"I love weird or funny or beautiful sentences Joy Williams could write a microwave-oven manual and I'm sure I'd love it, because the sentences would be tuned up like music."
"A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man."Karen Russell on Lana Turner
"I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party."Karen Russell on Ron White
"A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice."Karen Russell on Bill Cosby
"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes."Karen Russell on Jim Carrey
"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."Karen Russell on Elbert Hubbard
"I think that different pleasures work for different readers - a friend of mine won't read anything that's not a cardiovascular sort of page-turner. I tend to care less about plot, but I'm a sucker for humor and strangeness."
"Now I'll read anytime, anywhere. I love reading in front of the space heater. Isn't that a sad confession? But it's like my substitute for the roaring fireplace of yore."
"I would love to travel around the world working for a travel company taking students abroad on cultural immersion trips."