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David Foster Wallace
“How odd I can have all this inside me and to you it’s just words.”
David Foster Wallace, The Pale King

Jonathan Franzen
“But the first lesson reading teaches is how to be alone.”
Jonathan Franzen, How to Be Alone

Ben Lerner
“Shaving is a way to start the workday by ritually not cutting your throat when you’ve the chance.”
Ben Lerner, 10:04

David Foster Wallace
“You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.”
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

Michael Chabon
“I smoked and looked down at the bottom of Pittsburgh for a little while, watching the kids playing tiny baseball, the distant figures of dogs snatching at a little passing car, a miniature housewife on her back porch shaking out a snippet of red rug, and I made a sudden, frightened vow never to become that small, and to devote myself to getting bigger and bigger and bigger.”
Michael Chabon, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

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