David Foster Wallace Quotes


9 David Foster Wallace quotes:



"Fiction's about what it is to be a human being."
"Rap's conscious response to the poverty and oppression of U.S. blacks is like some hideous parody of sixties black pride."
"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?"
"The reader becomes God, for all textual purposes. I see your eyes glazing over, so I'll hush."
"This diagnosis can be done in about two lines. It doesn't engage anybody."
"This might be one way to start talking about differences between the early postmodern writers of the fifties and sixties and their contemporary descendants."
"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."
"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?"
"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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