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100 David Rakoff Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

David Rakoff Sayings: Writing is like pulling teeth.From my dick. Writing is like pulling teeth.
From my dick.
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David Rakoff Sayings: Childrens ilogic can be an exquisitelystructured mistake. Childrens ilogic can be an exquisitely
structured mistake.
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David Rakoff Sayings: I aspire to write what are called 'familiar essays.' They begin in the personal and I aspire to write what are called 'familiar essays.' They begin in the personal and end in the universal. It's not for me to say if I have been successful at it. But that is the hope.
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David Rakoff Sayings: Being a stranger was like being dead,and brought to mind how, in a book he Being a stranger was like being dead,
and brought to mind how, in a book he had read
that most folks misunderstood one common state:
The flip side of love is indifference, not hate.
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David Rakoff Sayings: Rather than making you never want to eat chicken again, it simply makes you angry. Rather than making you never want to eat chicken again, it simply makes you angry. It makes you hold a grudge. You'll eat chicken again, by God, and you'll chew really, really hard.
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David Rakoff Sayings: There is nothing so cleansing or reassuring as a vicarious sadness. There is nothing so cleansing or reassuring as a vicarious sadness.
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David Rakoff Sayings: The hiking boots the outdoor adventure magazine sent me to buy - large, ungainly potato The hiking boots the outdoor adventure magazine sent me to buy - large, ungainly potato like things that I have been trying to break in for the past four days - cut into my feet and draw blood as if the were lined with cheese graters. I have come to hate these Timberlands with a fervor I usually reserve for people. Just think, the shoes I wouldn't be caught dead in might actually turn out to be the shoes I am caught dead in.
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David Rakoff Sayings: I can see a great beauty in acknowledging the fact that the world is dark. I can see a great beauty in acknowledging the fact that the world is dark.
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David Rakoff Sayings: I do not go outdoors ... As far as I'm concerned, the whole point of I do not go outdoors ... As far as I'm concerned, the whole point of living in New York City is indoors. You want greenery? Order the spinach.
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David Rakoff Sayings: Hoped if she kept the dream hidden and frozenShe soon would forget that she'd never Hoped if she kept the dream hidden and frozen
She soon would forget that she'd never been chosen.
But dreams screams as loud whether thriving or dying
And Helen despite herself never stopped trying.
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David Rakoff Sayings: There is supercomputer somewhere in the Nevada desert whose sole function is to count the 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.
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David Rakoff Sayings: What remains of your past if you didn't allow yourself to feel it when it What remains of your past if you didn't allow yourself to feel it when it happened? 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.
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David Rakoff Sayings: I was going to say that writing is about disclosure and acting is about obfuscation, I was going to say that writing is about disclosure and acting is about obfuscation, but that's such a little lie. Both of them are about obfuscation and masking oneself.
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David Rakoff Sayings: There are many things in this world that are an outrage, to be sure, but There are many things in this world that are an outrage, to be sure, but death at our current life expectancy doesn't strike me as one of them. Maybe I sound like some Victorian who felt that forty years ought to be enough for any man, but 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.
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David Rakoff Sayings: Altruism is innate, but it's not instinctual. Everybody's wired for it, but a switch has Altruism is innate, but it's not instinctual. Everybody's wired for it, but a switch has to be flipped.
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David Rakoff Sayings: I will stipulate to having both French sea salt and a big bottle of extra I will stipulate to having both French sea salt and a big bottle of extra virgin in my kitchen. And while the presence of both might go some small distance in pigeonholing me demographically, neither one of them makes me a good person. They are mute and useless indicators of the content of my character.
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David Rakoff Sayings: It seems frankly remarkable that anyone anywhere ever attempted anything. It seems frankly remarkable that anyone anywhere ever attempted anything.
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David Rakoff Sayings: I am no fun at all. In fact, I am anti-fun. Not as in anti-violence, 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 - although I suppose I kind of am - 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.
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David Rakoff Sayings: It can be hard to remember what one's anticipatory image of something was once you're It can be hard to remember what one's anticipatory image of something was once you're on the other side. I'm no longer sure exactly what it was I was waiting for, but I do know that it was something wholly unfamiliar and thrilling. Like a new color. Not a mixture, no trace of blue or yellow or red. What would that look like? I have some basic understanding about light
how it can only be broken down and refracted into its seven constituent hues
and even though I know that the physical world makes the existence of such a thing basically impossible, I'd still really like to see that.
