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 Post subject: Favorite Quotes?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:25 am 
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This book is full of so many blisteringly good sentences, but I thought I'd highlight one of may favorites and invite others to highlight theirs.

My favorite single sentence happens on page 16 and oddly enough is in the middle of a big block of text instead of at the end, where so many other favorite quotes of mine reside.

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I will be conveyed to an Emergency Room of some kind, where I will be detained as long as I do not respond to questions, and then, when I do respond to questions, I will be sedated; so it will be the inversion of standard travel, the ambulance and ER: I’ll make the journey first, then depart.


To "make the journey first, then depart" just perfectly sums up what reading Infinite Jest is like.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Quotes?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:23 pm 
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endnote 266 - describing Charles Tavis as "a Houdini with the manacles of fact"


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Quotes?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:44 pm 
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"Mike Pemulis, you are in motion a prince and in repose a sage."
Idris to MP, p 574

Anybody know if DFW scrounged that from some classic source or whether it was original?

As for reading IJ, there is this:

That no matter how smart you thought you were, you are actually way less smart than that.


p 204


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"debriefing levels incompatible with physical existence" p727


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