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It is not the least bit coincidental that adults who commit suicide with firearms nearly always shoot themselves in...the head. And the truth is that most of these suicides are actually dead long before they pull the trigger.


David Foster Wallace

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The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, ...
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One of the things that makes Wittgenstein a real artist to me is that he realized that no conclusion...
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My chest bumps like a dryer with shoes in it.
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Because we’ve been lied to and lied to, and it hurts to be lied to. It’s ultimately just about t...
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Why do prostitutes when they get straight always try and get so prim? It's like long-repressed libra...
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...you are excused from doing the work of constructing the fantasy. The ads do it for you. The ads, ...
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Nel tennis il vero avversario, la frontiera che include, è il giocatore stesso. C'è sempre e solo ...
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Trying to be anti-cool is just one exponent off trying to be cool -- it's the same beast.
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You want to know the story? I'd be happy to tell you. I think I have just enough caloric energy stor...
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And I was -- this is just how I was afraid you'd take it. I knew it, that you'd think this means you...
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This is the kind of paradox, I think, of what it is to be a halfway intelligent American right now, ...
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I am about art here, not simple reproduction.
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I'm not saying that television is vulgar and dumb because the people who compose the Audience are vu...
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She smelled of talcum powder and Big Red.
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The almost-35-year-old Terry Schmidt had very nearly nothing left anymore of the delusion that he di...
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-when he thinks of the starry-eyed puerility and narcissism of these fantasies now, a rough decade l...
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When he smoked marijuana he tended to masterbate a great deal.
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We're kind of wishing some parents would come back. And of course we're uneasy about the fac...
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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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This is nourishing, redemptive; we become less alone inside.
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You don’t have to think very hard to realize that our dread of both relationships and loneliness ...
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But most days, if you're aware enough to give yourself a choice, you can choose to look differently ...
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Everything in my own immediate experience supports my deep belief that I am the absolute center of t...
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The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, ...
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The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.
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The great myth is that the bad ones don't last long.
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It did what all ads are supposed to do: create an anxiety relievable by purchase.
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Mario, what do you get when you cross an insomniac, an unwilling agnostic and a dyslexic?"

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Lonely people tend, rather, to be lonely because they decline to bear the psychic costs of being aro...
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This might be one way to start talking about differences between the early postmodern writers of the...
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The problem is that once the rules of art are debunked, and once the unpleasant realities the irony ...
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What TV is extremely good at - and realize that this is 'all it does' - is discerning what l...
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it turned out that there was something terribly stressful about visual telephone interfaces that had...
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He said he didn’t think Lenore should go to the G.O.D.
"Nobody ever finds anybody in a place ...
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What passes for hip cynical transcendence of sentiment is really some kind of fear of being really h...
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You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom t...
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It’s of some interest that the lively arts of the millenial U.S.A. treat anhedonia and internal em...
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Mary had a little lamb, its fleece electrostatic / And everywhere Mary went, the lights became errat...
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I'll say God seems to have a kind of laid-back management style I'm not crazy about. I'm pretty much...
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You can be shaped, or you can be broken. There is not much in between. Try to learn. Be coachable. T...
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...logical validity is not a guarantee of truth.
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When a solipsist dies ... everything goes with him.
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An ad that pretends to be art is -- at absolute best -- like somebody who smiles warmly at you only ...
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At least part of the reason I am a SNOOT is that for years my mom brainwashed us in all sort of subt...
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It now lately sometimes seemed a black miracle to me that people could actually care deeply about a ...
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If you worship money and things — if they are where you tap real meaning in life — then you will...
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Every love story is a ghost story.
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Ortho Stice played with a kind of rigid, liquid grace, like a panther in a back-brace.
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Almost anyone who loves tennis and follows the men’s tour on television has, over the last few yea...
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Life is like tennis. Those who serve best usually win.
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shall I spend much of your time pointing out the degree to which televisual values influence the con...
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One of the few things I still miss from my Midwest childhood was this weird, deluded but unshakable ...
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From the line, watching, three things are striking: (a) what on TV is a brisk crack is here a whoomi...
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I have felt as bleak as I've felt since puberty, and have filled almost three Mead notebooks trying ...
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I think TV promulgates the idea that good art is just art which makes people like and depend on the ...
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There's a grosser irony about Politically Correct English. This is that PCE purports to be the diale...
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...we live in an era of terrible preoccupation with presentation and interpretation, one in which re...
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When I say or write something, there are actually a whole lot of different things I am communicating...
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The older Mario gets, the more confused he gets about the fact that everyone at E.T.A. over the age ...
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What goes on inside is just too fast and huge and all interconnected for words to do more than barel...
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The great thing about irony is that it splits things apart, gets up above them so we can see the fla...
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When something large and oncoming passed, the windshield's big rectangle was for a moment incandesce...
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