Facts about Don DeLillo

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Don DeLillo is a famous Novelist from USA, he/she is 81 years old and still alive, born November 20, 1936.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 41 quotes who is written / told by Don, under the main topic Power.

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Famous quotes by Don DeLillo (41)


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"People will always make comparisons"
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"I saw a photograph of a wedding conducted by Reverend Moon of the Unification Church. I wanted to understand this event, and the only way to understand it was to write about it"
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"A Catholic is raised with the idea that he will die any minute now and if he doesn't live his life in a certain way, this death is an introduction to an eternity of pain"
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"The writer is the person who stands outside society, independent of affiliation and independent of influence"
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"I've come to think of Europe as a hardcover book, America as the paperback version"
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"I watch movies occasionally, and I watch documentaries. Virtually nothing else"
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"I think a playwright realizes after he finishes working on the script that this is only the beginning. What will happen when it moves into three dimensions?"
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"I felt Joyce was an influence on my fiction, but in a very general way, as a kind of inspiration and a model for the beauty of language"
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"I embarked on my life - I didn't do anything. I don't have an explanation"
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"People who are in power make their arrangements in secret, largely as a way of maintaining and furthering that power"
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"Writers in repressive societies are considered dangerous. That's why so many of them are in jail"
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"There's never a dearth of reasons to shoot at the President"
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"Rushdie is a hostage"
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"Never underestimate the power of the State to act out its own massive fantasies"
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"I've always seen myself in sentences. I begin to recognize myself, word by word, as I work through a sentence"
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"Californians invented the concept of life-style. This alone warrants their doom"
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"There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down"
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"There's a moral force in a sentence when it comes out right. It speaks the writer's will to live"
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"The future belongs to crowds"
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"It's no accident that my first novel was called Americana. This was a private declaration of independence, a statement of my intention to use the whole picture, the whole culture"
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"In a repressive society, a writer can be deeply influential, but in a society that's filled with glut and repetition and endless consumption, the act of terror may be the only meaningful act"
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"For me, writing is a concentrated form of thinking"
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"American writers ought to stand and live in the margins, and be more dangerous"
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"One truth is the swing of the sentence, the beat and poise, but down deeper it's the integrity of the writer as he matches with the language"
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"If I were a writer, how I would enjoy being told the novel is dead. How liberating to work in the margins, outside a central perception. You are the ghoul of literature. Lovely"
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"I slept for four years. I didn't study much of anything. I majored in something called communication arts"
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"Hardship makes the world obscure"
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"When you try to unravel something you've written, you belittle it in a way. It was created as a mystery"
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"Every sentence has a truth waiting at the end of it and the writer learns how to know it when he finally gets there"
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"There's a connection between the advances that are made in technology and the sense of primitive fear people develop in response to it"
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"May the days be aimless. Do not advance action according to a plan"
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"It occured to me that eating is the only form of professionalism most people ever attain"
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"In the face of technology, everything becomes a little atavistic"
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"I think there is a sense of last things in my work that probably comes from a Catholic childhood"
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"I think more than writers, the major influences on me have been European movies, jazz, and Abstract Expressionism"
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"I quit my job just to quit. I didn't quit my job to write fiction. I just didn't want to work anymore"
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"I like the construction of sentences and the juxtaposition of words-not just how they sound or what they mean, but even what they look like"
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"True terror is a language and a vision. There is a deep narrative structure to terrorist acts, and they infiltrate and alter consciousness in ways that writers used to aspire to"
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"Men with secrets tend to be drawn to each other, not because they want to share what they know but because they need the company of the like-minded, the fellow afflicted"
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"I've always liked being relatively obscure. I feel that's where I belong, that's where my work belongs"
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"America was and is the immigrant's dream"


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