"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."
"A joke is a very serious thing."Karen Russell on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."Karen Russell on Mark Twain
"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."Karen Russell on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."Karen Russell on Mahatma Gandhi
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."Karen Russell on Henry Ward Beecher
"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."
"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."