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Hope springs eternal

“‘Jesus what am I doing here. Bob Hope. Dope. Sinse. Stick. Grass. Smoke.’ She made a quick duBois-gesture with thumb and finger held to rounded lips. 56 more words

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a Cantorian continuum of infinities

“And Schtitt, whose knowledge of formal math is probably about equivalent to that of a Taiwanese kindergartner, nevertheless seemed to know what Hopman and van der Meer and Bollettieri seemed not to know: that locating beauty and art and magic and improvement and keys to excellence and victory in the prolix flux of match play is not a fractal matter of reducing chaos to pattern. 132 more words

Literature

quite a bit dicier

“TE OCCIDERE POSSUNT SED TE EDERE NON POSSUNT NEFAS EST”

— David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

Literature

fragmented into beauty

“Schtitt, knew real tennis was really about not the blend of statistical order and expansive potential that the game’s technicians revered, but in fact the opposite— not-order, limit, the places where things broke down, fragmented into beauty. 31 more words

Literature

addicted to thinking

“That most Substance-addicted people are also addicted to thinking, meaning they have a compulsive and unhealthy relationship with their own thinking.”

— David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

Literature

when the magic will descend on you

“‘But you never know when the magic will descend on you. You never know when the grooves will open up. And once the magic descends you don’t want to change even the smallest detail. 73 more words

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she probably takes the elevator

“The student engineer has never once seen Madame Psychosis enter or leave WYYY; she probably takes the elevator.”

— David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

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