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David Rakoff Sayings: Youth is not wasted on the young, it is perpetrated on the young. Youth is not wasted on the young, it is perpetrated on the young.
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David Rakoff Sayings: Those weeks before diagnosis can be among the most torturous times. There is a reason Those weeks before diagnosis can be among the most torturous times. There is a reason you're called a patient once the plastic bracelet goes on.
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David Rakoff Sayings: Without the work, there is nothing. Without the work, there is nothing.
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David Rakoff Sayings: I do tend to be an anxious fellow, and I do tend to see the I do tend to be an anxious fellow, and I do tend to see the world as a little darker than perhaps it genuinely is, but I also do appreciate much more than a rosy scenario, I appreciate straight news.
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David Rakoff Sayings: Not being funny doesn't make you a bad person. Not having a sense of humor Not being funny doesn't make you a bad person. Not having a sense of humor does.
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David Rakoff Sayings: I am the world's worst reporter. I am apt to try too hard to help I am the world's worst reporter. I am apt to try too hard to help rather than just document my subjects.
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David Rakoff Sayings: You happen to be possessed of a certain verbal acuity coupled with a relentless hair You happen to be possessed of a certain verbal acuity coupled with a relentless hair trigger humor and surface cheer spackling over a chronic melancholia and loneliness
a grotesquely caricatured version of your deepest self which you trot out at the slightest provocation to endearing and glib comic effect, thus rendering you the kind of fellow who is beloved by all yet loved by none, all of it to distract, however fleetingly, from the cold and dead-faced truth that with each passing year you face the unavoidable certainty of a solitary future in which you will perish one day while vainly attempting the Heimlich maneuver on yourself over the back of the kitchen chair
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David Rakoff Sayings: To paraphrase Lorne Michaels (my countryman), it's the kind of place where they award Miss To paraphrase Lorne Michaels (my countryman), it's the kind of place where they award Miss Canada to the runner-up, because the prettiest already gets to be prettiest.
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David Rakoff Sayings: I had a tumor. But it was great. I had a tumor. But it was great.
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David Rakoff Sayings: It was nice to find out, then, that if one is characterologically incapable of not It was nice to find out, then, that if one is characterologically incapable of not being a total fuckface, science has not shown you will die any sooner . People might just be gladder when you eventually do.
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David Rakoff Sayings: Before I sat down and became a writer, before I began to do it habitually Before I sat down and became a writer, before I began to do it habitually and for my living, there was a decades-long stretch when I was terrified that it would suck, so I didn't write. I think that marks a lot of people, a real terror at being bad at something, and unfortunately, you are always bad before you can get a little better.
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David Rakoff Sayings: Deprived of the opportunity to judge one another by the cars we drive, New Yorkers, Deprived of the opportunity to judge one another by the cars we drive, New Yorkers, thrown together daily on mass transit, form silent opinions based on our choices of subway reading. Just by glimpsing the cover staring back at us, we can reach the pinnacle of carnal desire or the depths of hatred. Soul mate or mortal enemy.
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David Rakoff Sayings: I had a beautiful childhood and a lovely childhood. I just didn't like being a I had a beautiful childhood and a lovely childhood. I just didn't like being a child. I didn't like the rank injustice of not being listened to. I didn't like the lack of autonomy.
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David Rakoff Sayings: A secondhand wardrobe hand clothes doesn't make one an artist. Neither do a hair-trigger temper, A secondhand wardrobe hand clothes doesn't make one an artist. Neither do a hair-trigger temper, melancholic nature, propensity for tears, hating your parents, or HIV. I hate to say it - none of these make one an artist. They can help, but just as being gay doesn't make one witty ... the only thing that makes one an artist is making art.
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David Rakoff Sayings: When you're making something, you're in a different state. You go into a deep level When you're making something, you're in a different state. You go into a deep level of concentration, to the point where you're not self-conscious anymore, it's just flowing out of you.
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David Rakoff Sayings: He'd paid all his taxes, so that left ... you guessed it. He'd paid all his taxes, so that left ... you guessed it.
