Wallace Quotes

"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
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"Everything I've ever l...

"Everything I've ever let go of has claw marks on it." - David Foster Wallace
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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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โ€œThe most beautiful thing in...

โ€œThe most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.โ€ โ€” Wallace Stevens
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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
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โ€œListen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don't...

โ€œListen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don't listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won't tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff.โ€ -Catherine M. Wallace
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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
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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
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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
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โ€œThe poet looks at the worl...

โ€œThe poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a beautiful woman.โ€ -Wallace Stevens
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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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"There's a lot of na...

"There's a lot of narcissism in self-hatred." - David Foster Wallace
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" FREEEEEEEEEDOOOO...

" FREEEEEEEEEDOOOOOOOOOOMM !! " - William Wallace, Braveheart
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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
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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
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โ€œMediocrity is ...

โ€œMediocrity is contextual.โ€ โ€• David Foster Wallace.
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No matter how out-of-control the climate system seems with its roiling ...

No matter how out-of-control the climate system seems with its roiling typhoons, unprecedented famines and heat waves, refugee crises and climate conflicts we are all its authors. And still writing - David Wallace Wells
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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€œThe truth will set you fre...

โ€œThe truth will set you free. But not until itโ€™s finished with youโ€ David Foster Wallace
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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
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โ€œIt is named the 'W...

โ€œIt is named the 'Web' for good reason.โ€ โ€• David Foster Wallace
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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
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"I try to look for goodness eve...

"I try to look for goodness even when I see bad" - Evan Sewell Wallace, aka E-Dubble (in What It Do)
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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
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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]
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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
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"Fictionโ€™s about what it...

"Fictionโ€™s about what it is to be a fucking human being" ~ David Foster Wallace
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"Every man dies. N...

"Every man dies. Not every man really lives." -William Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jul 01
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"I cannot be a traitor, for I owe him no allegi...

"I cannot be a traitor, for I owe him no allegiance. [...] To the other points whereof I am accussed, I freely confess them all." - William Wallace
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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
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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
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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
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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
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"The American fascists are most easily rec...

"The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact." - Vice President Henry A. Wallace
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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
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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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โ€œWhat will you ...

โ€œWhat will you do without freedom?โ€ -William Wallace
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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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"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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"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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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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The most beautiful thing in...

The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself - Wallace Stevens
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Nov 22
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"The most beautiful thing in...

"The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself." - Wallace Stevens
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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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"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
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"Every man dies. No...

"Every man dies. Not every man really lives." -- William Wallace
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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
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"Everything I've ever le...

"Everything I've ever let go of has claw marks on it." -- David Foster Wallace
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'Every man dies, no...

'Every man dies, not every man really lives.' - William Wallace
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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
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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
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"An intellectual is someone w...

"An intellectual is someone who has found something more interesting than sex." Edgar Wallace
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Nov 19
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The people of the world must see that there is another America than this...

The people of the world must see that there is another America than this Truman-led, Wall Street-dominated, military-backed group that is blackening the name of democracy all over the world. - Henry Wallace, early Cold War
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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 American fascist would prefer not to ...

"The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information." - Henry Wallace
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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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"Everything takes time. Bees...

"Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still." - David Foster Wallace
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