Dystopian Author Quotes

May 7, 2020
Like so many other nerdy, disaffected young people of that time, I dreamed of becoming an 'artist', i.e., somebody whose adult job was original and creative instead of tedious and dronelike.

David Foster Wallace Dystopian Author Quotes#79

David Foster Wallace Like so many other nerdy, disaffected young people of that time, I dreamed of becoming an ‘artist’, i.e., somebody whose adult job was […]
May 7, 2020
A novelist has to know enough about a subject to fool the passenger next to him on an airplane.

David Foster Wallace Dystopian Author Quotes#78

David Foster Wallace A novelist has to know enough about a subject to fool the passenger next to him on an airplane.
May 7, 2020
Writing fiction takes me out of time. I sit down and the clock will not exist for me for a few hours. That's probably as close to immortal as we'll ever get.

David Foster Wallace Dystopian Author Quotes#77

David Foster Wallace Dystopian Author Quotes#77 Writing fiction takes me out of time. I sit down and the clock will not exist for me for a […]
May 7, 2020
I read,' I say. 'I study and read. I bet I've read everything you've read. Don't think I haven't. I consume libraries. I wear out spines and ROM drives. I do things like get in a taxi and say, The library and step on it."

David Foster Wallace Dystopian Author Quotes#76

David Foster Wallace I read,’ I say. ‘I study and read. I bet I’ve read everything you’ve read. Don’t think I haven’t. I consume libraries. I […]
May 7, 2020
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 Dystopian Author Quotes#75

David Foster Wallace Lucky people develop a relationship with a certain kind of art that becomes spiritual, almost religious, and doesn’t mean, you know, church stuff, […]
May 7, 2020
But there are all different kinds of freedom, and the kind that is most precious you will not hear much talked about in the great outside world of winning and achieving and displaying.

David Foster Wallace Dystopian Author Quotes#74

David Foster Wallace But there are all different kinds of freedom, and the kind that is most precious you will not hear much talked about in […]
May 7, 2020
Say the whole point of love is to try to get your fingers through the holes in the lover's mask. To get some kind of hold on the mask, and who cares how you do it.

David Foster Wallace Dystopian Author Quotes#73

David Foster Wallace Say the whole point of love is to try to get your fingers through the holes in the lover’s mask. To get some […]
May 7, 2020
she committed suicide by putting her extremities down the garbage disposal-first one arm and then, kind of miraculously if you think about it, the other arm.

David Foster Wallace Dystopian Author Quotes#72

David Foster Wallace she committed suicide by putting her extremities down the garbage disposal-first one arm and then, kind of miraculously if you think about it, […]
May 7, 2020
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 Dystopian Author Quotes#71

David Foster Wallace True heroism is minutes, hours, weeks, year upon year of the quiet, precise, judicious exercise of probity and care-with no one there to […]