Facts about E. L. Doctorow

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E. L. Doctorow is a famous Author from USA, he/she is 89 years old and still alive, born January 6, 1931.

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He/she is born under the zodiac capricorn, who is known for Determination, Dominance, Perservering, Practical, Willful. Our collection contains 16 quotes who is written / told by L. Doctorow.

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Famous quotes by E. L. Doctorow (16)


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"Writers are not just people who sit down and write. They hazard themselves. Every time you compose a book your composition of yourself is at stake"
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"Planning to write is not writing. Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you're doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing"
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"In the twentieth century one of the most personal relationships to have developed is that of the person and the state. It's become a fact of life that governments have become very intimate with people, most always to their detriment"
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"I can walk into a bookstore and hand over my credit card and they don't know who the hell I am. Maybe that says something about bookstore clerks"
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"History is the present. That's why every generation writes it anew. But what most people think of as history is its end product, myth"
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"Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way"
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"Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go"
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"We're always attracted to the edges of what we are, out by the edges where it's a little raw and nervy"
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"Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society"
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"Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader - not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon"
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"The writer isn't made in a vacuum. Writers are witnesses. The reason we need writers is because we need witnesses to this terrifying century"
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"I thought I would lose, so I didn't prepare a speech"
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"There is no longer any such thing as fiction or nonfiction; there's only narrative"
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"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia"
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"It's like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way"
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"I try to avoid experience if I can. Most experience is bad"


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