David Foster Wallace Quotes

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David Foster Wallace quotes: you do not have to like a person in order to learn from him/her/it. That you do not have to like a person in order to learn from him/her/it. That
David Foster Wallace quotes: desire is the sugar in human food. desire is the sugar in human food.
David Foster Wallace quotes: The severing of an established connection is exponentially more painful than the rejection of an attempted connection. The severing of an established connection is exponentially more painful than the rejection of an attempted connection.
David Foster Wallace quotes: Our leaders, our government is us, all of us, so if they're venal and weak it's because we are. Our leaders, our government is us, all of us, so if they're venal and weak it's because we are.
David Foster Wallace quotes: Expectant. My chest bumps like a dryer with shoes in it. I compose what I project will be seen as a Expectant. My chest bumps like a dryer with shoes in it. I compose what I project will be seen as a
David Foster Wallace quotes: Act in Haste, Repent at Leisure would seem to have been almost custom-designed for the case of tattoos. Act in Haste, Repent at Leisure would seem to have been almost custom-designed for the case of tattoos.
David Foster Wallace quotes: If I'm hanging out with you, I can't even tell whether I like you or not because I'm too worried about whether you like me. If I'm hanging out with you, I can't even tell whether I like you or not because I'm too worried about whether you like me.
David Foster Wallace quotes: I think TV promulgates the idea that good art is just art which makes people like and depend on the vehicle that brings them the art. I think TV promulgates the idea that good art is just art which makes people like and depend on the vehicle that brings them the art.
David Foster Wallace quotes: Fiction's about what it is to be a fucking human being. Fiction's about what it is to be a fucking human being.
David Foster Wallace quotes: The job of the first eight pages is not to have the reader want to throw the book at the wall, during the first eight pages. The job of the first eight pages is not to have the reader want to throw the book at the wall, during the first eight pages.
David Foster Wallace quotes: Headers from the last few great daily papers, Headers from the last few great daily papers,
David Foster Wallace quotes: It can become an exercise in trying to get the reader to like and admire you instead of an exercise in creative art. It can become an exercise in trying to get the reader to like and admire you instead of an exercise in creative art.
David Foster Wallace quotes: Hamsters being notorious draggers and rearrangers of stuff they can't eat but feel compelled to fuck with anyway, somehow - and Hamsters being notorious draggers and rearrangers of stuff they can't eat but feel compelled to fuck with anyway, somehow - and
David Foster Wallace quotes: It takes great personal courage to let yourself appear weak. It takes great personal courage to let yourself appear weak.
David Foster Wallace quotes: Word inflation ... Bigger and better. Good greater greatest totally great. Hyperbolic and hyperbolicker. Like grade-inflation. Word inflation ... Bigger and better. Good greater greatest totally great. Hyperbolic and hyperbolicker. Like grade-inflation.
David Foster Wallace quotes: Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still. Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still.
David Foster Wallace quotes: God - unless you're Charlton Heston, or unhinged, or both - speaks and acts entirely through the vehicle of human beings, if there is a God. God - unless you're Charlton Heston, or unhinged, or both - speaks and acts entirely through the vehicle of human beings, if there is a God.
David Foster Wallace quotes: I love the way you love, but I hate the way I'm supposed to love you back. I love the way you love, but I hate the way I'm supposed to love you back.
David Foster Wallace quotes: I am not what you see and hear. I am not what you see and hear.
David Foster Wallace quotes: There's good self-consciousness, and then there's toxic, paralyzing, raped-by-psychic-Bedouins self-consciousness. There's good self-consciousness, and then there's toxic, paralyzing, raped-by-psychic-Bedouins self-consciousness.
David Foster Wallace quotes: I have filled 3 Mead notebooks trying to figure out whether it was Them or Just Me. I have filled 3 Mead notebooks trying to figure out whether it was Them or Just Me.
David Foster Wallace quotes: The difference between homicide and suicide is mostly a matter of where you perceive the door top to the cage to be. The difference between homicide and suicide is mostly a matter of where you perceive the door top to the cage to be.
David Foster Wallace quotes: (on Updike) Has the son of a bitch ever had one unpublished thought? (on Updike) Has the son of a bitch ever had one unpublished thought?
David Foster Wallace quotes: There are secrets within secrets, thoughalways. There are secrets within secrets, though
always.