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David Rakoff Sayings: Artists are artists whether they produce or not. None of it requires much more than Artists are artists whether they produce or not. None of it requires much more than hanging out.
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David Rakoff Sayings: Is there some lesson on how to be friends?I think what it means is that Is there some lesson on how to be friends?
I think what it means is that central to living
a life that is good is a life that's forgiving.
We're creatures of contact regardless of whether
we kiss or we wound. Still, we must come together.
Though it may spell destruction, we still ask for more
since it beats staying dry but so lonely on shore.
So we make ourselves open while knowing full well
it's essentially saying please, come pierce my shell.
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David Rakoff Sayings: The man beside me, apropos of nothing, raises his hand and says that there is The man beside me, apropos of nothing, raises his hand and says that there is 'a story' that man started society because he was 'cast out of a garden because of a sin.' He doesn't attribute this anecdote, leaving it a blind item from a source we might not know. He seems nice enough but potentially dangerous.
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David Rakoff Sayings: The central drama of my life is about being a fraud, alas. That's a complete The central drama of my life is about being a fraud, alas. That's a complete lie, really; the central drama of my life is actually about being lonely, and staying thin, but fraudulence gets a fair amount of play.
David Rakoff Sayings: When people give you a writing assignment, they're asking what you think. That's the very When people give you a writing assignment, they're asking what you think. That's the very opposite of being an actor. When you're an actor, no one wants to hear what you think.
David Rakoff Sayings: I value kindness in myself and others. I try to remain super-vigilant about my targets I value kindness in myself and others. I try to remain super-vigilant about my targets and make extra sure that my sometimes barbed comments are deserved and in response to genuine malefaction.
David Rakoff Sayings: No secrets, no longing, no desperate hopingJust reach out and grab from a world cracked No secrets, no longing, no desperate hoping
Just reach out and grab from a world cracked open.
David Rakoff Sayings: It has been a good while since 12:00 a.m. held much attraction for me beyond It has been a good while since 12:00 a.m. held much attraction for me beyond being a perfectly lovely time to be ensconced in the comfort of my own home, sitting in my underpants, contentedly worrying about something.
David Rakoff Sayings: Not far from my apartment, within a stretch of no more than 500 feet, there Not far from my apartment, within a stretch of no more than 500 feet, there are two doggie gyms where Gotham's canines who aren't getting enough exercise running through the city's parks, or are neglecting their all-important doggie glutes and abs, can go for a workout. What can I say? This appalls me.
David Rakoff Sayings: Maybe there is some solace to be derived in that: bacchanal or funeral, after enough Maybe there is some solace to be derived in that: bacchanal or funeral, after enough time, the detritus looks the same.
David Rakoff Sayings: In my brief glimpse of what is to come I realize how little I care 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 Sayings: We have become an army of multiply chemically sensitive, high-maintenance princesses trying to make our We have become an army of multiply chemically sensitive, high-maintenance princesses trying to make our way through a world full of irksome peas.
David Rakoff Sayings: Everyone has an internal age, a time in life when one is, if not one's Everyone has an internal age, a time in life when one is, if not one's best, then at very least one's most authentic self. I always felt that my internal clock was calibrated somewhere between 47 and 53 years old.
David Rakoff Sayings: Here's the thing: I'm not beautiful. I mean, I'm a perfectly normal-looking Jewish guy. My Here's the thing: I'm not beautiful. I mean, I'm a perfectly normal-looking Jewish guy. My face has never been my fortune, nor has my body ... physical beauty has never been part of my equation. It's just not on my shopping list.
David Rakoff Sayings: My salvation lies in time spent alone with an X-Acto knife and commercial-grade adhesive. My salvation lies in time spent alone with an X-Acto knife and commercial-grade adhesive.
David Rakoff Sayings: But if one's dreams having to come true was the only referendum on whether they But if one's dreams having to come true was the only referendum on whether they were beautiful, or worth dreaming, well then, no one would wish for anything. And that would be so much sadder.
David Rakoff Sayings: Central to living a life that is good is a life that's forgiving. We're creatures Central to living a life that is good is a life that's forgiving. We're creatures of contact, regardless of whether we kiss or we wound.
