Facts about David Foster Wallace

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David Foster Wallace was a famous Writer from USA, who lived between February 21, 1962 and December 12, 2008. He/she became 46 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 26 quotes who is written / told by David.

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Famous quotes by David Foster Wallace (26)


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"We're kind of wishing some parents would come back. And of course we're uneasy about the fact that we wish they'd come back - I mean, what's wrong with us?"
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"Rap's conscious response to the poverty and oppression of U.S. blacks is like some hideous parody of sixties black pride"
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"One of the things that makes Wittgenstein a real artist to me is that he realized that no conclusion could be more horrible than solipsism"
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"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"
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"The reader becomes God, for all textual purposes. I see your eyes glazing over, so I'll hush"
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"The problem is that once the rules of art are debunked, and once the unpleasant realities the irony diagnoses are revealed and diagnosed, "then" what do we do?"
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"The other half is to dramatize the fact that we still "are" human beings, now. Or can be"
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"The interesting thing is why we're so desperate for this anesthetic against loneliness"
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"It seems important to find ways of reminding ourselves that most "familiarity" is meditated and delusive"
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"Pleasure becomes a value, a teleological end in itself. It's probably more Western than U.S. per se"
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"Nuclear weapons and TV have simply intensified the consequences of our tendencies, upped the stakes"
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"For these cultures, getting rid of the pain without addressing the deeper cause would be like shutting off a fire alarm while the fire's still going"
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"We're not keen on the idea of the story sharing its valence with the reader. But the reader's own life "outside" the story changes the story"
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"TV's "real" agenda is to be "liked," because if you like what you're seeing, you'll stay tuned. TV is completely unabashed about this; it's its sole raison"
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"This is so American, man: either make something your God and cosmos and then worship it, or else kill it"
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"It looks like you can write a minimalist piece without much bleeding. And you can. But not a good one"
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"I think TV promulgates the idea that good art is just art which makes people like and depend on the vehicle that brings them the art"
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"To be willing to sort of die in order to move the reader, somehow. Even now I'm scared about how sappy this'll look in print, saying this"
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"It can become an exercise in trying to get the reader to like and admire you instead of an exercise in creative art"
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"Fiction's about what it is to be a human being"
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"This might be one way to start talking about differences between the early postmodern writers of the fifties and sixties and their contemporary descendants"
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"This is nourishing, redemptive; we become less alone inside"
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"This diagnosis can be done in about two lines. It doesn't engage anybody"
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"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"
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"I often think I can see it in myself and in other young writers, this desperate desire to please coupled with a kind of hostility to the reader"
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"I just think that fiction that isn't exploring what it means to be human today isn't art"


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