E.L. Doctorow quotes

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Murders are exciting and lift people into a heart-beating awe as religion is supposed to do, after seeing one in the street young ...
Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society.
In the twentieth century one of the most personal relationships to have developed is that of the person and the state.... It's bec ...
It's like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
The writer isn't made in a vacuum. Writers are witnesses. The reason we need writers is because we need witnesses to this terrifyi ...
I try to avoid experience if I can. Most experience is bad.
There is no longer any such thing as fiction or nonfiction; there's only narrative.
You can't remember sex. You can remember the fact of it, and recall the setting, and even the details, but the sex of the sex cann ...
History is the present. That's why every generation writes it anew. But what most people think of as history is its end product, m ...
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