"What does “every love story is a ghost story” mean? It captures, I think, the futility of Wallace’s quest. What writer ever had a more passionate affair with language? For him, a thing wasn’t alive if he couldn’t write it down…"
D.T. Max on the title of his David Foster Wallace biography “Every Love Story is a Ghost Story,” and tracing the origins of a phrase: http://nyr.kr/VyJPnS