David Sedaris Quotes

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Born: December 26, 1956, Johnson City, New York, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Author

After a few months in my parents' basement, I took an apartment near the state university, where I discovered both crystal methamphetamine and conceptual art. Either one of these things are dangerous, but in combination they have the potential to destroy entire civilizations.
- David Sedaris

Also, I used to think that one day I might get someone to iron my shirts, but the truth is I really like doing them myself.
- David Sedaris

But most good movies have a gun in them.
- David Sedaris

I go to the movies at least five times a week, and after a while everything becomes a blur to me.
- David Sedaris

I haven't got the slightest idea how to change people, but still I keep a long list of prospective candidates just in case I should ever figure it out.
- David Sedaris

I love things made out of animals. It's just so funny to think of someone saying, 'I need a letter opener. I guess I'll have to kill a deer.
- David Sedaris

I tend to show everything I do to my family, to check they won't be offended.
- David Sedaris

I've been keeping a diary for thirty-three years and write in it every morning. Most of it's just whining, but every so often there'll be something I can use later: a joke, a description, a quote. It's an invaluable aid when it comes to winning arguments. 'That's not what you said on February 3, 1996,' I'll say to someone.
- David Sedaris

It's odd the things that people remember. Parents will arrange a birthday party, certain it will stick in your mind forever. You'll have a nice time, then two years later you'll be like, 'There was a pony there? Really? And a clown with one leg?'
- David Sedaris

My family isn't really all that different from anyone else's. Well, maybe they're a bit more entertaining.
- David Sedaris

The humor section is the last place an author wants to be. They put your stuff next to collections of Cathy cartoons.
- David Sedaris

What other people call dark and despairing, I call funny.
- David Sedaris

When I look at a lot of older stuff that I've written, I think one sign of amateur humor writing is when you see people trying too hard.
- David Sedaris

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