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Gopnik Sayings By Jojo Moyes: So what was the hardest part?' Mr Gopnik said.'I'm sorry?''Of working for William Traynor. It So what was the hardest part?' Mr Gopnik said.
'I'm sorry?'
'Of working for William Traynor. It sounds like quite a challenge.'
I hesitated. The room was suddenly very quiet. 'Letting him go.' I said. And found myself unexpectedly biting back tears. — Jojo Moyes
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Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: This is surely the most significant of the elements that Tolkien brought to fantasy ... This is surely the most significant of the elements that Tolkien brought to fantasy ... his arranged marriage between the Elder Edda and "The Wind in the Willows"
big Icelandic romance and small-scale, cozy English children's book. The story told by "The Lord of the Rings" is essentially what would happen if Mole and Ratty got drafted into the Nibelungenlied. — Adam Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: The romance of your child's childhood may be the last romance you can give up. The romance of your child's childhood may be the last romance you can give up. — Adam Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: Big writers become a kind of shared climate. Big writers become a kind of shared climate. — Adam Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: Frauds master our minds; magicians, like poets and lovers, engage them in a permanent maze Frauds master our minds; magicians, like poets and lovers, engage them in a permanent maze of possibilities. — Adam Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: Sometimes having a good time can be the outward evidence of a deep re-thinking. Sometimes having a good time can be the outward evidence of a deep re-thinking. — Adam Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: Children have a very good idea of how to distinguish between fantasies and realities. It's Children have a very good idea of how to distinguish between fantasies and realities. It's just they are equally interested in exploring both. — Alison Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: It's turns out to be much easier to simulate a grandmaster chess player than it It's turns out to be much easier to simulate a grandmaster chess player than it is to simulate a 2-year-old. — Alison Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: Young children seem to be learning who to share this toy with and figure out Young children seem to be learning who to share this toy with and figure out how it works, while adolescents seem to be exploring some very deep and profound questions: 'How should this society work? How should relationships among people work?' The exploration is: 'Who am I, what am I doing?' — Alison Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: Knowledge guides emotion more than emotion distorts knowledge. Knowledge guides emotion more than emotion distorts knowledge. — Alison Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: American long for a closed society in which everything can be bought, where laborers are American long for a closed society in which everything can be bought, where laborers are either hidden away or dressed up as nonhumans, so as not to be disconcerting. This place is called Disney World — Adam Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: What happens when children reach puberty earlier and adulthood later? The answer is: a good What happens when children reach puberty earlier and adulthood later? The answer is: a good deal of teenage weirdness. — Alison Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: We breathe in our first language, and swim in our second. We breathe in our first language, and swim in our second. — Adam Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: In fact, our brains are most active, and hungriest, in the first few years of In fact, our brains are most active, and hungriest, in the first few years of life. Even as adults, our brains use a lot of energy: when you just sit still, about 20 percent of your calories go to your brain. One-year-olds use much more than that, and by four, fully 66 percent of calories go to the brain, more than at any other period of development. In fact, the physical growth of children slows down in early childhood to compensate for the explosive activity of their brains. — Alison Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: Fanaticism comes in as many flavors as there are human beings. Fanaticism comes in as many flavors as there are human beings. — Adam Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: Historically, absolute IQ scores have risen substantially as we've changed our environment so that more Historically, absolute IQ scores have risen substantially as we've changed our environment so that more people go to school longer. — Alison Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: What we want in students is creativity and a willingness to fail. I always say What we want in students is creativity and a willingness to fail. I always say to students, 'If you've never at some point stayed up all night talking to your new boyfriend about the meaning of life instead of preparing for the test, then you're not really an intellectual.' — Alison Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: What we eat is the one simplest way to declare who we are - the What we eat is the one simplest way to declare who we are - the table reflects our values with a clarity that few other theaters of human behaviour posses. — Adam Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: That people don't speak in theories, that the theories they employ change, flexibly, and of That people don't speak in theories, that the theories they employ change, flexibly, and of necessity, from moment to moment in conversation, that the notion of limiting conversation to a rigid rule of theoretical constancy is an absurd denial of what conversation is. — Adam Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: Lose your schematic conventions by finding some surprising symbol or shape in the welter of Lose your schematic conventions by finding some surprising symbol or shape in the welter of shades, and draw that. — Adam Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: Writing doesn't come easily to anyone, I think, certainly not to me. But pressure and Writing doesn't come easily to anyone, I think, certainly not to me. But pressure and practice does lend a certain fluency, I think - the more sentences you write, the more sentences you have written, if that slightly Zen confection makes any sense. — Adam Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: Nothing in a graduate degree in art history prepares you for the eloquence of the Nothing in a graduate degree in art history prepares you for the eloquence of the eraser. — Adam Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: