Dave Eggers Quotes

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  • I hung up the phone, jubilant, and threw myself into a wall, then pretended to be getting electrocuted. I do this when I'm very happy.

  • It was called the Middle Ages, the Dark Ages. If not for the monks, everything the world had ever learned would have been lost. Well, we live in a similar time, when we're losing the vast majority of what we do and see and learn. But it doesn't have to be that way.

    Dave Eggers (2013). “The Circle”, p.60, Vintage
  • But that in any city, in any cluster of people, there a few people who are awake at this hour, who are both awake and dancing, and it’s here that we need to be.

    Dave Eggers (2009). “You Shall Know Our Velocity”, p.223, Vintage
  • So this is the space during tutoring hours. It's very busy. Same principles: one-on-one attention, complete devotion to the students' work and a boundless optimism and sort of a possibility of creativity and ideas.

  • Every story we remember is a novel. Novels make things more universal.

  • My head was a condemned church with a ceiling of bats, but I swung from this dark mood to euphoria when I thought about leaving.

    Dave Eggers (2009). “You Shall Know Our Velocity”, p.2, Vintage
  • Also, I need deadlines, just like everybody else, especially coming from magazines, newspapers, and stuff like that. I need daily or weekly deadlines to get stuff done, or I continue to do things and not go off on a year of unproductivity.

  • Humans are divided between those who can still look through the eyes of youth and those who cannot. Though it causes me frequent pain, I find it very easy to place myself in the shoes of almost any boy, and can conjure my own youth with an ease that is troublesome.

    Dave Eggers (2007). “What Is the What”, p.116, Vintage
  • To me any given story has its appropriate form. There might be some story I get involved with that's begging to be a graphic novel, so that will have to be that way.

    Interview with Justine Sharrock, www.motherjones.com. March/April 2009.
  • How many times in life can we make decisions that are important but will not hurt anyone? Are we obligated- maybe we are- to say yes to any choice when no one will be hurt? We use the word hurt when talking about things like this because when these things go wrong it can feel as if you were hit in the sternum by a huge animal that's run for miles just to strike you.

    Dave Eggers (2007). “How We Are Hungry”, p.40, Vintage
  • Once a year, she remembers that she is insignificant. Then she forgets agains, because more than she is insignificant, she is forgetful.

    Dave Eggers (2007). “How the Water Feels to the Fishes”
  • High school teachers who want to get reluctant readers turned around need to give the students some say in the reading list. Make it collaborative: The students will feel ownership, and everyone will dig in.

    Interview with Justine Sharrock, www.motherjones.com. March/April 2009.
  • I still get my news from the newspaper in the morning. I just have an affection for paper, and that's no secret, I guess.

    Interview with Scott Gordon, www.avclub.com. January 1, 2010.
  • But Saudi Arabia is surprising in a lot of ways. Like any place, or any people, it relentlessly defies easy categorization.

  • I always like the idea of doing interviews with somebody but completely seriously not ever mentioning what that person is generally known for.

    Interview with Tasha Robinson, www.avclub.com. February 23, 2005.
  • The raising of a child is the building of a cathedral. You can't cut corners.

    Dave Eggers (2012). “A Hologram for the King”, p.93, Vintage
  • But what I really want is to just swim around in a warm baby pool of these friends, jump in their dry leaf pile-to rub them all over myself, without words and clothes.

    Dave Eggers (2014). “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius: Picador Classic”, p.367, Pan Macmillan
  • Well, my background is journalism. I don't have any creative-writing experience except for one class I took as a sophomore in college.

  • I'll always be working on five things at once, usually with those documents open at the same time because if I get stuck somewhere I'll jump over to something else. That's how my head has always worked.

  • I'm an amateur science enthusiast. I'm not even a professional enthusiast. I don't know anything; I never even passed biology in high school. But I read the science section of the newspaper.

    Interview with Tasha Robinson, www.avclub.com. February 23, 2005.
  • The air is like being wanted, we say, and they nod approvingly. The air is like getting older, they say, and they touch our arms gently.

    Dave Eggers (2007). “How the Water Feels to the Fishes”
  • Maybe he hadn't thought the war through. It had seemed like simple fun when he had first pictured it, with a glorious beginning, a difficult but valor-filled middle, and a victorious end. He hadn't accounted for the fact that there might not be much of a resolution to the battle, and he hadn't imagined what it would feel like when the war just sort of ended, without anyone admitting defeat and congratulating him for his bravery.

    Dave Eggers (2009). “The Wild Things”, p.208, Vintage
  • Again the greatest use of a human was to be useful. Not to consume, not to watch, but to do something for someone else that improved their life, even for a few minutes.

    Dave Eggers (2012). “A Hologram for the King”, p.180, McSweeney's
  • Then he got more books. He saved all the books.

    Dave Eggers (2010). “Zeitoun”, p.100, Vintage
  • His lies were so exquisite I almost wept.

    Dave Eggers (2007). “What Is the What”, p.196, Vintage
  • Every part of my body felt electric. My chest ached and my head throbbed with the great terrible limitless possibility of the morning, and when it came, the sky was washed white, everything was new, and I hadn't slept at all.

    Dave Eggers (2007). “What Is the What”, p.532, Vintage
  • I think there's a future where the Web and print coexist and they each do things uniquely and complement each other, and we have what could be the ultimate and best-yet array of journalistic venues.

  • Nonfiction narratives are really powerful and valid in themselves. But one thing that you don't get sometimes from the more clinical or academic books or nonfiction books is that you don't get to hear the person's voice; you don't get them as individuals. You get a few quotes and you hear them as sort of a case study: numbers, examples, anecdotes, maybe a paragraph here, and that's about it.

  • You might not be able to operate your own Learjet and have an unlimited expense account, but if you have a reasonable expectation for a print-based product, whether it's a newspaper or a magazine, you can certainly exist.

    "Dave Eggers on his favorite things about newspapers" by Scott Gordon, www.avclub.com. January 05, 2010.
  • Still though, I think if you're not self-obsessed, you're probably boring.

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