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David Rakoff quotes: It seems frankly remarkable that anyone anywhere ever attempted anything. It seems frankly remarkable that anyone anywhere ever attempted anything.
David Rakoff quotes: There is nothing so cleansing or reassuring as a vicarious sadness. There is nothing so cleansing or reassuring as a vicarious sadness.
David Rakoff quotes: My salvation lies in time spent alone with an X-Acto knife and commercial-grade adhesive. My salvation lies in time spent alone with an X-Acto knife and commercial-grade adhesive.
David Rakoff quotes: Youth is not wasted on the young, it is perpetrated on the young. Youth is not wasted on the young, it is perpetrated on the young.
David Rakoff quotes: I find writing extraordinarily difficult and not very pleasurable, though I find having done it very pleasurable. I won't lie about that. I find writing extraordinarily difficult and not very pleasurable, though I find having done it very pleasurable. I won't lie about that.
David Rakoff quotes: We're creatures of contact regardless of whether/ we kiss or we wound. Still, we must come together. We're creatures of contact regardless of whether/ we kiss or we wound. Still, we must come together.
David Rakoff quotes: Writing is like pulling teeth.From my dick. Writing is like pulling teeth.
From my dick.
David Rakoff quotes: Altruism is innate, but it's not instinctual. Everybody's wired for it, but a switch has to be flipped. Altruism is innate, but it's not instinctual. Everybody's wired for it, but a switch has to be flipped.
David Rakoff quotes: Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. Well, of course not Adam and Steve. Never Adam and Steve. It's Adam and Steven. Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve. Well, of course not Adam and Steve. Never Adam and Steve. It's Adam and Steven.
David Rakoff quotes: In the window, I fantasize ... about providing grown-ups and children alike with the greatest gift of all: insight ... In the window, I fantasize ... about providing grown-ups and children alike with the greatest gift of all: insight ...
David Rakoff quotes: We have become an army of multiply chemically sensitive, high-maintenance princesses trying to make our way through a world full of irksome peas. We have become an army of multiply chemically sensitive, high-maintenance princesses trying to make our way through a world full of irksome peas.
David Rakoff quotes: I had a tumor. But it was great. I had a tumor. But it was great.
David Rakoff quotes: No secrets, no longing, no desperate hopingJust reach out and grab from a world cracked open. No secrets, no longing, no desperate hoping
Just reach out and grab from a world cracked open.
David Rakoff quotes: Not being funny doesn't make you a bad person. Not having a sense of humor does. Not being funny doesn't make you a bad person. Not having a sense of humor does.
David Rakoff quotes: Those weeks before diagnosis can be among the most torturous times. There is a reason you're called a patient once the plastic bracelet goes on. Those weeks before diagnosis can be among the most torturous times. There is a reason you're called a patient once the plastic bracelet goes on.
David Rakoff quotes: Artists are artists whether they produce or not. None of it requires much more than hanging out. Artists are artists whether they produce or not. None of it requires much more than hanging out.
David Rakoff quotes: I can see a great beauty in acknowledging the fact that the world is dark. I can see a great beauty in acknowledging the fact that the world is dark.
David Rakoff quotes: I am neither spontaneous nor ready for anything. I am neither spontaneous nor ready for anything.
David Rakoff quotes: Everyone I vote for never wins. Welcome to America. Everyone I vote for never wins. Welcome to America.
David Rakoff quotes: A half roll of Life Savers fused to the pockets,And in yet another, a lone unwrapped mintHad bundled itself in a stole of gray lint. A half roll of Life Savers fused to the pockets,
And in yet another, a lone unwrapped mint
Had bundled itself in a stole of gray lint.
David Rakoff quotes: One day reach idealization;after all, it's the journey, not the destination. One day reach idealization;
after all, it's the journey, not the destination.
David Rakoff quotes: I am going to the bad place, as is my wont. I am going to the bad place, as is my wont.
David Rakoff quotes: Without the work, there is nothing. Without the work, there is nothing.
David Rakoff quotes: I have managed to establish an identity that is based on my internal self, and for that I feel tremendously lucky. I have managed to establish an identity that is based on my internal self, and for that I feel tremendously lucky.
David Rakoff quotes: Maybe there is some solace to be derived in that: bacchanal or funeral, after enough time, the detritus looks the same. Maybe there is some solace to be derived in that: bacchanal or funeral, after enough time, the detritus looks the same.
David Rakoff quotes: One, two, three, four, we don't want your fuckin' laws of thermodynamics! One, two, three, four, we don't want your fuckin' laws of thermodynamics!
David Rakoff quotes: One day Satan himself visits, along with his great-grandmother - who is, not surprisingly, a total fucking bitch. One day Satan himself visits, along with his great-grandmother - who is, not surprisingly, a total fucking bitch.
David Rakoff quotes: I will forever be grateful to my oncologist for opening the door and saying, 'Damn it, the tumor's 10 percent bigger,' before he even said hello. I will forever be grateful to my oncologist for opening the door and saying, 'Damn it, the tumor's 10 percent bigger,' before he even said hello.
David Rakoff quotes: Childrens ilogic can be an exquisitelystructured mistake. Childrens ilogic can be an exquisitely
structured mistake.
David Rakoff quotes: Why not be a communist, she thinks, if it means that kind of belonging? Why not be a communist, she thinks, if it means that kind of belonging?
David Rakoff quotes: I am the world's worst reporter. I am apt to try too hard to help rather than just document my subjects. I am the world's worst reporter. I am apt to try too hard to help rather than just document my subjects.
David Rakoff quotes: It bears repeating a third time: Not being funny doesn't make you a bad person. Not having a sense of humour does. It bears repeating a third time: Not being funny doesn't make you a bad person. Not having a sense of humour does.
David Rakoff quotes: I do not go outdoors ... As far as I'm concerned, the whole point of living in New York City is indoors. You want greenery? Order the spinach. I do not go outdoors ... As far as I'm concerned, the whole point of living in New York City is indoors. You want greenery? Order the spinach.
David Rakoff quotes: Arts and crafts, or getting to be in a play with people, or making a little short film, that's pure sugar, because the stakes are so low. Arts and crafts, or getting to be in a play with people, or making a little short film, that's pure sugar, because the stakes are so low.
David Rakoff quotes: I cannot escape the feeling that I was, at best, a cancer tourist, that my survival means I dabbled. I cannot escape the feeling that I was, at best, a cancer tourist, that my survival means I dabbled.