Allan Gurganus quotes

  • The question of boundaries is a major question of the Jewish people because the Jews are the great experts of crossing boundaries. They have a sense of identity inside themselves that doesn't permit them to cross boundaries with other people.

  • Universities are not here to be mediums for the coercion of other people, they're here to be mediums for the free exchange of ideas.

  • People who deal with life generously and large-heartedly go on multiplying relationships to the end.

  • Find a need and fill it. Successful businesses are founded on the needs of people.

  • It's nice to know when you're a part of a story, it's nice to know at least something about the beginning, middle, and end.

  • I really enjoy listening to stories. I remember them and keep them in my mind.

  • Don’t read success stories, you will only get a message. Read failure stories, you will get some ideas to get success.

  • A fairy tale is the kind of story in which one king goes to another king to borrow a cup of sugar

  • I was of the “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, then wonder why life didn’t give you freaking sugar so you could drink the stuff” school of thought.

  • Discretion is the salt, and fancy the sugar of life; the one preserves, the other sweetens it.