In bookstores, my stuff is usually filed in the out-of-the-way, additional interest sections. In bookstores, my stuff is usually filed in the out-of-the-way, additional interest sections. — Adam Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: Yet in truth the big question Camus asked was never the Anglo-American liberal one: How Yet in truth the big question Camus asked was never the Anglo-American liberal one: How can we make the world a little bit better tomorrow? It was the grander French one: Why not kill yourself tonight? That the answers come to much the same thing in the end-easy does it; tomorrow may be a bit better than today; and, after all, you have to have a little faith in people-doesn't diminish the glamour that clings to the man who turned the question over and look at it, elegantly, upside down. — Adam Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: Scientists learn about the world in three ways: They analyze statistical patterns in the data, Scientists learn about the world in three ways: They analyze statistical patterns in the data, they do experiments, and they learn from the data and ideas of other scientists. The recent studies show that children also learn in these ways. — Alison Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: What, of course, we want in a university is for people to learn the skills What, of course, we want in a university is for people to learn the skills they're going to need outside the classroom. So, having a system that had more emphasis on inquiry and exploration but also on learning and practising specific skills would fit much better with how we know people learn. — Alison Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: I'm the oldest of six children and I had my own first baby when I I'm the oldest of six children and I had my own first baby when I was 23. So I've always been interested in babies, and I had lots of opportunities to watch them. — Alison Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: As adults, when we attend to something in the world we are vividly conscious of As adults, when we attend to something in the world we are vividly conscious of that particular thing, and we shut out the surrounding world. The classic metaphor is that attention is like a spotlight, illuminating one part of the world and leaving the rest in darkness. — Alison Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: We learn differently as children than as adults. For grown-ups, learning a new skill is We learn differently as children than as adults. For grown-ups, learning a new skill is painful, attention-demanding, and slow. Children learn unconsciously and effortlessly. — Alison Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: We fear death so profoundly, not because it means the end of our body, but We fear death so profoundly, not because it means the end of our body, but because it means the end of our consciousness - better to be a spirit in Heaven than a zombie on Earth. — Alison Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: Teaching is a very effective way to get children to learn something specific - this Teaching is a very effective way to get children to learn something specific - this tube squeaks, say, or a squish then a press then a pull causes the music to play. But it also makes children less likely to discover unexpected information and to draw unexpected conclusions. — Alison Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: The science can tell you that the thousands of pseudo-scientific parenting books out there - The science can tell you that the thousands of pseudo-scientific parenting books out there - not to mention the 'Baby Einstein' DVDs and the flash cards and the brain-boosting toys - won't do a thing to make your baby smarter. That's largely because babies are already as smart as they can be; smarter than we are in some ways. — Alison Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: It's not that children are little scientists - it's that scientists are big children. Scientists It's not that children are little scientists - it's that scientists are big children. Scientists actually are the few people who as adults get to have this protected time when they can just explore, play, figure out what the world is like. — Alison Gopnik
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Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: Asking questions is what brains were born to do, at least when we were young Asking questions is what brains were born to do, at least when we were young children. For young children, quite literally, seeking explanations is as deeply rooted a drive as seeking food or water. — Alison Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: If you're being attacked from all sides, it's possible you're doing something right; it's also If you're being attacked from all sides, it's possible you're doing something right; it's also possible that you are doing everything wrong. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: The light obtained by setting straw men on fire is not what we mean by The light obtained by setting straw men on fire is not what we mean by illumination. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: Babies and young children are like the research and development division of the human species, Babies and young children are like the research and development division of the human species, and we grown-ups are production and marketing. — Alison Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: We know what makes babies smart and happy and thrive. It's having human beings who We know what makes babies smart and happy and thrive. It's having human beings who are dedicated to caring for them - human beings who are well supported, not stressed out and not poor. — Alison Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: Each new generation of children grows up in the new environment its parents have created, Each new generation of children grows up in the new environment its parents have created, and each generation of brains becomes wired in a different way. The human mind can change radically in just a few generations. — Alison Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: When you see a Gauguin, you think, This man is living in a dream world. When you see a Gauguin, you think, This man is living in a dream world. When you see a van Gogh, you think, This dream world is living in a man. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: Oliver, success is usually a feeling of mere relief, where failure is pain. Happiness, you Oliver, success is usually a feeling of mere relief, where failure is pain. Happiness, you see, lies in neither, but in sticking to a daily ritual and becoming absorbed in something useful. When the war is over, even the greatest warriors do not exult. They go back to their garden or kitchen or library
or school
and resume life.
