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David Foster Wallace Quotes: "The assumption that you everyone else is like you. That you are the world. The disease of consumer capitalism. The complacent solipsism."

The assumption that you everyone else is like you. That you are the world. The disease of consumer capitalism. The complacent solipsism.




David Foster Wallace Quotes: "a manual for how to build a mentally ill child"

a manual for how to build a mentally ill child



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "Commercial comedy's often set up to feature an ironist makingdevastating sport of someone who's naive or sentimental or pretentious orpompous."

Commercial comedy's often set up to feature an ironist makingdevastating sport of someone who's naive or sentimental or pretentious orpompous.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "It's no accident that in a bureaucracy getting fired is called 'termination, ' as in ontological erasure."

It's no accident that in a bureaucracy getting fired is called 'termination, ' as in ontological erasure.




David Foster Wallace Quotes: "For reasons that are not well understood, war's codes are safer for most of us than love's."

For reasons that are not well understood, war's codes are safer for most of us than love's.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "How is there freedom to choose if one does not learn how to choose?"

How is there freedom to choose if one does not learn how to choose?



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "[T]o really try to be informed and literate today is to feel stupid nearly all the time, and to need help."

[T]o really try to be informed and literate today is to feel stupid nearly all the time, and to need help.




David Foster Wallace Quotes: "For me, boviscopophobia (=the morbid fear of being seen as bovine) is an even stronger motive than semi-agoraphobia for staying on the ship when we're in port."

For me, boviscopophobia (=the morbid fear of being seen as bovine) is an even stronger motive than semi-agoraphobia for staying on the ship when we're in port.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "She smelled of talcum powder and Big Red."

She smelled of talcum powder and Big Red.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "Think of the old cliché about the mind being 'an excellent servant but a terrible master'. This, like many clichés, so lame & banal on the surface, actually expresses a great & terrible truth."

Think of the old cliché about the mind being 'an excellent servant but a terrible master'. This, like many clichés, so lame & banal on the surface, actually expresses a great & terrible truth.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "I never, even for a moment, doubted what they’d told me. This is why it is that adults and even parents can, unwittingly, be cruel: they cannot imagine doubt’s complete absence. They have forgotten."

I never, even for a moment, doubted what they’d told me. This is why it is that adults and even parents can, unwittingly, be cruel: they cannot imagine doubt’s complete absence. They have forgotten.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "Talent is its own expectation, Jim: you either live up to it or it waves a hankie, receding forever."

Talent is its own expectation, Jim: you either live up to it or it waves a hankie, receding forever.




David Foster Wallace Quotes: "There are very few innocent sentences in writing."

There are very few innocent sentences in writing.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "This appetite to choose death by pleasure if it is available to choose - this appetite of your people unable to choose appetites, this is the death."

This appetite to choose death by pleasure if it is available to choose - this appetite of your people unable to choose appetites, this is the death.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "I think I was very often bored as a child, but boredom is not what I knew it as—what I knew was that I worried a lot"

I think I was very often bored as a child, but boredom is not what I knew it as—what I knew was that I worried a lot



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "And it never even occurs to them their certainty that they are different is what makes them the same."

And it never even occurs to them their certainty that they are different is what makes them the same.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "David Foster Wallace: Because I'd like to be the sort of person who can enjoy things at the time instead of having to go back in my head and enjoy them then."

David Foster Wallace: Because I'd like to be the sort of person who can enjoy things at the time instead of having to go back in my head and enjoy them then.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "His parents’ pregnancies must have been all-out chromosomatic war"

His parents’ pregnancies must have been all-out chromosomatic war



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "This is why they started us here so young: to give ourselves away before the age when the questions 'why' and 'to what' grow real beaks and claws."

This is why they started us here so young: to give ourselves away before the age when the questions 'why' and 'to what' grow real beaks and claws.



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: "A novelist has to know enough about a subject to fool the passenger next to him on an airplane."

A novelist has to know enough about a subject to fool the passenger next to him on an airplane.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "If an art form is marginalized it's because it's not speaking to people."

If an art form is marginalized it's because it's not speaking to people.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "There is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard's vote."

There is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard's vote.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "The great thing about irony is that it splits things apart, gets up above them so we can see the flaws and hypocrisies and duplicates."

