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"One of the real ways in which I have gott...

"One of the real ways in which I have gotten smarter is I don't think I'm that much smarter than other people" - David Foster Wallace
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โ€œLoneliness is not ...

โ€œLoneliness is not a function of solitudeโ€ - David Foster Wallace
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"Blind certainty, a close-mindedness that amount...

"Blind certainty, a close-mindedness that amounts to imprisonment so total that the prisoner doesn't even know he's locked up." - David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Mar 09
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"Everything I've ever l...

"Everything I've ever let go of has claw marks on it." - David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Feb 05
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"I think being shy basically means being self-...

"I think being shy basically means being self-absorbed to the extent that it makes it difficult to be around other people." - David Foster Wallace
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The truth will set you free....

The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you. - David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Nov 09
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โ€œEverything Iโ€™ve ever l...

โ€œEverything Iโ€™ve ever let go of has claw marks on it." - David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Oct 17
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โ€œYou will become way less concerned with what ...

โ€œYou will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.โ€ โ€•David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Sep 23
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"How odd I can have all this...

"How odd I can have all this inside me and to you itโ€™s just words." - David Foster Wallace
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"Worship power and you will feel weak and afraid, and you will need ever more power over...

"Worship power and you will feel weak and afraid, and you will need ever more power over others to keep the fear at bay. Worship your intellect, being seen as smart and you will end up feeling stupid, a fraud, always on the verge of being found out.โ€ -David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Sep 21
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"There's a lot of na...

"There's a lot of narcissism in self-hatred." - David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Aug 27
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How odd I can have all thi...

How odd I can have all this inside me and to you itโ€™s just words. David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Aug 18
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โ€œThe really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipli...

โ€œThe really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.โ€ - David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Sep 04
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"Hip cynical transcendence of senti...

"Hip cynical transcendence of sentiment is really some kind of fear of really being human" - David Foster Wallace
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โ€œMediocrity is ...

โ€œMediocrity is contextual.โ€ โ€• David Foster Wallace.
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โ€œThe truth will set you fre...

โ€œThe truth will set you free. But not until itโ€™s finished with youโ€ David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jun 08
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โ€œThe really important kind of freedom involves attention and awareness and di...

โ€œThe really important kind of freedom involves attention and awareness and discipline, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them over and over in myriad petty, unsexy ways every day.โ€ - David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ May 25
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โ€œIt is named the 'W...

โ€œIt is named the 'Web' for good reason.โ€ โ€• David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ May 24
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Everybody is identical in their secret unsp...

Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else. - David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Mar 29
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โ€œThe truth will set you free...

โ€œThe truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.โ€ -David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Dec 17
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"Logical validity is ...

"Logical validity is not a guarantee of truth." โ€” David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Mar 07
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โ€œHow odd I can have all this...

โ€œHow odd I can have all this inside me and to you itโ€™s just words.โ€ - David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ May 11
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โ€œYou will become way less concerned with what o...

โ€œYou will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.โ€ - David Foster Wallace [Infinite Jest]
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Sep 24
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"Fictionโ€™s about what it...

"Fictionโ€™s about what it is to be a fucking human being" ~ David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Dec 04
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โ€œThere is no such thing as not voting: you either vote ...

โ€œThere 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 diehardโ€™s vote.โ€ - David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Nov 06
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โ€œIn reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you eith...

โ€œIn reality, 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.โ€ - David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ May 23
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โ€œThe truth will set you free...

โ€œThe truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.โ€ โ€”David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jan 31
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โ€œHow odd I can have all thi...

โ€œHow odd I can have all this inside me and to you itโ€™s just words.โ€ -David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jan 20
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"How odd I can have all thi...

"How odd I can have all this inside me and to you itโ€™s just words" ~ David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Nov 04
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On insomnia: "You get someone who stays up all night t...

On insomnia: "You get someone who stays up all night torturing himself mentally over the question of whether or not there's a dog.โ€ โ€• David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ May 05
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โ€œYou will become way less concerned with what o...

