Dave Eggers’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Dave Eggers Quotes 

Dave Eggers, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Dave Eggers quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Dave Eggers’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Dave Eggers made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“We are unusual and tragic and alive.”
― dave eggers

 “We feel that to reveal embarrassing or private things, we have given someone something, that, like a primitive person fearing that a photographer will steal his soul, we identify our secrets, our past and their blotches, with our identity, that revealing our habits or losses or deeds somehow makes one less of oneself. ”
― Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

“GOD: I own you like I own the caves.
THE OCEAN: Not a chance. No comparison.
GOD: I made you. I could tame you.
THE OCEAN: At one time, maybe. But not now.
GOD: I will come to you, freeze you, break you.
THE OCEAN: I will spread myself like wings. I am a billion tiny feathers. You have no idea what’s happened to me.”
― Dave Eggers, How We Are Hungry

 “We have advantages. We have a cushion to fall back on. This is abundance. A luxury of place and time. Something rare and wonderful. It’s almost historically unprecedented. We must do extraordinary things. We have to. It would be absurd not to.”
― Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

 “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.”
― Dave Eggers, What Is the What

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

“Still though, I think if you’re not self-obsessed, you’re probably boring.”
― Dave Eggers

 “But everyone disappears, no matter who loves them.”
― Dave Eggers, What Is the What

“All I ever wanted was to know what to do.”
― Dave Eggers, You Shall Know Our Velocity!

“We lose weeks like buttons, like pencils.”
― Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

10 Famous Quotes by Author Dave Eggers

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Dave Eggers quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Dave Eggers quote below and sharing our favourite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by Dave Eggers. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Dave Eggers quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Dave Eggers Quote 

“I like the dark part of the night, after midnight and before four-thirty, when it’s hollow, when ceilings are harder and farther away. Then I can breathe, and can think while others are sleeping, in a way can stop time, can have it so – this has always been my dream – so that while everyone else is frozen, I can work busily about them, doing whatever it is that needs to be done, like the elves who make the shoes while children sleep.”
― Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

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