David Rakoff Sayings: Everyone I vote for never wins. Welcome to America. Everyone I vote for never wins. Welcome to America.
David Rakoff Sayings: Fantastic days are what you wish upon those who have so few sunrises left, those Fantastic days are what you wish upon those who have so few sunrises left, those whose lungs are so lesion-spangled with new cancer that they should be embracing as much life as they can. Time's a-wasting, go out and have yourself a fantastic day! Fantastic days are for goners.
David Rakoff Sayings: I will forever be grateful to my oncologist for opening the door and saying, 'Damn I will forever be grateful to my oncologist for opening the door and saying, 'Damn it, the tumor's 10 percent bigger,' before he even said hello.
David Rakoff Sayings: The logic underlying the truism that one should always travel on a plane with a The logic underlying the truism that one should always travel on a plane with a book is also precisely why bed-and-breakfast culture is to be avoided if at all possible. Namely, you might have to talk to someone.
David Rakoff Sayings: It must be murder to be an aging beauty, a former Tadzio, to see your It must be murder to be an aging beauty, a former Tadzio, to see your future as an ignored spectator rushing up to meet you like the hard pavement. What a small sip of gall to be able to time with each passing year the ever-shorter interval in which someone's eyes focus upon you. And then shift away.
David Rakoff Sayings: I find writing extraordinarily difficult and not very pleasurable, though I find having done it I find writing extraordinarily difficult and not very pleasurable, though I find having done it very pleasurable. I won't lie about that.
David Rakoff Sayings: In the right situation, highly formalized, high-suction ass-kissing not only comes all too naturally to In the right situation, highly formalized, high-suction ass-kissing not only comes all too naturally to me, it makes me breathless with a feeling of penitential power.
David Rakoff Sayings: But thanks to my rapidly dividing cells, I no longer have that feeling - although But thanks to my rapidly dividing cells, I no longer have that feeling - although I remember it very well - that if I just buckled down to the great work at hand, lived more authentically, stopped procrastinating, cut out sugar, then my best self was just there right around the corner. Yeah, no. I'm done with all that. I
David Rakoff Sayings: I have let half-decades elapse between books because books have to be writte and writing I have let half-decades elapse between books because books have to be writte and writing is awful, but if you are the type of person who makes things, there is no profit in worrying about how or why or when the next project will come into being beyond simply acknowledging that it is inevitable that it will be very soon.
David Rakoff Sayings: There are even more galvanizing aspects to the Canadian psyche than mere reticence. There is There are even more galvanizing aspects to the Canadian psyche than mere reticence. There is the collective fear, at least when I was growing up, of becoming too big for our britches. To paraphrase Lorne Michaels (my countryman), it's the kind of place where they award Miss Canada to the runner-up, because the prettiest already gets to be the prettiest. Rather than demanding liberty or, failing that, death, we are a country forever giving up our seats to the elderly, all the while thanking one another for not smoking.
David Rakoff Sayings: In the window, I fantasize ... about providing grown-ups and children alike with the greatest In the window, I fantasize ... about providing grown-ups and children alike with the greatest gift of all: insight ...
David Rakoff Sayings: We're creatures of contact regardless of whether/ we kiss or we wound. Still, we must We're creatures of contact regardless of whether/ we kiss or we wound. Still, we must come together.
David Rakoff Sayings: I think what it means is that central to living A life that is good I think what it means is that central to living A life that is good is a life that's forgiving.
David Rakoff Sayings: One day reach idealization;after all, it's the journey, not the destination. One day reach idealization;
after all, it's the journey, not the destination.
David Rakoff Sayings: Unless one is planning to go shopping - basically begging to be smothered by the Unless one is planning to go shopping - basically begging to be smothered by the ravening throngs of returners and bargain hunters; an embrace as constricting as that hugging machine designed by autistic author Temple Grandin - then Boxing Day feels like a bar after last call when the lights have been turned up.
David Rakoff Sayings: I don't particularly consider myself an actor. I have no training. I love doing it, I don't particularly consider myself an actor. I have no training. I love doing it, but I would never consider myself to be a colleague of an actual actor. That would be stepping way up in class on my part.
David Rakoff Sayings: It bears repeating a third time: Not being funny doesn't make you a bad person. It bears repeating a third time: Not being funny doesn't make you a bad person. Not having a sense of humour does.
