Karen Russell Quotes

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Karen Russell quotes: The beginning of the end can feel a lot like the middle when you are living in it. The beginning of the end can feel a lot like the middle when you are living in it.
Karen Russell quotes: But until we are old ladies- a cypress age, a Sawtooth age- I will continue to link arms with her, in public, in private, in a panic of love. But until we are old ladies- a cypress age, a Sawtooth age- I will continue to link arms with her, in public, in private, in a panic of love.
Karen Russell quotes: How could you make a mistake when you had one option? How could you make a mistake when you had one option?
Karen Russell quotes: I moved to New York with the derangement of love. I was writing all these terrible stories, but I had never been happier. I moved to New York with the derangement of love. I was writing all these terrible stories, but I had never been happier.
Karen Russell quotes: The whistle dropped from the branch's spindly fingers like a black cocoon, a pendulum of secret music; the wind pushed sound soundlessly around. The whistle dropped from the branch's spindly fingers like a black cocoon, a pendulum of secret music; the wind pushed sound soundlessly around.
Karen Russell quotes: What passes for news is just morbid speculation or cartoonish screaming, followed by diaper commercials. What passes for news is just morbid speculation or cartoonish screaming, followed by diaper commercials.
Karen Russell quotes: (I was a fairy-minded kid, a comic book kid, and I had a bad habit of looking for augurs and protectors where there were none. (I was a fairy-minded kid, a comic book kid, and I had a bad habit of looking for augurs and protectors where there were none.
Karen Russell quotes: I am extremely close to my brother, Kent, and my sister, Lauren, who have been remarkably understanding about all of my weird sibling tales. I am extremely close to my brother, Kent, and my sister, Lauren, who have been remarkably understanding about all of my weird sibling tales.
Karen Russell quotes: We met every morning, still bearded with toast crumbs from our continental breakfasts. We met every morning, still bearded with toast crumbs from our continental breakfasts.
Karen Russell quotes: Whatever song we are making in this place, we are going to die without hearing. Whatever song we are making in this place, we are going to die without hearing.
Karen Russell quotes: It remains unbelievable to me that I have any readers beyond my own blood relations - it's a crazy, wild gift. It remains unbelievable to me that I have any readers beyond my own blood relations - it's a crazy, wild gift.
Karen Russell quotes: If you're short on time, that would be the two-word version of our story: we fell. If you're short on time, that would be the two-word version of our story: we fell.
Karen Russell quotes: I had to explain to him Mom's death, which was always hard to do. It felt like killing her again. I had to explain to him Mom's death, which was always hard to do. It felt like killing her again.
Karen Russell quotes: Raffy has this magical, abracadabrical ability to transform all his "ifs" into "whens". Raffy has this magical, abracadabrical ability to transform all his "ifs" into "whens".
Karen Russell quotes: Don't look back, you asshole! he thought. Good advice, from Orpheus to Lot. Don't look back, you asshole! he thought. Good advice, from Orpheus to Lot.
Karen Russell quotes: He tried to scrub children's vomit from the webbing of the Tongue in a way that suggested deep reservoirs of genius. He tried to scrub children's vomit from the webbing of the Tongue in a way that suggested deep reservoirs of genius.
Karen Russell quotes: People are symptoms of dreams People are symptoms of dreams
Karen Russell quotes: Once you figure out what's best for the story, take out the rest. Once you figure out what's best for the story, take out the rest.
Karen Russell quotes: Fiction helps me to reconnect with the true, deep weirdness inherent in everyday reality, in our dealings with one another, in just being alive. Fiction helps me to reconnect with the true, deep weirdness inherent in everyday reality, in our dealings with one another, in just being alive.
Karen Russell quotes: I often felt myself to be an outsider, which is great training for all writers. I often felt myself to be an outsider, which is great training for all writers.
Karen Russell quotes: I spent most of my 20s with these alligator wrestlers in the swamps of South Florida. I spent most of my 20s with these alligator wrestlers in the swamps of South Florida.
Karen Russell quotes: I often think, that she foresaw only the end times, never hot dogs. I often think, that she foresaw only the end times, never hot dogs.
