Quotes by Dave Eggers

Everything within takes place after Jack died and before my mom and I drowned in a burning ferry in the cool tannin-tinted Guaviare River in the east central Columbia, with forty-two locals we hadn't yet met.
– Dave Eggers
It's kind of cute, the IV bag.
– Dave Eggers
It's not that our family has no taste, it's just that our family's taste is inconsistent.
– Dave Eggers
Our town was rigid in many ways, in terms of the uniformity of things, the colors of skin, the makes of cars, the lushness of the lawns, but on top of that it was sort of a blank canvas so-and again, I guess this is true of any child-I was ready to quickly accept the sudden and total substitutions of all I knew to be true.
– Dave Eggers
Revelation is everything, not for its own sake, because most self-revelation is just garbage - oop! - yes, but we have to purge the garbage, toss it out, throw it into a bunker and burn it, because it is fuel. And what do we do with fossil fuel? Why, we dump it into a bunker and burn it, of course. No, we don't do that. But you get my meaning. It's endlessly renewable, usable without diminishing one's capacity to create more.
– Dave Eggers
She had seemed good for a while, had done the chemo, had gotten the wigs, and then her hair had grown back-darker, more brittle.
– Dave Eggers
The house is a factory.
– Dave Eggers
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.
– Dave Eggers
They took my mother's stomach out six months ago.
– Dave Eggers
Through the small tall bathroom window the December yard is gray and scratchy, the tree calligraphic.
– Dave Eggers
When the doctor opened her up, and there was suddenly light thrown upon the world of cancer-podules, they were annoyed by the disturbance, and defiant.
– Dave Eggers
You treat a kid with respect and as an adult you talk to them as if they're smart people. But you don't throw at them the trappings of adulthood and you know, the darker stuff.
– Dave Eggers
Well, my background is journalism. I don't have any creative-writing experience except for one class I took as a sophomore in college.
– Dave Eggers
To me, the print business model is so simple, where readers pay a dollar for all the content within, and that supports the enterprise.
– Dave Eggers
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.
– Dave Eggers
McSweeney's as a publishing company is built on a business model that only works when we sell physical books. So we try to put a lot of effort into the design and production of the book-as-object.
– Dave Eggers
It was just an idea I had, that it could be cool to have a book covered in fake fur.
– Dave Eggers
I've never had WiFi at home. I'm too easily distracted, and YouTube is too tempting.
– Dave Eggers
I'm interested in the human impact of the giant foot of misplaced government. After all, we encounter it every day.
– Dave Eggers
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.
– Dave Eggers