David Rakoff Sayings: Let's face it: professing a deep interest in movies, the absolutely dominant global art form Let's face it: professing a deep interest in movies, the absolutely dominant global art form of the last century, is at this point like professing an interest in air. Passion is nice. Erudition is admirable. But it's like that moment when good manners cross over into meaningless etiquette.
David Rakoff Sayings: It's rare that I'm not at work on some sort of craft project. I've often It's rare that I'm not at work on some sort of craft project. I've often enthused about the need to make things; how it employs a unique set of muscles - physical, intellectual, spiritual - that I can attain a state of flow when making something that I almost never can when writing.
David Rakoff Sayings: Well into adulthood, writing has never gotten easier. It still only ever begins badly, and Well into adulthood, writing has never gotten easier. It still only ever begins badly, and there are no guarantees that this is not the day when the jig is finally up.
David Rakoff Sayings: A half roll of Life Savers fused to the pockets,And in yet another, a lone A half roll of Life Savers fused to the pockets,
And in yet another, a lone unwrapped mint
Had bundled itself in a stole of gray lint.
David Rakoff Sayings: Sheila taught me a survival technique for getting through seemingly intolerable situations-boring lunches, stern lectures Sheila taught me a survival technique for getting through seemingly intolerable situations-boring lunches, stern lectures on attitude or time management, those necessary breakup conversations, and the like: maintaining eye contact, keep your face inscrutable and masklike, with your faintest hint at a Gioconda smile. Keep this up as long as you possibly can, and just as you feel you are about to crack and take a letter opener and plunge it into someone's neck, fold your hands in your lap, one nestled inside the other, like those of a supplicant in a priory. Now, with the index finger of your inner hand, write on the palm of the other, very discreetly and undetectably, "I hate you. I hate you. I hate you ... " over and over again as you pretend to listen. You will find that this brings a spontaneous look of interest and pleased engagement to your countenance. Continue and repeat as necessary.
David Rakoff Sayings: Susan adored her and worshiped her style, / Loved her pronouncements of "perfect" and "vile," Susan adored her and worshiped her style, / Loved her pronouncements of "perfect" and "vile," / Loved the sheer whim, the madcap willy-nillyness / And how deeply seriously Nonnie took her own silliness
David Rakoff Sayings: If psychoanalysis was late-19th-century secular Judaism's way of constructing spiritual meaning in a post-religious world If psychoanalysis was late-19th-century secular Judaism's way of constructing spiritual meaning in a post-religious world and retail is the late 20th century's way of constructing meaning in a postreligious world, what does it mean that I'm impersonating the father of psychoanalysis in a store window to commemorate a religious holiday?
David Rakoff Sayings: With no small remorse, she thought, "He and his messBetter not come near this fabulous With no small remorse, she thought, "He and his mess
Better not come near this fabulous dress".
David Rakoff Sayings: I'm not sure. But that bless-his/her-heart kind of melancholic humor is among my favorite things I'm not sure. But that bless-his/her-heart kind of melancholic humor is among my favorite things in the world. I guess it exposes a kind of humanity - or that's the hope, at least - a kind of grudging respect for human frailty. Unless it's actually kicking human frailty while it's down - I'm not sure.
David Rakoff Sayings: I am going to the bad place, as is my wont. I am going to the bad place, as is my wont.
David Rakoff Sayings: Almost any age is better than twenty-two. Almost any age is better than twenty-two.
David Rakoff Sayings: Arts and crafts, or getting to be in a play with people, or making a Arts and crafts, or getting to be in a play with people, or making a little short film, that's pure sugar, because the stakes are so low.
David Rakoff Sayings: About the only thing that I have - or had, because it's failing me lately About the only thing that I have - or had, because it's failing me lately - is my memory. I had a really good memory. I was always terribly protective of that fact.
David Rakoff Sayings: But even this gives rise to another central tenet, attendant to the Comedy Is Good But even this gives rise to another central tenet, attendant to the Comedy Is Good myth: Comedy Is Hard. Certainly well-rendered comedy is hard. All things done well require practice and work. But for the most funny people, being funny is as inevitable as being double-jointed; it is a worldview formed long before words. One is born funny. The adage, as is, is incomplete. It should be Comedy is hard ... if you're not funny. Pirouettes are almost impossible ... without legs. Jokes can be honed, made better, tighter, and cleaner, and people can even be made funnier. But you can't really make someone funny who isn't.