David Foster Wallace quotes: She regarded the things that were important to me as her enemy, not realizing that they were, in fact, the "me" she seemed so jealously to covet. She regarded the things that were important to me as her enemy, not realizing that they were, in fact, the "me" she seemed so jealously to covet.
David Foster Wallace quotes: Yes, I'm paranoid - but am I paranoid enough? Yes, I'm paranoid - but am I paranoid enough?
David Foster Wallace quotes: Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you. Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.
David Foster Wallace quotes: The air-conditioning was more like a vague gesture toward the abstract idea of air-conditioning. The air-conditioning was more like a vague gesture toward the abstract idea of air-conditioning.
David Foster Wallace quotes: How odd I can have all this inside me and to you it's just words. How odd I can have all this inside me and to you it's just words.
David Foster Wallace quotes: Pleasure becomes a value, a teleological end in itself. It's probably more Western than U.S. per se. Pleasure becomes a value, a teleological end in itself. It's probably more Western than U.S. per se.
David Foster Wallace quotes: The happy pleasure of the person alone, yes? The happy pleasure of the person alone, yes?
David Foster Wallace quotes: I am about art here, not simple reproduction. I am about art here, not simple reproduction.
David Foster Wallace quotes: Nothing from nature is good or bad. Natural things just are ... Nothing from nature is good or bad. Natural things just are ...
David Foster Wallace quotes: I'd tell you all you want and more, if the sounds I made could be what you hear I'd tell you all you want and more, if the sounds I made could be what you hear
David Foster Wallace quotes: The kid has no idea he even knows something's wrong The kid has no idea he even knows something's wrong
David Foster Wallace quotes: every failure is also a victory. every failure is also a victory.
David Foster Wallace quotes: Hell hath no fury like a coolly received postmodernist. Hell hath no fury like a coolly received postmodernist.
David Foster Wallace quotes: Sarcasm and jokes were often the bottle in which clinical depressives sent out their most plangent screams for someone to care and help them. Sarcasm and jokes were often the bottle in which clinical depressives sent out their most plangent screams for someone to care and help them.
David Foster Wallace quotes: She had a brainy girls discomfort about her own beauty and its effects on folks. She had a brainy girls discomfort about her own beauty and its effects on folks.
David Foster Wallace quotes: really do do this, really do do this,
David Foster Wallace quotes: There's been time this whole time. You can't kill time with your heart. Everything takes time. There's been time this whole time. You can't kill time with your heart. Everything takes time.
David Foster Wallace quotes: You have wondered perhaps, why all real accountants wear hats? They are today's cowboys You have wondered perhaps, why all real accountants wear hats? They are today's cowboys
David Foster Wallace quotes: And so but anyway And so but anyway
David Foster Wallace quotes: Life is essentially one long search for an ashtray. Life is essentially one long search for an ashtray.
David Foster Wallace quotes: What TV is extremely good at - and realize that this is "all it does" - is discerning what large numbers of people think they want, and supplying it. What TV is extremely good at - and realize that this is "all it does" - is discerning what large numbers of people think they want, and supplying it.
David Foster Wallace quotes: What's unendurable is what his own head could make of it all. What his head could report to him, looking over and ahead and reporting. What's unendurable is what his own head could make of it all. What his head could report to him, looking over and ahead and reporting.
David Foster Wallace quotes: in winter's watered-down light - just in winter's watered-down light - just
David Foster Wallace quotes: Quentin Tarantino is interested in watching somebody's ear getting cut off; David Lynch is interested in the ear. Quentin Tarantino is interested in watching somebody's ear getting cut off; David Lynch is interested in the ear.
David Foster Wallace quotes: I am not what you see and hear. -Hal I am not what you see and hear. -Hal
David Foster Wallace quotes: The sun would leave my sky if I couldn't assume you'd simply come and tell me you were sad. The sun would leave my sky if I couldn't assume you'd simply come and tell me you were sad.
David Foster Wallace quotes: I knew my limitations and the limitations of the courts I played on, and adjusted thusly. I was at my best in bad conditions. I knew my limitations and the limitations of the courts I played on, and adjusted thusly. I was at my best in bad conditions.
David Foster Wallace quotes: You know those mass-market cartridges, for the masses? The ones that are so bad they're somehow perversely good? This was worse than that. You know those mass-market cartridges, for the masses? The ones that are so bad they're somehow perversely good? This was worse than that.