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David Rakoff Quotes

Quotes by David Rakoff - (12 quotes)

David Rakoff - From the Artists category:

- Half Empty...
The only thing that makes one an artist is making art. And that requires the precise opposite of hanging out; a deeply lonely and unglamorous task of tolerating oneself long enough to push something out. (David Rakoff)

David Rakoff - From the Destiny category:

Just think, the shoes I wouldn't be caught dead in might actually turn out to be the shoes I am caught dead in. (David Rakoff)

David Rakoff - From the Friendship category:

Is there some lesson on how to be friends?... We're creatures of contact regardless of whether we kiss or we wound. Still, we must come together... (David Rakoff)

David Rakoff - From the Fun category:

- Don't Get Too Comfortable...
I am no fun at all. In fact, I am anti-fun. Not as in anti-violence, but as in anti-matter. I am not so much against fun... as I am the opposite of fun. I suck the fun out of a room. Or perhaps I'm just a different kind of fun; the kind that leaves on bereft of hope; the kind of fun that ends in tears. (David Rakoff)

David Rakoff - From the Future category:

In my brief glimpse of what is to come I realize how little I care to witness it. I have seen the future and I'm fairly relieved to say, it looks nothing like me. (David Rakoff)

David Rakoff - From the Generosity category:

Central to living a life that is good, is a life that's forgiving. (David Rakoff)

David Rakoff - From the Life category:

One of the marks of a life well lived has to be reaching a state of finally getting it, of not needing more, and of being able to sign off with something approaching peace of mind. (David Rakoff)

David Rakoff - From the Memory category:

If you don't have your experiences in the moment, if you gloss them over with jokes or zoom past them, you end up with curiously dispassionate memories. (David Rakoff)

David Rakoff - From the Questions category:

Unfortunately, there's no greater rhyme or reason as to why it would be me. And since there is no answer as to why me, it's not a question I feel really entitled to ask. (David Rakoff)

David Rakoff - From the Spontaneity category:

I am neither spontaneous nor ready for anything. (David Rakoff)

David Rakoff - From the Travel category:

There is supercomputer somewhere in the Nevada desert whose sole function is to count the number of times that I have said the following, because it is unquantifiable by human minds at this point, but this time it's really true: I should have stayed home. (David Rakoff)

David Rakoff - From the Windows category:

In the window, I fantasize... about providing grown-ups and children alike with the greatest gift of all: insight... (David Rakoff)