David Rakoff Sayings: When medicine is socialized, when you have true universal health care, when everyone's treatment is When medicine is socialized, when you have true universal health care, when everyone's treatment is the same regardless of socioeconomic station, those strong-arming attitudes of entitlement just aren't part of the vocabulary. This atrium, this lovely space in a hospital with a world-class reputation, is actually the equivalent of a state hospital. That American sense that someone somewhere else is getting what you're not, and the attendant demands that go along with that perceived injustice, well, it's just not in the equation here.
David Rakoff Sayings: The only thing that makes one an artist is making art. And that requires the 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 Sayings: 'Play It Again Sam's opening shot is the same as 'Purple Rose's final one: a 'Play It Again Sam's opening shot is the same as 'Purple Rose's final one: a close-up of a face, rapt in a movie house. I've certainly felt that in my life. I've been known to cry watching Gene Kelly.
David Rakoff Sayings: I have no problem with animals, I just like people more. I have no problem with animals, I just like people more.
David Rakoff Sayings: There will be peaks of great joy from which to crow and vales of tears There will be peaks of great joy from which to crow and vales of tears out of which to climb. When and why they will happen, no one can say, but they will happen. To all of us. We will all go back and forth from one to the other countless times during a lifetime. This is not some call to bipartisanship between inimical sides. The Happy and the Sad are the same population.
David Rakoff Sayings: One, two, three, four, we don't want your fuckin' laws of thermodynamics! One, two, three, four, we don't want your fuckin' laws of thermodynamics!
David Rakoff Sayings: I have managed to establish an identity that is based on my internal self, and I have managed to establish an identity that is based on my internal self, and for that I feel tremendously lucky.
David Rakoff Sayings: It's the false moral component behind blind animal love that so frosts me. The faulty It's the false moral component behind blind animal love that so frosts me. The faulty logic that believes that the capacity to adore a nonhuman creature is somehow a purer form of love.
David Rakoff Sayings: Why not be a communist, she thinks, if it means that kind of belonging? Why not be a communist, she thinks, if it means that kind of belonging?
David Rakoff Sayings: The collective delusion here is overwhelming narcissism posing as altruism. The collective delusion here is overwhelming narcissism posing as altruism.
David Rakoff Sayings: I find life itself provides ample and sufficient tests of my valor and mettle: illness; I find life itself provides ample and sufficient tests of my valor and mettle: illness; betrayal; fruitless searches for love; working for the abusive, the insane, and the despotic. All challenges easily as thrilling to me as scrambling over icy rock in a pair of barely adequate boots.
David Rakoff Sayings: Pessimists are born, true, but they also can be made. Pessimists are born, true, but they also can be made.
David Rakoff Sayings: The best=laid plans, one's most fastidious contingency strategies have revealed themselves in the cold light The best=laid plans, one's most fastidious contingency strategies have revealed themselves in the cold light of day to be laughably inadequate, no match for the happenstance that seems of late only to promise death, mayhem, poverty, flood. And here you are, having spent all that time protecting your home from the oncoming elements only to find that it has been shored up with crackers.
David Rakoff Sayings: There's nothing particularly wrong with being more pessimistic than optimistic. Optimism is broad-based, non-detail-oriented thinking; There's nothing particularly wrong with being more pessimistic than optimistic. Optimism is broad-based, non-detail-oriented thinking; pessimism is detail-oriented thinking.
David Rakoff Sayings: Details can change or go missing entirely, particularly in moments of physical peril. A kind Details can change or go missing entirely, particularly in moments of physical peril. A kind of amnesia goes hand in hand with sickness, and a good thing, too.
David Rakoff Sayings: I cannot escape the feeling that I was, at best, a cancer tourist, that my I cannot escape the feeling that I was, at best, a cancer tourist, that my survival means I dabbled.
David Rakoff Sayings: New York is breaking my heart. I've often said that it's like having a really New York is breaking my heart. I've often said that it's like having a really interesting boyfriend suddenly becoming really, really into wine, and having to have endless conversations about it.