Don Delillo quotes, quotations, poems, phrases, words
famous authors, famous people, famous celebrities
PROFILE | PICTURES | NET WORTH | NEWS | VIDEOS | BIO | | QUOTES
Home > > > Quotes

Quotes / Quotations


Sponsored link:
Don Delillo QUOTES / QUOTATIONS
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.
Quotation of Don Delillo
A hesitation a writer might feel when he's approaching important subjects, I think for a Catholic, these things are part of ordinary life.
Quotation of Don Delillo
America was and is the immigrant's dream.
Quotation of Don Delillo
American writers ought to stand and live in the margins, and be more dangerous.
Quotation of Don Delillo
As the son of two immigrants, I was attracted by the sense of possibility that had drawn my grandparents and parents.
Quotation of Don Delillo
Californians invented the concept of life-style. This alone warrants their doom.
Quotation of Don Delillo
Every sentence has a truth waiting at the end of it and the writer learns how to know it when he finally gets there.
Quotation of Don Delillo
For me, writing is a concentrated form of thinking.
Quotation of Don Delillo
Hardship makes the world obscure.
Quotation of Don Delillo
I am pretty interested in movies. I don't really have a huge collection.
Quotation of Don Delillo
I can watch a football game and hear things others don't quite seem to get right away.
Quotation of Don Delillo
I do think we can connect novelists and terrorists.
Quotation of Don Delillo
I do want to hear the actors doing the lines.
Quotation of Don Delillo
I don't know how deep it is, but it's there. It's the connection between the writer as the champion of the self.
Quotation of Don Delillo
I don't know why I wanted to write. I did some short stories, but very infrequently.
Quotation of Don Delillo
I embarked on my life - I didn't do anything. I don't have an explanation.
Quotation of Don Delillo
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.
Quotation of Don Delillo
I finished this play a year and a half ago, and have been waiting for the Steppenwolf Theatre to get it on their schedule, which they finally did.
Quotation of Don Delillo
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.
Quotation of Don Delillo
I played every conceivable form of baseball. No one had a football. We used to wrap up a bunch of newspaper with tape and use that.
Quotation of Don Delillo
I quit my job just to quit. I didn't quit my job to write fiction. I just didn't want to work anymore.
Quotation of Don Delillo
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.
Quotation of Don Delillo
I slept for four years. I didn't study much of anything. I majored in something called communication arts.
Quotation of Don Delillo
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?
Quotation of Don Delillo
I think more than writers, the major influences on me have been European movies, jazz, and Abstract Expressionism.
Quotation of Don Delillo
I think there is a sense of last things in my work that probably comes from a Catholic childhood.
Quotation of Don Delillo
I used to say, I want to change my name to Bill Gray and disappear. I've been saying it for 10 years. But he began to fit himself into the name, and I decided to leave it.
Quotation of Don Delillo
I watch movies occasionally, and I watch documentaries. Virtually nothing else.
Quotation of Don Delillo
I'd seen sleeping men, but I'd never seen anyone I might have thought was dead.
Quotation of Don Delillo
I'm not sure who influenced me. I've seen some reviews that mention Beckett and Pinter, but I don't know what to say about that. I don't feel it myself.
Quotation of Don Delillo
I've always liked being relatively obscure. I feel that's where I belong, that's where my work belongs.
Quotation of Don Delillo
I've always seen myself in sentences. I begin to recognize myself, word by word, as I work through a sentence.
Quotation of Don Delillo
I've come to think of Europe as a hardcover book, America as the paperback version.
Quotation of Don Delillo
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.
Quotation of Don Delillo
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.
Quotation of Don Delillo
In the face of technology, everything becomes a little atavistic.
Quotation of Don Delillo
It occured to me that eating is the only form of professionalism most people ever attain.
Quotation of Don Delillo
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.
Quotation of Don Delillo
May the days be aimless. Do not advance action according to a plan.
Quotation of Don Delillo
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.
Quotation of Don Delillo
Never underestimate the power of the State to act out its own massive fantasies.
Quotation of Don Delillo
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.
Quotation of Don Delillo
People who are in power make their arrangements in secret, largely as a way of maintaining and furthering that power.
Quotation of Don Delillo
People who are powerless make an open theater of violence.
Quotation of Don Delillo
People will always make comparisons.
Quotation of Don Delillo
Rushdie is a hostage.
Quotation of Don Delillo
Silence, exile, cunning and so on... it's my nature to keep quiet about most things. Even the ideas in my work.
Quotation of Don Delillo
Some announcers have a tendency to use a player's first and last names, no matter how fast they are talking.
Quotation of Don Delillo
Someone pointed out to me that the names of flowers are interesting because they are one of the few things in the play you can actually name.
Quotation of Don Delillo
The Damon thing upset me as much as it upset Red Sox fans. I don't like it.
Quotation of Don Delillo
The deceptive element is that it's only dialogue, after all.
Quotation of Don Delillo
The difficulty is in defining when a person dies, how a person dies, when love ends, what love is, how does one define a relationship between a son and a father?
Quotation of Don Delillo
The future belongs to crowds.
Quotation of Don Delillo
The language of my books has shaped me as a man.
Quotation of Don Delillo
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?
Quotation of Don Delillo
The Terri Schiavo situation was in the news. I did learn some things from that event. These are matters that people are going to have to deal with.
Quotation of Don Delillo
The writer is the man or woman who automatically takes a stance against his or her government. There are so many temptations for American writers to become part of the system and part of the structure that now, more than ever, we have to resist.
Quotation of Don Delillo
The writer is the person who stands outside society, independent of affiliation and independent of influence.
Quotation of Don Delillo
There's a connection between the advances that are made in technology and the sense of primitive fear people develop in response to it.
Quotation of Don Delillo
There's a moral force in a sentence when it comes out right. It speaks the writer's will to live.
Quotation of Don Delillo
There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.
Quotation of Don Delillo
There's never a dearth of reasons to shoot at the President.
Quotation of Don Delillo
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.
Quotation of Don Delillo
When I watch sports there are commercials. I will watch the game without sound at all. And I don't listen to an entire game.
Quotation of Don Delillo
When I wrote Cosmopolis, I used a very similar structure-the characters and the situation are quite different, but the structure is similar.
Quotation of Don Delillo
When you try to unravel something you've written, you belittle it in a way. It was created as a mystery.
Quotation of Don Delillo
Writers in repressive societies are considered dangerous. That's why so many of them are in jail.
Quotation of Don Delillo