(as said by Mrs. Pearson) — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: Imagine if baseball were taught the way science is taught in most inner-city schools. Schoolchildren Imagine if baseball were taught the way science is taught in most inner-city schools. Schoolchildren would get lectures about the history of the World Series. High school students would occasionally reproduce famous plays of the past. Nobody would get in the game themselves until graduate school. — Alison Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: Samuel Johnson called it the vanity of human wishes, and Buddhists talk about the endless Samuel Johnson called it the vanity of human wishes, and Buddhists talk about the endless cycle of desire. Social psychologists say we get trapped on a hedonic treadmill. What they all mean is that we wish, plan and work for things that we think will make us happy, but when we finally get them, we aren't nearly as happy as we thought we'd be. — Alison Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: As we waited, I insisted that the reason government bureaus could seem so bureaucratic was As we waited, I insisted that the reason government bureaus could seem so bureaucratic was that, by their nature, they have to be inclusive, and they can't inflict the basic market rationale of price differences upon their customers. If the privileged could pay more for quicker service, they would, but this would undermine the premises of citizenship. That first-class passengers get a shorter line through security claws at our idea of citizenship, which ought to include the notion that the rich and the poor suffer the indignities and delays of common civic cause equally. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: There are two kinds of travelers. There is the kind who goes to see what There are two kinds of travelers. There is the kind who goes to see what there is to see, and the kind who has an image in his head and goes out to accomplish it. The first visitor has an easier time, but I think the second visitor sees more. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: On the Web we all become small-town visitors lost in the big city. On the Web we all become small-town visitors lost in the big city. — Alison Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: I still think the best classic meal in New York is a coffee-shop breakfast - I still think the best classic meal in New York is a coffee-shop breakfast - you sort of can't skip it. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: Art without accomplishment becomes a form of faith, sustained more by the intensity of its Art without accomplishment becomes a form of faith, sustained more by the intensity of its common practice than by the pleasure it gives to its adherents in private. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: Merely that you start off with ideas buzzing around in your head, and then you Merely that you start off with ideas buzzing around in your head, and then you try to give them the simpler, more graceful shape, of a feeling that a reader might share. You learn to sing with, not argue at, your possible readers. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By David Bayles: As Adam Gopnik remarked in The New Yorker, "Post-modernist art is, above all, post-audience art." As Adam Gopnik remarked in The New Yorker, "Post-modernist art is, above all, post-audience art." In — David Bayles
Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: For better or worse, we live in possible worlds as much as actual ones. We For better or worse, we live in possible worlds as much as actual ones. We are cursed by that characteristically human guilt and regret about what might have been in the past. But that may be the cost for our ability to hope and plan for what might be in the future. — Alison Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: We do nothing for children between the ages of zero and five. And we seem We do nothing for children between the ages of zero and five. And we seem to be quite happy to have children growing up in not just poverty, which wouldn't be so bad, but isolation, lack of people around them, lack of support, lack of ability to go out and play in the dirt. — Alison Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: Writing is the process of finding something to distract you from writing, and of all Writing is the process of finding something to distract you from writing, and of all the helpful distractions - adultery, alcohol and acedia, all of which aided our writing fathers - none can equal the Internet. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: Daniel Levitin takes the most sophisticated ideas that exist about the brain and mind, applies Daniel Levitin takes the most sophisticated ideas that exist about the brain and mind, applies them to the most emotionally direct art we have, our songs, and makes beautiful music of the two together. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: The ancient media of speech and song and theater were radically reshaped by writing, though The ancient media of speech and song and theater were radically reshaped by writing, though they were never entirely supplanted, a comfort perhaps to those of us who still thrill to the smell of a library. — Alison Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: Animals are certainly more sophisticated than we used to think. And we shouldn't lump together Animals are certainly more sophisticated than we used to think. And we shouldn't lump together animals as a group. Crows and chimps and dogs are all highly intelligent in very different ways. — Alison Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: I think that we're always drawn - particularly sophisticated people - are always drawn to I think that we're always drawn - particularly sophisticated people - are always drawn to the idea of simplicity. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: There is a book to be written, for instance, on small errors in subtitles. In There is a book to be written, for instance, on small errors in subtitles. In the Fred Astaire musical Royal Wedding, for instance, the English girl he falls for, played by Sarah Churchill (daughter of Sir Winston), is engaged to an American, whom we never see but who's called Hal - like Falstaff's prince, like a good high Englishman. That English H, though, was completely inaudible to the French translator who did the subtitles, and so throughout the film the absent lover is referred to in the subtitles as Al - Al like a stagehand, Al like my grandfather. If you have the habit of print addiction, so that you are listening and reading at the same time, this guy Al keeps forcing his way into the movie. "But what shall I say to Hal - that I have never loved him?" Patricia says to Fred. Down below it says, "Et Al - qu'est-ce que je vais lui dire? — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: This can shake you up, this business of things almost but not quite being the This can shake you up, this business of things almost but not quite being the same. A pharmacy is not quite a drugstore; a brasserie is not quite a coffee shop; a lunch is not quite a lunch. