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The Pale King by David Foster Wallace
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Jun 13, 12

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David Foster Wallace
“Hear this or not, as you will. Learn it now, or later -- the world has time. Routine, repetition, tedium, monotony, ephemeracy, inconsequence, abstraction, disorder, boredom, angst, ennui -- these are the true hero's enemies, and make no mistake, they are fearsome indeed. For they are real.”
David Foster Wallace, The Pale King

David Foster Wallace
“To be, in a word, unborable.... It is the key to modern life. If you are immune to boredom, there is literally nothing you cannot accomplish”
David Foster Wallace, The Pale King

David Foster Wallace
“Every love story is a ghost story.”
David Foster Wallace, The Pale King

David Foster Wallace
“Abstruse dullness is actually a much more effective shield than is secrecy. For the great disadvantage of secrecy is that it’s interesting.”
David Foster Wallace, The Pale King

David Foster Wallace
“We are not dead but asleep, dreaming of ourselves.”
David Foster Wallace, The Pale King

David Foster Wallace
“What if the preacher or father’s saying ‘Someone here’s lost and hopeless’ was tantamount to those Sun-Times horoscopes that are specially designed to be so universally obvious that they always give their horoscope readers that special eerie feeling of particularity and insight, exploiting the psychological fact that most people are narcissistic and prone to the illusion that they and their problems are uniquely special and that if they’re feeling a certain way then surely they’re the only person who is feeling like that.”
David Foster Wallace, The Pale King

David Foster Wallace
“Author here.”
David Foster Wallace, The Pale King


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