Quotes from Typical American

Gish Jen ·  304 pages

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“A man was the sum of his limits; freedom only made him see how much so.”
― Gish Jen, quote from Typical American


“One left; things shifted in one's absence; one returned to something else. Time frustrated all. There was no sneaking past its rough guard, even to get to one's own yard of intimacies.”
― Gish Jen, quote from Typical American


“Anything is possible. A man is what he makes up his mind to be.”
― Gish Jen, quote from Typical American


“He was like a nation in crisis, looking back, and back and back — its history might be ugly, but its past shone perfect.”
― Gish Jen, quote from Typical American


“Of course he bothers me. He's my husband.”
― Gish Jen, quote from Typical American



About the author

Gish Jen
Born place: in Long Island, New York, The United States
Born date August 12, 1955
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