Dystopian Author Quotes

May 13, 2020
Loving someone always requires you to not love others.

Koushun Takami Dystopian Author Quotes#1

Koushun Takami Loving someone always requires you to not love others.
May 7, 2020
No one can call themselves a writer until he or she has written at least fifty stories.

David Foster Wallace Dystopian Author Quotes#86

David Foster Wallace No one can call themselves a writer until he or she has written at least fifty stories.
May 7, 2020
You have a great deal of yourself on the line, writing- your vanity is at stake. You discover a tricky thing about fiction writing; a certain amount of vanity is necessary to be able to do it all, but any vanity above that certain amount is lethal.

David Foster Wallace Dystopian Author Quotes#85

David Foster Wallace You have a great deal of yourself on the line, writing- your vanity is at stake. You discover a tricky thing about fiction […]
May 7, 2020
Some words have to be explicitly uttered, Lenore. Only by actually uttering certain words does one really DO what one SAYS. 'Love' is one of those words, performative words. Some words can literally make things real.

David Foster Wallace Dystopian Author Quotes#84

David Foster Wallace Some words have to be explicitly uttered, Lenore. Only by actually uttering certain words does one really DO what one SAYS. ‘Love’ is […]
May 7, 2020
Of course, the fact that Dostoevsky can tell a juicy story isn't enough to make him great. If it were, Judith Krantz and John Grisham would be great fiction writers, and by any but the most commercial standards they're not even very good.

David Foster Wallace Dystopian Author Quotes#83

David Foster Wallace Of course, the fact that Dostoevsky can tell a juicy story isn’t enough to make him great. If it were, Judith Krantz and […]
May 7, 2020
God, what a ghastly enterprise to be in, though-and what an odd way to achieve success. I'm an exhibitionist who wants to hide, but is unsuccessful at hiding; therefore, somehow I succeed.

David Foster Wallace Dystopian Author Quotes#82

David Foster Wallace God, what a ghastly enterprise to be in, though-and what an odd way to achieve success. I’m an exhibitionist who wants to hide, […]
May 7, 2020
One paradox of professional writing is that books written solely for money and/or acclaim will almost never be good enough to garner either.

David Foster Wallace Dystopian Author Quotes#81

David Foster Wallace One paradox of professional writing is that books written solely for money and/or acclaim will almost never be good enough to garner either.
May 7, 2020
We will, of course, without hesitation use art to parody, ridicule, debunk, or criticize ideologies.

David Foster Wallace Dystopian Author Quotes#80

David Foster Wallace We will, of course, without hesitation use art to parody, ridicule, debunk, or criticize ideologies.
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 […]
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