— David Foster Wallace, “E Unibus Pluram: Television and U.S. Fiction” (via libraryland)
“We discover that we do not know our own role; we look for a mirror; we want to remove our make-up and take off what is false and be real.
But somewhere a piece of disguise that we forgot still sticks to us. A trace of exaggeration remains in our eyebrows; we do not notice that the corners of our mouths are bent.
And so we walk around, a mockery and a mere half: neither having achieved being nor actors.”
Rainer Maria Rilke