Quotes of David Foster Wallace

“ To me, at least in retrospect, the really interesting question is why dullness proves to be such a powerful impediment to attention. Why we recoil from the dull. Maybe it’s because dullness is intrinsically painful; maybe that’s where phrases like ‘deadly dull’ or ‘excruciatingly dull’ come from. But there might be more to it. Maybe dullness is associated with psychic pain because something that’s dull or opaque fails to provide enough stimulation to distract people from some other, deeper type of pain that is always there, if only in an ambient, lowlevel way, and which most of us spend nearly all our time and energy trying to distract ourselves from feeling, or at least from feeling directly or with our full attention. Admittedly, the whole thing’s pretty confusing, and hard to talk about abstractly…but surely something must lie behind not just Muzak in dull or tedious places any more but now also actual TV in waiting rooms, supermarkets’ checkouts, airport gates, SUVs’ backseats. Walkman, iPods, BlackBerries, cell phones that attach to your head. This terror of silence with nothing diverting to do. I can’t think anyone really believes that today’s socalled ‘information society’ is just about information. Everyone knows it’s about something else, way down. ”

- David Foster Wallace

“ Friendship is the finest balm for the pangs of despised love. ”

- Jane Austen

“ Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone. ”

- Martina Navratilova

“ At the end of your life's journey, what do you want to say you did with your time? There is enough time if you choose to invest it in yourself. Inch by inch, day by day . . . make yourself a priority. ”

- Jackie Cantoni

“ Life is short. If you doubt me, ask a butterfly. Their average life span is a mere five to fourteen days. ”

- Ellen DeGeneres

“ If you want something you never had you have to do something you’ve never done. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love. ”

- Stevie Wonder

“ Sometimes rain of monsoon is not enough until love one is there. ”

- Vishal Kapadia

“ You said, 'I love you.' Why is it that the most unoriginal thing we can say to one another is still the thing we long to hear? 'I love you' is always a quotation. You did not say it first and neither did I, yet when you say it and when I say it we speak like savages who have found three words and worship them. ”

- Jeanette Winterson

“ No relationship is perfect, ever. There are always some ways you have to bend, to compromise, to give something up in order to gain something greater…The love we have for each other is bigger than these small differences. And that’s the key. It’s like a big pie chart, and the love in a relationship has to be the biggest piece. Love can make up for a lot. ”

- Sarah Dessen

“ Be uniquely you. Stand out. Shine. Be colorful. The world needs your prismatic soul! ”

- Amy Leigh Mercree

“ Neither seek nor avoid, take what comes. ”

- Swami Vivekananda

“ If conversation was the lyrics, laughter was the music, making time spent together a melody that could be replayed over and over without getting stale. ”

- Nicholas Sparks

“ You can discard most of the junk that clutters your mind – things that exist only there – and clear out space for yourself. ”

- Marcus Aurelius

“ No one feels strong when she examines her own weakness. But in facing weakness, you learn how much there is in you, and you find real strength. ”

- Pat Summitt

“ For what it's worth, I think happiness is a fleeting condition, not a permanent state of goddamn mind. I've learned that if you chase after moments of bliss here and there, sometimes those moments will sustain you through the shit. ”

- Tiffanie DeBartolo

“ Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way. ”

- St. Francis of Assisi

“ Love is not about Romance and sex It is All about feelings , care and respect for your love ”

- Saif Rehman

“ The mind can seek no greater good than wisdom, the heart can yearn for no higher strength than faith, and the soul can long for no purer virtue than love. ”

- Matshona Dhliwayo

“ If we’re going to kiss, it has to be bookworthy. ”

- Colleen Hoover

“ Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ Whether I retire to bed early or late, I rise with the sun. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ The goal is to create something so useful that people will have no choice but to tell their friends. ”

- Maxime Lagacé

“ Well, now If little by little you stop loving me I shall stop loving you Little by little If suddenly you forget me Do not look for me For I shall already have forgotten you If you think it long and mad the wind of banners that passes through my life And you decide to leave me at the shore of the heart where I have roots Remember That on that day, at that hour, I shall lift my arms And my roots will set off to seek another land ”

- Pablo Neruda

“ Our love was a twoperson game. At least until one of us died, and the other became a murderer.? ”

- Dark Jar Tin Zoo