Karen Russell quotes: THE ALLIGATOR IS AN ANACHRONISM THAT CAN EAT YOU! THE ALLIGATOR IS AN ANACHRONISM THAT CAN EAT YOU!
Karen Russell quotes: I haf the sownd of more words butt i coud not remember the shaps of the letters. I haf the sownd of more words butt i coud not remember the shaps of the letters.
Karen Russell quotes: If you're gonna do something weird, just have one thing be weird. If you're gonna do something weird, just have one thing be weird.
Karen Russell quotes: A food truce, the picnic suspension of oedipal feeling that permits the generations to love each other at family reunions. A food truce, the picnic suspension of oedipal feeling that permits the generations to love each other at family reunions.
Karen Russell quotes: You small mortals don't realize the power of your stories. You small mortals don't realize the power of your stories.
Karen Russell quotes: My older sister has entire kingdoms inside of her, and some of them are only accessible at certain seasons, in certain kinds of weather. My older sister has entire kingdoms inside of her, and some of them are only accessible at certain seasons, in certain kinds of weather.
Karen Russell quotes: For me, the term "literary fiction" means there's always attention paid to language, and linguistic experimentation, sophistication. For me, the term "literary fiction" means there's always attention paid to language, and linguistic experimentation, sophistication.
Karen Russell quotes: It's funny, for a long time I would go watermelon-red and deny that I was a magical realist. It felt imprecise to me, a misrepresentation. It's funny, for a long time I would go watermelon-red and deny that I was a magical realist. It felt imprecise to me, a misrepresentation.
Karen Russell quotes: Being unconscious with somebody, that's a big deal. Being unconscious with somebody, that's a big deal.
Karen Russell quotes: Words, I guess, are her more durable artifacts. Words, I guess, are her more durable artifacts.
Karen Russell quotes: The girl has a funny way of romanticizing things. The girl has a funny way of romanticizing things.
Karen Russell quotes: Nal had begun to sense that his life had jumped the rails - and then right at his nadir, he'd agreed to an "avant" haircut performed by Cousin Steve. Nal had begun to sense that his life had jumped the rails - and then right at his nadir, he'd agreed to an "avant" haircut performed by Cousin Steve.
Karen Russell quotes: His words hung around, too, leaving their brain stain on the air. His words hung around, too, leaving their brain stain on the air.
Karen Russell quotes: Regret is a pilgrimage back to the place where I was free to choose. Regret is a pilgrimage back to the place where I was free to choose.
Karen Russell quotes: Music is pleasant not only because of the sound of many voices,but because of the silence that is in it. Music is pleasant not only because of the sound of many voices,
but because of the silence that is in it.
Karen Russell quotes: You don't want people to think you're just writing stories for children about a pig in a tutu. You don't want people to think you're just writing stories for children about a pig in a tutu.
Karen Russell quotes: the gravity of wound to fist the gravity of wound to fist
Karen Russell quotes: I want a real encounter with something true and disconcerting about peoples' natures. I want a real encounter with something true and disconcerting about peoples' natures.
Karen Russell quotes: I didn't realize that one tragedy can beget another, and another - bright-eyed disasters flooding out of a death hole like bats out of a cave. I didn't realize that one tragedy can beget another, and another - bright-eyed disasters flooding out of a death hole like bats out of a cave.
Karen Russell quotes: There are certain prehistoric things that swim beyond extinction. There are certain prehistoric things that swim beyond extinction.
Karen Russell quotes: This new happiness had angles. Happiness like his was real; it had a jewel-cut shadow, and he could lose it. This new happiness had angles. Happiness like his was real; it had a jewel-cut shadow, and he could lose it.
Karen Russell quotes: You can always put balsamic vinaigrette on salted meat and sort of pretend it's a salad. You can always put balsamic vinaigrette on salted meat and sort of pretend it's a salad.
Karen Russell quotes: My mom says I'm destined to be the sort of man who uses big words but pronounces them incorrectly. My mom says I'm destined to be the sort of man who uses big words but pronounces them incorrectly.