Elif Batuman Quotes

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Elif Batuman Quotes

You just go around getting hung up on all the least convenient things
and if the only obstacle in your way is a little extra work, then thats the wonderful gift right there.
— Elif Batuman —

I didn't care about truth; I cared about beauty. It took me many years
it took the experience of lived time
to realize that they really are the same thing.

— Elif Batuman

You just go around getting hung up on all the least convenient things
and if the only obstacle in your way is a little extra work, then that's the wonderful gift right there.

— Elif Batuman

What does literature do better than anything else? It provides a detailed representation of the inner experience of being alive in a given time and place.

— Elif Batuman

I spent the next two weeks flopped on my grandmother's super-bourgeois rose-colored velvet sofa, consuming massive quantites of grapes, reading obsessively.

— Elif Batuman

As for unhappy families, star-crossed lovers, and exiled heroes, they are simply universal.

— Elif Batuman

When you invent something, you're drawing on reservoirs of knowledge that you already have. It's only when you're faithful to the truth that something can come to you from the outside.

— Elif Batuman

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