David Foster Wallace highlighted this worthy sentence.

Writer Maria Bustillos published a piece chronicling her insightful finds from a three day exploration of writer David Foster Wallace’s papers at the Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, which included some three hundred-odd books (most of them annotated) from his personal library. Wallace, who died by suicide in 2008 at the age of 46, had among his collection a copy of “The Spirituality of Imperfection: Storytelling and the Search for Meaning.” In it, he had highlighted the following:

“[…] at certain moments in our lives in fact, it seems that the most fundamental choice each of us has is between fighting ourselves and laughing at ourselves.” (The Spirituality of Imperfection)

[The Awl]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s