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David Foster Wallace Quotes

David Foster Wallace Quote: “How odd I can have all this inside me and to you it’s just words.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “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 Quote: “You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “Everything I’ve ever let go of has claw marks on it.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “Stay conscious and alive, day in and day out.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “Every love story is a ghost story.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “Good writing isn’t a science. It’s an art, and the horizon is infinite. You can always get better.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “You get to consciously decide what has meaning and what doesn’t. You get to decide what to worship.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “I wish you way more than luck.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “No single, individual moment is in and of itself unendurable.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “True heroism is minutes, hours, weeks, year upon year of the quiet, precise, judicious exercise of probity and care – with no one there to see or cheer. This is the world.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “If your fidelity to perfectionism is too high, you never do anything.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “Fiction is one of the few experiences where loneliness can be both confronted and relieved.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “Good fiction’s job is to comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “I’ll say God seems to have a kind of laid-back management style I’m not crazy about. I’m pretty much anti-death. God looks by all accounts to be pro-death. I’m not seeing how we can get together on this issue, he and I...”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “In the day-to-day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “What the really great artists do is they’re entirely themselves. They’re entirely themselves, they’ve got their own vision, they have their own way of fracturing reality, and if it’s authentic and true, you will feel it in your nerve endings.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “Entertainment provides relief. Art provokes engagement.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “Look, man, we’d probably most of us agree that these are dark times, and stupid ones, but do we need fiction that does nothing but dramatize how dark and stupid everything is?”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “There is no hatred in my love for you. Only a sadness I feel all the more strongly for my inability to explain or describe it.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “Acceptance is usually more a matter of fatigue than anything else.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “So yo then man what’s your story?”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “Mediocrity is contextual.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “What goes on inside is just too fast and huge and all interconnected for words to do more than barely sketch the outlines of at most one tiny little part of it at any given instant.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “We’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?”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “I’d tell you all you want and more, if the sounds I made could be what you hear.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “It means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “Worship power-you will feel weak and afraid, and you will need ever ore power over others to keep the fear at bay. Worship your intellect, being seen as smart-you will end up feeling stupid, a fraud, always on the verge of being found out.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “Perhaps this is what it means to go mad: to be emptied and to be aware of the emptiness.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “Lucky people develop a relationship with a certain kind of art that becomes spiritual, almost religious, and doesn’t mean, you know, church stuff, but it means you’re just never the same.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “I don’t want to hurt myself. I want to stop hurting.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “The depressed person was in terrible and unceasing pain, and the impossibility of sharing or articulating this pain was itself a component of the pain and a contributing factor in its essential horror.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “The fun of reading as “an exchange between consciousnesses, a way for human beings to talk to each other about stuff we can’t normally talk about.””
David Foster Wallace Quote: “Stated as an English sentence, of course, this is just a banal platitude-but the fact is that, in the day-to-day trenches of adult existence, banal platitudes can have life-or-death importance. That may sound like hyperbole, or abstract nonsense.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “My personal belief is that because technology and economic logic has gotten so sophisticated, cruelties can be perpetrated now that would have been unimaginable two or three hundred years ago.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “Please learn the pragmatics of expressing fear: sometimes words that seem to express really invoke. This can be tricky.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “We are not dead but asleep, dreaming of ourselves.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “Fiction is about what it is to be a human being.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “It’s weird to feel like you miss someone you’re not even sure you know.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “I am not what you see and hear. -Hal.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “Truly decent, innocent people can be taxing to be around.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “There is such a thing as raw, unalloyed, agendaless kindness.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “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 Quote: “Everything in my own immediate experience supports my deep belief that I am the absolute center of the universe, the realest, most vivid and important person in existence.”
David Foster Wallace Quote: “In 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.”
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