortality very clearly.”
Gary Shteyngart Quotes
“I love Paul Giamatti - God, that man is like a walking Chekhov. His connection to humanity is unbelievable, and those feelings of low self-esteem - the way that all comes together on the screen? Delicious.”

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