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Don DeLillo – 15 Quotes

 

15 Quotes by Don DeLillo

 

Californians invented the concept of life-style. This alone warrants their doom.

– 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.

– Don DeLillo


I slept for four years. I didn’t study much of anything. I majored in something called communication arts.

– 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.

– 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.

– Don DeLillo


The future belongs to crowds.

– Don DeLillo


I think more than writers, the major influences on me have been European movies, jazz, and Abstract Expressionism.

– Don DeLillo


I watch movies occasionally, and I watch documentaries. Virtually nothing else.

– Don DeLillo


Never underestimate the power of the State to act out its own massive fantasies.

– Don DeLillo


People who are in power make their arrangements in secret, largely as a way of maintaining and furthering that power.

– Don DeLillo


People who are powerless make an open theater of violence.

– 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.

– Don DeLillo


The writer is the person who stands outside society, independent of affiliation and independent of influence.

– Don DeLillo


In the face of technology, everything becomes a little atavistic.

– 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.

– Don DeLillo


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