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“The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing. The person in whom Its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way a trapped person will eventually jump from the window of a burning high-rise. Make no mistake about people who leap from burning...

I'd like to be the sort of person who can enjoy things at the time, instead of having to go back in my head and enjoy them." - David Foster Wallace. Quotes about being present.

Ravageurs think. | David Foster Wallace

That if enough people in a silent room are drinking coffee it is possible to make out the sound of steam coming off the coffee. That sometimes human beings have to just sit in one place and, like, hurt. That you will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do. That there is such a thing as raw, unalloyed, agendaless kindness. That it is possible to fall asleep during an anxiety attack. | David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

Ravageurs are different. | David Foster Wallace

Oh yes. I battle loneliness every day. My characters and what they do keep me from falling back in depression.

"The Depressed Person" by David Foster Wallace | Litro