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: The largest and most powerful computers are still no match for the smallest and weakest The largest and most powerful computers are still no match for the smallest and weakest humans. — Alison Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: You can't have a decent food culture without a decent coffee culture: the two things You can't have a decent food culture without a decent coffee culture: the two things grow up together. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: I rush to add that I find the Web infinitely useful for rustling up information, I rush to add that I find the Web infinitely useful for rustling up information, settling arguments or locating the legends of rock stars. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: Cooking is the showy side of domesticity. Cooking is the showy side of domesticity. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: If you just, pretty much, take a random 15-month-old, just sit and watch them for If you just, pretty much, take a random 15-month-old, just sit and watch them for 10 minutes and count out how many experiments, how much thinking you see going on, and it will put the most brilliant scientist to shame. — Alison Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: Writers are married to their keyboards, as to their passports. Writers are married to their keyboards, as to their passports. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: If you just casually look at a baby, it doesn't look like there's very much If you just casually look at a baby, it doesn't look like there's very much going on there, but they know more and learn more than we would ever have thought. Every single minute is incredibly full of thought and novelty. It's easy as adults to take for granted everything it took to arrive at the state where we are. — Alison Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: All the media of modern consciousness - from the printing press to radio and the All the media of modern consciousness - from the printing press to radio and the movies - were used just as readily by authoritarian reactionaries, and then by modern totalitarians, to reduce liberty and enforce conformity as they ever were by libertarians to expand it. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: Parisians believe they are superior by birth, they do not believe, as Americans do, that Parisians believe they are superior by birth, they do not believe, as Americans do, that they are invulnerable by right. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: We have lots of evidence that putting investments in early childhood education, even evidence from We have lots of evidence that putting investments in early childhood education, even evidence from very hard-nosed economists, is one of the very best investments that the society can possibly make. And yet we still don't have public support for things like preschools. — Alison Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: What made me sad just then was the new knowledge that things changed, and there What made me sad just then was the new knowledge that things changed, and there was nothing you could do about it. In a way, that was a Parisian emotion too. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: Our babies are like penguins; penguin babies can't exist unless more than one person is Our babies are like penguins; penguin babies can't exist unless more than one person is taking care of them. They just can't keep going. — Alison Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: Men choose Hamlet because every man sees himself as a disinherited monarch. Women choose Alice Men choose Hamlet because every man sees himself as a disinherited monarch. Women choose Alice [in Wonderland] because every woman sees herself as the only reasonable creature among crazy people who think they are disinherited monarchs. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: Owning our past allows us to own our future. Owning our past allows us to own our future. — Alison Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: I think I'm more intensely opinionated when I speak; more agreeably balanced when I write. I think I'm more intensely opinionated when I speak; more agreeably balanced when I write. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: We pursued the muses, instead of the mirrors. We pursued the muses, instead of the mirrors. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: Love, like light, is a thing that is enacted better than defined: we know it Love, like light, is a thing that is enacted better than defined: we know it afterward by the traces it leaves on paper. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: parsley. Vegetables these days are chopped into tiny grass. parsley. Vegetables these days are chopped into tiny grass. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: One of the things I say is from an evolutionary point of view: probably the One of the things I say is from an evolutionary point of view: probably the ideal rich environment for a baby includes more mud, livestock, and relatives than most of us could tolerate nowadays. — Alison Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: In Paris explanations come in a predictable sequence, no matter what is being explained. First In Paris explanations come in a predictable sequence, no matter what is being explained. First comes the explanation in terms of the unique, romantic individual, then the explanation in terms of ideological absolutes, and then the explanation in terms of the futility of all explanation. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: A good analogy [Charlie Hebdo] in lots of ways is "South Park" - the hugely A good analogy [Charlie Hebdo] in lots of ways is "South Park" - the hugely popular American cartoon show - and the things that the "South Park" creators have created, like "The Book Of Mormon," the Broadway musical. If I were a devout Mormon, I would be offended by a lot of things that go on in "The Book Of Mormon," right? It mocks mercilessly the pretensions to truth of Mormonism and the pretensions to virtue of Mormon missionaries. