Dave Eggers Quotes.

1. "Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let’s not forget this."
- Quote by Dave Eggers

2. "We are unusual and tragic and alive."
- Quote by Dave Eggers

3. "Still though, I think if you're not self-obsessed, you're probably boring."
- Quote by Dave Eggers

4. "The only infallible truth of our lives is that everything we love in life will be taken from us."
- Quote by Dave Eggers

5. "It is no way to live, to wait to love."
- Quote by Dave Eggers

6. "At that moment I was sure. That I belonged in my skin. That my organs were mine and my eyes were mine and my ears, which could only hear the silence of this night and my faint breathing, were mine, and I loved them and what they could do."
- Quote by Dave Eggers

7. "But criticism, for the most part, comes from the opposite place that book-enjoying should come from. To enjoy art one needs time, patience, and a generous heart, and criticism is done, by and large, by impatient people who have axes to grind. The worst sort of critics are (analogy coming) butterfly collectors - they chase something, ostensibly out of their search for beauty, then, once they get close, they catch that beautiful something, they kill it, they stick a pin through its abdomen, dissect it and label it. The whole process, I find, is not a happy or healthy one. Someone with his or her own shit figured out, without any emotional problems or bitterness or envy, instead of killing that which he loves, will simply let the goddamn butterfly fly, and instead of capturing and killing it and sticking it in a box, will simply point to it - "Hey everyone, look at that beautiful thing" - hoping everyone else will see the beautiful thing he has seen. Just as no one wants to grow up to be an IRS agent, no one should want to grow up to maliciously dissect books."
- Quote by Dave Eggers

8. "And we will be ready, at the end of every day will be ready, will not say no to anything, will try to stay awake while everyone is sleeping, will not sleep, will make the shoes with the elves, will breathe deeply all the time, breathe in all the air full of glass and nails and blood, will breathe it and drink it, so rich, so when it comes we will not be angry, will be content, tired enough to go, gratefully, will shake hands with everyone, bye, bye, and then pack a bag, some snacks, and go to the volcano."
- Quote by Dave Eggers

9. "There's nothing to be gained from passive observance, the simple documenting of conditions, because, at its core, it sets a bad example. Every time something is observed and not fixed, or when one has a chance to give in some way and does not, there is a lie being told, the same lie we all know by heart but which needn't be reiterated."
- Quote by Dave Eggers

10. "Love is implicit in every connection. It should be. Thus when absent it makes us insane. (You Shall Know Our Velocity)"
- Quote by Dave Eggers

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