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Pemulis’s defaulted opponent

“Then during the post-meet mixer and dance Pemulis’s defaulted opponent ate from the hors d’oeuvres table without using utensils or at one point even hands, did a disco number when there wasn’t any music going, and was finally heard telling the Port Washington Headmaster’s wife that he’d always wanted to do her from behind. 20 more words

Literature

They are trapped, just as you are

“After the first photograph has been in a magazine, the famous men do not enjoy their photographs in magazines so much as they fear that their photographs will cease to appear in magazines. 51 more words

Literature

limitless depth

“And time in the P.M. locker room seems of limitless depth; they’ve all been just here before, just like this, and will be again tomorrow. The light saddening outside, a grief felt in the bones, a sharpness to the edge of the lengthening shadows.”

— David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

Literature

everybody is identical

“That everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else. That this isn’t necessarily perverse.”

— David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

Literature

the care of clichés

“‘To turn my will and life over to the care of clichés. One day at a time. Easy does it. First things first. Courage is fear that has said its prayers. 26 more words

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in the feeling you forget

“‘But when you’re in the feeling you forget. The feeling feels like it’s always been there and will always be there, and you forget. It’s like this whole filter drops down over the whole way you think about everything, a couple weeks after—’”

— David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

Literature

Nor is fame a feeling

“To be envied, admired, is not a feeling. Nor is fame a feeling. There are feelings associated with fame, but few of them are any more enjoyable than the feelings associated with envy of fame.’”

— David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

Literature