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100 Thought-Provoking Dave Eggers Quotes

Famous As: American Writer Known for His Best Selling Memoir 'A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius'
Born On: March 12, 1970
Born In: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Founder / Co Founder: McSweeney's, 826 Valencia, ScholarMatch
Age: 53 Years
Dave Eggers is an American author, editor, philanthropist and publisher who is renowned for his books, and literary journals. Eggers went to University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign as a student of journalism but his stint there was cut short following the death of his parents. That period in his life was the inspiration behind his book ‘A Heartbreaking Book of Staggering Genius’ that went on to become a bestseller and firmly established him as a young author to look out for. His other works include ‘The Circle’, ‘Zeitoun’, ‘What is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng’ and ‘You Shall Know Our Velocity’, among others. Eggers had also written the screenplay for three movies ‘Promised Land’ being the most famous one. Eggers is also involved with 826 Valencia, a literary initiative that is aimed at helping children and teenagers to write. There is absolutely no doubt that Eggers is one of the noted intellectuals of the new millennium. In addition to the above mentioned talents, he is also a gifted orator. We have sorted some of Dave Eggers' most famous quotes from his writings and speeches. Here are some of Dave Eggers’ most famous quotes, sayings and thoughts collected from his work that would certainly appeal to curious minds.
Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let’s not forget this.

Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let’s not forget this.

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We are unusual and tragic and alive.

We are unusual and tragic and alive.

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I will not wait to love as best as I can. We thought we were young and that there would be time to love well sometime in the future. This is a terrible way to think. It is no way to live, to wait to love.

I will not wait to love as best as I can. We thought we were young and that there would be time to love well sometime in the future. This is a terrible way to think. It is no way to live, to wait to love.

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But everyone disappears, no matter who loves them.

But everyone disappears, no matter who loves them.

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Still though, I think if you're not self-obsessed, you're probably boring.

Still though, I think if you're not self-obsessed, you're probably boring.

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All I ever wanted was to know what to do.

All I ever wanted was to know what to do.

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You invite things to happen. You open the door. You inhale. And if you inhale the chaos, you give the chaos, the chaos gives back.

You invite things to happen. You open the door. You inhale. And if you inhale the chaos, you give the chaos, the chaos gives back.

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We lose weeks like buttons, like pencils.

We lose weeks like buttons, like pencils.

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Humans are divided between those who can still look through the eyes of youth and those who cannot.

Humans are divided between those who can still look through the eyes of youth and those who cannot.

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We see the beauty within and cannot say no.

We see the beauty within and cannot say no.

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His lies were so exquisite I almost wept.

His lies were so exquisite I almost wept.

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The only infallible truth of our lives is that everything we love in life will be taken from us.

The only infallible truth of our lives is that everything we love in life will be taken from us.

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It is no way to live, to wait to love.

It is no way to live, to wait to love.

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Why do you want to be on The Real World?
-Because I want everyone to witness my youth

Why?
-Isn't it gorgeous?

Why do you want to be on The Real World? -Because I want everyone to witness my youth Why? -Isn't it gorgeous?

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Once a year, she remembers that she is insignificant. Then she forgets agains, because more than she is insignificant, she is forgetful.

Once a year, she remembers that she is insignificant. Then she forgets agains, because more than she is insignificant, she is forgetful.

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All we really want is for no one to have a boring life, to be impressive, so we can be impressed. ~ on the friends we choose.

All we really want is for no one to have a boring life, to be impressive, so we can be impressed. ~ on the friends we choose.

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If you don't want anyone to know about your existence, you might as well kill yourself. You're taking up space, air.

If you don't want anyone to know about your existence, you might as well kill yourself. You're taking up space, air.

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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.

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.

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I see colors like you hear jet planes.

I see colors like you hear jet planes.

Dave Eggers
Goddamn sometimes I only want this feeling to stay and last.

Goddamn sometimes I only want this feeling to stay and last.

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Why did we do that to Pluto? We had it good with Pluto.

Why did we do that to Pluto? We had it good with Pluto.

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Dignity is an affectation, cute but eccentric, like learning French or collecting scarves.

Dignity is an affectation, cute but eccentric, like learning French or collecting scarves.

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And there is a chance that everything we did was incorrect, but stasis is itself criminal for those with the means to move, and the means to weave communion between people.

And there is a chance that everything we did was incorrect, but stasis is itself criminal for those with the means to move, and the means to weave communion between people.

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Better to be at the bottom of a ladder you want to climb than in the middle of some ladder you don’t, right?

Better to be at the bottom of a ladder you want to climb than in the middle of some ladder you don’t, right?

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When there is pleasure, there is often abandon, and mistakes are made.

When there is pleasure, there is often abandon, and mistakes are made.

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I was feeling everything too much. Everything pulled at my eyes. I spent hours floating in pools.

I was feeling everything too much. Everything pulled at my eyes. I spent hours floating in pools.

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Be strong, be brave, be true. Endure.

Be strong, be brave, be true. Endure.

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Thank you,

Thank you," he says. "Thank who?" "I don't know. You?" "No, not me. Jesus." "Thank you, Jesus?" "Yes, Toph, Jesus died for your Christmas fun.

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I have no idea how people function without near-constant internal chaos. I'd lose my mind.

I have no idea how people function without near-constant internal chaos. I'd lose my mind.

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3. There are bears and there are small dogs. Be strong like bear! If they take out your teeth, sit on the dogs. Bears always forget they can just sit on the dogs. Sit on the dogs.

3. There are bears and there are small dogs. Be strong like bear! If they take out your teeth, sit on the dogs. Bears always forget they can just sit on the dogs. Sit on the dogs.

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