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: Often the block [in writing] comes from the wall of words that keep out the Often the block [in writing] comes from the wall of words that keep out the simplicity of sense. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: Yet human intelligence has another force, too: the sense of urgency that gives human smarts Yet human intelligence has another force, too: the sense of urgency that gives human smarts their drive. Perhaps our intelligence is not just ended by our mortality; to a great degree, it is our mortality. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: Whatever our official pieties, deep down we all believe in lives. The sternest formalists are Whatever our official pieties, deep down we all believe in lives. The sternest formalists are the loudest gossips, and if you ask a cultural-studies maven who believes in nothing but collective forces and class determinisms how she came to believe in this doctrine, she will begin to tell you, eagerly, the story of her life. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: A world in which everything is fashionable is impossible to imagine, because it implies that A world in which everything is fashionable is impossible to imagine, because it implies that there would be nothing to provide a contrast. The reason that when you place any two things side by side, one becomes chic and the other does not is that it's in the nature of desire to choose, and to choose absolutely. That's the mythological lesson of the great choice among the beauties: They are all beautiful - they are goddesses - and yet a man must choose. And what was the chooser's name? Paris. C'est normal. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: Something like reading depends a lot on just having people around you who talk to Something like reading depends a lot on just having people around you who talk to you and read you books, more than sitting down and, say, doing a reading drill when you're 3 or 4 years old. — Alison Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: The passage from the big to the little is what makes Paris beautiful, and you The passage from the big to the little is what makes Paris beautiful, and you have to be prepared to be small - to live, to trudge, to have your head down in melancholy and then lift it up, sideways - to get it. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: If you wanted to design a robot that could learn as well as it possibly If you wanted to design a robot that could learn as well as it possibly could, you might end up with something that looked a lot like a 3-year-old. — Alison Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: Someone once said that the joy is not in writing but in having written. I Someone once said that the joy is not in writing but in having written. I can't say I find that to be true, though I understand the sentiment. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: Successful creative adults seem to combine the wide-ranging exploration and openness we see in children Successful creative adults seem to combine the wide-ranging exploration and openness we see in children with the focus and discipline we see in adults. — Alison Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: In the New Yorker library, I have long been shelved between Nadine Gordimer and Brendan In the New Yorker library, I have long been shelved between Nadine Gordimer and Brendan Gill; an eerie little space nestled between high seriousness of purpose and legendary lightness of touch. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: From an evolutionary perspective children are, literally, designed to learn. Childhood is a special period From an evolutionary perspective children are, literally, designed to learn. Childhood is a special period of protected immaturity. It gives the young breathing time to master the things they will need to know in order to survive as adults. — Alison Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: [A]s military history reveals, a bad plan is often better than no plan, especially if [A]s military history reveals, a bad plan is often better than no plan, especially if the people on the other side think it's a good plan. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: What makes knowledge automatic is what gets you to Carnegie Hall - practice, practice, practice. What makes knowledge automatic is what gets you to Carnegie Hall - practice, practice, practice. — Alison Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: Knowing what to expect from a teacher is a really good thing, of course: It Knowing what to expect from a teacher is a really good thing, of course: It lets you get the right answers more quickly than you would otherwise. — Alison Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: After all, spinning is its own reward. There wouldn't be carousels if it weren't so. After all, spinning is its own reward. There wouldn't be carousels if it weren't so. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: The sin of capitalism, perhaps, is to make wants feel like needs, to give to The sin of capitalism, perhaps, is to make wants feel like needs, to give to simple silly stuff the urgency of near-physical necessity: I must have it. The grace of capitalism is to make wants feel like hopes, so that material objects and stuff can feel like the possibility of something heroic and civic. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: The loneliness of the expatriate is of an odd and complicated kind, for it is The loneliness of the expatriate is of an odd and complicated kind, for it is inseparable from the feeling of being free, of having escaped. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: A theory not only explains the world we see, it lets us imagine other worlds, A theory not only explains the world we see, it lets us imagine other worlds, and, even more significantly, lets us act to create those worlds. Developing everyday theories, like scientific theories, has allowed human beings to change the world. — Alison Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Adam Gopnik: Protein was the most valued ingredient 250 years ago: It was the rarest thing. Now Protein was the most valued ingredient 250 years ago: It was the rarest thing. Now the rarest thing we have is time: time to cook and time to eat. — Adam Gopnik
Gopnik Sayings By Alison Gopnik: When nobody read, dyslexia wasn't a problem. When most people had to hunt, a minor When nobody read, dyslexia wasn't a problem. When most people had to hunt, a minor genetic variation in your ability to focus attention was hardly a problem, and may even have been an advantage. When most people have to make it through high school, the same variation can become a genuinely life-altering disease. — Alison Gopnik