[David Foster Wallace] On Perfectionism & Ambition

You know, the whole thing about perfectionism. The perfectionism is very dangerous, because of course if your fidelity to perfectionism is too high, you never do anything. Because doing anything results in– It’s actually kind of tragic because it means you sacrifice how gorgeous and perfect it is in your head for what it really is.

If your fidelity to perfectionism is too high, you never do anything.