Here are a handful of quotes from David Foster Wallace, followed by a fantastic article:
"Fiction writing's lonely in a way most people misunderstand. It's yourself you have to be estranged from, really, to work."
"You'll worry less about what people think about you when you realize how seldom they do."5
"And I'm not saying that television is vulgar and dumb because the people who compose the Audience are vulgar and dumb. Television is the way it is simply because people tend to be extremely similar in their vulgar and prurient and dumb interests and wildly different in their refined and aesthetic and noble interests."7
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