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David Foster Wallace

So tonight to shush you how about if I say I have administrative bones to pick with God, Boo. I'll say God seems to have a kind of laid-back management style I'm not crazy about. I'm pretty much anti-death. God looks by all accounts to be pro-death. I'm not seeing how we can get together on this issue, he and I, Boo.
--Infinite Jest, p. 40

Andy Warhol

Nothing is more bourgeois than to be afraid to look bourgeois.
--quoted in Tom Wolfe, The Painted Word

Craig Washington

I prefer a man who will burn the flag and then wrap himself in the Constitution to a man who will burn the Constitution and then wrap himself in the flag.
--quoted in Molly Ivins' syndicated newspaper column, June 30, 1997

John Waters

You can't be married and love to read a lot. You have to choose. Either marry, or read.
--in the Portland Oregonian 10/4/2004

E.B. White

[...] the palpable impact of vulgar miracles - the very nature of television [...]
--"The Morning of the Day They Did It," A Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume 2, ed. Anthony Boucher

Alfred North Whitehead

It is a profoundly erroneous truism, repeated by all copybooks and by eminent people when they are making speeches, that we should cultivate the habit of thinking of what we are doing. The precise opposite is the case. Civilisation advances by extending the number of operations which we can perform without thinking about them.

Will and the Bushmen

I guess if I was smarter
I'd see everything your way.
--"500 Miles"

Robert Anton Wilson

[...] as some cynic once said, most people would rather die, even by slow torture, than think for themselves.
--The New Inquisition

I think, therefore I am confused.
--Blake Williams, The Trick Top Hat

In capitalism, man exploits man. In socialism, it's exactly the opposite.
--Ben Tucker, vaudevillian, The Universe Next Door

Robert Charles Wilson

"[...] I would be disappointed," Archer said, "if you were crazy. Craziness is very common. Very -" He struggled for a word. "Very K-Mart. I'm hoping for something a little classier."
--A Bridge of Years

Charles Wolf, Jr.

The Santayana Corollary: "Those who do not study the past will repeat its errors; those who do will find other ways to err."
--Laws Beyond Murphy's Law

The Wonder Stuff

These streets used to look big
This town used to look like a city
These people used to talk to me...
--"Caught In My Shadow"

The Wreck

It ain't fashion - it's just rock 'n' roll.

Together again for the very first time.


Steven Wright

It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to paint it.

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