The great thing about irony is that it splits things apart, gets up above them so we can see the flaws and hypocrisies and duplicates.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "To experience commitment as the loss of options, a type of death, the death of childhood's limitless possibility, of the flattery of choice without duress-this will happen, mark me. Childhood's end."

To experience commitment as the loss of options, a type of death, the death of childhood's limitless possibility, of the flattery of choice without duress-this will happen, mark me. Childhood's end.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "...having a lot of money does not immunize people from suffering or fear."

...having a lot of money does not immunize people from suffering or fear.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "The mother at thirty with face commencing to display the faint seams of the plan for the second face life had in store for her and which she feared would be her own mother’s"

The mother at thirty with face commencing to display the faint seams of the plan for the second face life had in store for her and which she feared would be her own mother’s



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "The integrity of my sleep has been forever compromised, sir."

The integrity of my sleep has been forever compromised, sir.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "Really good fiction could have as dark a worldview as it wished, but it'd find a way both to depict this world and to illuminate the possibilities for being alive and human i"

Really good fiction could have as dark a worldview as it wished, but it'd find a way both to depict this world and to illuminate the possibilities for being alive and human i



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "Grammar, he saw, was agreement, community, consensus."

Grammar, he saw, was agreement, community, consensus.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "Mary had a little lamb, its fleece electrostatic / And everywhere Mary went, the lights became erratic."

Mary had a little lamb, its fleece electrostatic / And everywhere Mary went, the lights became erratic.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "The parts of me that used to think I was different or smarter or whatever, almost made me die."

The parts of me that used to think I was different or smarter or whatever, almost made me die.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "You decide. You be the judge. It says You are welcome regardless of severity. Severity is in the eye of the sufferer, it says. Pain is pain."

You decide. You be the judge. It says You are welcome regardless of severity. Severity is in the eye of the sufferer, it says. Pain is pain.



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: "I do things like get in a taxi and say, "The library, and step on it."

I do things like get in a taxi and say, "The library, and step on it.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "Nuclear weapons and TV have simply intensified the consequences of our tendencies."

Nuclear weapons and TV have simply intensified the consequences of our tendencies.



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: "We are all dying to give our lives away to something, maybe. God or Satan, politics or grammar, topology or philately (...) To games or needles, to some other person."

We are all dying to give our lives away to something, maybe. God or Satan, politics or grammar, topology or philately (...) To games or needles, to some other person.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "We're all on each other's food chain. All of us. It's an individual sport. Welcome to the meaning of individual. We're each deeply alone here. It's what we all have in common, this aloneness."

We're all on each other's food chain. All of us. It's an individual sport. Welcome to the meaning of individual. We're each deeply alone here. It's what we all have in common, this aloneness.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "Your personal will is the web your disease sits and spins in. The will you call your own ceased to be yours as of who knows how many Substance-drenched years ago."

Your personal will is the web your disease sits and spins in. The will you call your own ceased to be yours as of who knows how many Substance-drenched years ago.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "People hate people, not freedom."

People hate people, not freedom.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "I guess a bit part of serious fiction’s purpose is to give the reader, who like all of us is sort of marooned in her own skull, to give her imaginative access to other selves."

I guess a bit part of serious fiction’s purpose is to give the reader, who like all of us is sort of marooned in her own skull, to give her imaginative access to other selves.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "It did what all ads are supposed to do: create an anxiety relievable by purchase."

It did what all ads are supposed to do: create an anxiety relievable by purchase.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "She was terrified of everything, and terrified to show it."

She was terrified of everything, and terrified to show it.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "I think the main function of contemporary irony is to protect thespeaker from being interpreted as naive or sentimental."

I think the main function of contemporary irony is to protect thespeaker from being interpreted as naive or sentimental.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "No one can call themselves a writer until he or she has written at least fifty stories."

No one can call themselves a writer until he or she has written at least fifty stories.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "I don't think irony's meant to synergize with anything as heartfelt assadness."

I don't think irony's meant to synergize with anything as heartfelt assadness.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "The worst thing about irony for me is that it attenuates emotion."

The worst thing about irony for me is that it attenuates emotion.



David Foster Wallace Quotes: "Be on guard. The road widens, and many of the detours are seductive."

Be on guard. The road widens, and many of the detours are seductive.