Friday, September 19, 2008

Portland/David Foster Wallace

This is so American, man: either make something your God and cosmos and then worship it, or else kill it. (all quotes by) -David Foster Wallace

(Signs placed in Portland, Sept. 18th)

"What TV is extremely good at - and realize that this is "all it does" - is discerning what large numbers of people think they want, and supplying it."

" 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."

It is unimaginably hard to do this, to stay conscious and alive in the adult world day in and day out.

"You'll worry less about what people think about you when you realize how seldom they do."

1 comment:

O'Reilly said...

Glad to see you're a DFW fan. When are we going to the FWB post 'Think' signs?