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Don Delillo Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Apr 2021
Don Delillo Topics
You need to know things the others don't know. It's what no one knows about you that allows you to know yourself.
Thousands stand and chant. Around them in the world, people ride escalators going up and sneak secret glances at the faces coming down. People dangle teabags over hot water in white cups. Cars run silently on the autobahns, streaks of painted light. People sit at desks and stare at office walls. They smell their shirts and drop them in the hamper. People bind themselves into numbered seats and fly across time zones and high cirrus and deep night, knowing there is something they've forgotten to do.
The future belongs to crowds
Writers in repressive societies are considered dangerous. That's why so many of them are in jail.
When you try to unravel something you've written, you belittle it in a way. It was created as a mystery.
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.
There's never a dearth of reasons to shoot at the President.
There's a moral force in a sentence when it comes out right. It speaks the writer's will to live.
There's a connection between the advances that are made in technology and the sense of primitive fear people develop in response to it.
The writer is the person who stands outside society, independent of affiliation and independent of influence.
The modern meaning of life's end-when does it end? How does it end? How should it end? What is the value of life? How do we measure it?
The language of my books has shaped me as a man.
The future belongs to crowds.
Silence, exile, cunning and so on... it's my nature to keep quiet about most things. Even the ideas in my work.
Rushdie is a hostage.
People will always make comparisons.
People who are powerless make an open theater of violence.
People who are in power make their arrangements in secret, largely as a way of maintaining and furthering that power.
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.
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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