Elissa Schappell quotes

  • Write to exhaustion so that you can no longer manage to avoid writing the truth.
    -- Elissa Schappell

    #Writing #Manage #Exhaustion

  • You know what they say - sleep is the mother's drug of choice, but like heroin, only the very rich and the very poor can afford it.
    -- Elissa Schappell

    #Mother #Sleep #Choices

  • Anthony Doerr again takes language beyond mortal limits.
    -- Elissa Schappell

    #Limits #Language

  • Dave Eggers is a prince among men when it comes to writing deeply felt, socially conscious books that meld reportage with fiction. While A Hologram for the King is fiction...it's a strike against the current state of global economic injustice.
    -- Elissa Schappell

    #Kings #Book #Writing

  • By investing others with the power to dictate who you are, you rob yourself of an opportunity to truly grow.
    -- Elissa Schappell

    #Opportunity #Investing #Grows

  • By investing others with the power to dictate who you are, you rob yourself of an opportunity to truly grow.  You shortchange yourself by devaluing the experiences and knowledge you've banked, all those things that have been making you, you.
    -- Elissa Schappell

    #Opportunity #Investing #Change Yourself

  • The stories in Dawn Raffel's astonishing Further Adventures in the Restless Universe as as sharp and bright as stars.
    -- Elissa Schappell

    #Stars #Adventure #Dawn

  • In Quiet Dell, Phillips mesmerizingly spins together fact and fiction, vividly imagining the circumstances leading to their deaths, and sets a young female reporter on the case to solve it.
    -- Elissa Schappell

    #Together #Female #Fiction

  • I focus best and am most productive when I’m working in a friend’s empty apartment. It’s hard for me to work at home. Too easy to procrastinate online, too easy to be distracted by the state of perpetual domestic chaos that rules my home.
    -- Elissa Schappell

    #Home #Focus #Chaos

  • A single girl who needs nobody makes people uncomfortable, and my mom is right in this, appearance is everything, and appearing to have no one is like swimming alone in the middle of the ocean with a flesh wound.
    -- Elissa Schappell

    #Girl #Mom #Ocean

  • Don't be a fool, there is no such thing as just a girl.
    -- Elissa Schappell

    #Girl #Fool #Just A Girl

  • While Max appears to greatly admire Wallace as a writer and feel compassion for him as a man, he is never starry-eyed, or pulls his punches. Every Love Story is a Ghost Story is as illuminating, multifaceted, and serious an estimation of David Foster Wallace's life and work as we can hope to find.
    -- Elissa Schappell

    #Men #Compassion #Ghost Stories