David Foster Wallace: 10 quotes on his birthday

Here, from modern literary master David Foster Wallace, are 10 quotes to celebrate his life.

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6. Destiny has no beeper

"[A]lmost nothing important that ever happens to you happens because you engineer it. Destiny has no beeper; destiny always leans trenchcoated out of an alley with some sort of 'psst' that you usually can't even hear because you're in such a rush to or from something important you've tried to engineer."

(from Wallace's novel "Infinite Jest")

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