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David Foster Wallace on Writing, Death, and Redemption
David Foster Wallace on Writing, Death, and Redemption

“You don’t have to think very hard to realize that our dread of both relationships and loneliness … has to do with angst about death, the recognition that I’m going to die, and die very much alone, and the rest of the world is going to go merrily on without me.”

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David Foster Wallace on Ambition, Animated
David Foster Wallace on Ambition, Animated

“If your fidelity to perfectionism is too high, you never do anything.”

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The Nature of the Fun: David Foster Wallace on Why Writers Write
The Nature of the Fun: David Foster Wallace on Why Writers Write

“Fiction becomes a weird way to countenance yourself and to tell the truth instead of being a way to escape yourself or present yourself in a way you figure you will be maximally likable.”

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David Foster Wallace’s Timeless Graduation Speech on the Meaning of Life, Adapted in a Short Film
David Foster Wallace’s Timeless Graduation Speech on the Meaning of Life, Adapted in a Short Film

“The real value of a real education … has almost nothing to do with knowledge and everything to do with simple awareness.”

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Remembering Aaron Swartz: David Foster Wallace on the Meaning of Life
Remembering Aaron Swartz: David Foster Wallace on the Meaning of Life

“Worship your intellect, being seen as smart — you will end up feeling stupid, a fraud, always on the verge of being found out.”

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This Is Water: David Foster Wallace on Life
This Is Water: David Foster Wallace on Life

Revisiting the tragic literary hero’s only public insights on life.

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