David Foster Wallace Quotes

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A huge percentage of the stuff that I tend to be certain of is, it turns out, totally wrong and deluded.

— David Foster Wallace

In the day to day trenches of adult existence, banal platitudes can have a life or death importance.

— David Foster Wallace

Learning how to think really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think.

— David Foster Wallace

The most obvious, important realities are often the ones that are hardest to see and talk about.

— David Foster Wallace

The really important kind of freedom involves attention and awareness and discipline.

— David Foster Wallace

The really important kind of freedom involves being able truly to care about other people.

— David Foster Wallace

The whole trick is keeping the truth up front in daily consciousness.

— David Foster Wallace