โ€œYou will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.โ€ โ€• David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Feb 16
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"Everything I've ever l...

"Everything I've ever let go of has claw marks on it." - David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Mar 23
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โ€œThe truth will set you free...

โ€œThe truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.โ€ [David Foster Wallace]
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Dec 05
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"Everybody is identical in their secret unsp...

"Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everybody else." - David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Apr 23
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The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipli...

The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day. - David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Aug 18
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โ€œEverybody is identical in their secret uns...

โ€œEverybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else.โ€ -David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Sep 14
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"How odd I can have all of t...

"How odd I can have all of this inside me and to you it's just words"--David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Feb 06
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"This is so American, man: either make so...

"This is so American, man: either make something your God and cosmos and then worship it, or else kill it." - David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jan 04
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"Good fictionโ€™s job is to comfo...

"Good fictionโ€™s job is to comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.โ€ -David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jan 13
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On depression, from "Infinite Jest" ...

On depression, from "Infinite Jest" : "I don't want to hurt myself. I want to stop hurting." -David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Feb 20
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"Everything takes time. Bees...

"Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still." - David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Apr 17
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"Everything I've ever le...

"Everything I've ever let go of has claw marks on it." -- David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jan 08
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The most obvious, ubiquitous, important re...

The most obvious, ubiquitous, important realities are often the ones that are the hardest to see and talk about - David Foster Wallace
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If you're more interested in what you're saying...

If you're more interested in what you're saying than the person listening to you is, you're the definition of a boring person.โ€”David Foster Wallace
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"The truth will set you free...

"The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you." โ€“ David Foster Wallace
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"Am I a good person? Deep down, do I even really want to be a good person, or do I only want see...

"Am I a good person? Deep down, do I even really want to be a good person, or do I only want seem like a good person so that people (including myself) will approve of me? Is there a difference? How do I ever actually know whether I'm bullshitting myself, morally speaking? -David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Sep 25
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"How odd I can have all this...

"How odd I can have all this inside me and to you it's just words." - David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Feb 21
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"I do things like get in a taxi and...

"I do things like get in a taxi and say, 'The library, and step on it.'" - David Foster Wallace (Infinite Jest)
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Feb 24
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"Hip cynical transcendence of sentiment is really some kind of fear of being real...

"Hip cynical transcendence of sentiment is really some kind of fear of being really human, since to be really human [...] is probably to be unavoidably sentimental and naรฏve and goo-prone and generally pathetic.โ€ โ€• David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Oct 15
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"Often it's the simpler truths that carry you forward, and the complex truths that hold people ba...

"Often it's the simpler truths that carry you forward, and the complex truths that hold people back. If you can simplify what you're here for and who you want to be for people, you can achieve far more than if you insist that life is so complicated." โ€”D. T. Max, speaking about David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Oct 11
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"The really important kind of freedom involves attention and awareness and d...

"The really important kind of freedom involves attention and awareness and discipline, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them over and over in myriad petty, unsexy ways every day" -David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Mar 30
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"If your fidelity to perfecti...

"If your fidelity to perfectionism is too high, you never do anything." - David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Aug 25
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"The horrific struggle to establish a human self results in a self who...

"The horrific struggle to establish a human self results in a self whose humanity is inseparable from that horrific struggle. Our endless and impossible journey toward home is in fact our home." - David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Apr 24
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"That most substance-addicted people are also addicted to th...

"That most substance-addicted people are also addicted to thinking meaning they have a compulsive and unhealthy relationship with their own thinking. -David Foster Wallace (Infinite Jest)
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Mar 17
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โ€œWe're all lonely for something we don't know we're lonely for....

โ€œWe're all lonely for something we don't know we're lonely for. How else to explain the curious feeling that goes around feeling like missing somebody we've never even met?โ€ - David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jan 22
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"Everybody is identical in their secret uns...

"Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else." - David Foster Wallace
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"Blind certainty- a close-mindedness that amount...

"Blind certainty- a close-mindedness that amounts to an imprisonment so total that the prisoner doesn't even know he's locked up"- David Foster Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Apr 30
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