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David Foster Wallace

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

— David Foster Wallace

#infinite-jest #books

The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.

— David Foster Wallace

#truth #freedom

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

— David Foster Wallace

#advertising #anxiety #advertising

There's good self-consciousness, and then there's toxic, paralyzing, raped-by-psychic-Bedouins self-consciousness.

— David Foster Wallace


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

— David Foster Wallace

#difference #individuality #isolation #suicide #individuality

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

#et-cetera-et-cetera #good-old-neon #beauty

Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still.

— David Foster Wallace

#impermanence #insight #mujo #philosophy #stillness

It's weird to feel like you miss someone you're not even sure you know.

— David Foster Wallace

#longing #weird

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

— David Foster Wallace


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

— David Foster Wallace

#mary-s-night-light #mutated-sheep #nonmetallic-conductivity #humor

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A filmed adaptation of Brief Interviews directed by John Krasinski was released in 2009 and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. When he experienced severe side effects from the medication Wallace attempted to wean himself from his primary antidepressant phenelzine. Wallace's mother Sally Foster Wallace attended graduate school in English Composition at the University of Illinois and became a professor of English at Parkland College—a community college in Champaign—where David Foster Wallace won a national Professor of the Year award in 1996.

With his suicide he left behind an unfiniDavid Foster Wallaced novel The Pale King which was subsequently publiDavid Foster Wallaced in 2011 and in 2012 was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Max Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story was publiDavid Foster Wallaced in September 2012. David Foster Wallace (February 21 1962 – September 12 2008) was an award-winning American novelist short story writer essayist and professor at Pomona College in Claremont California.

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