Don Delillo

Don Delillo

American Author

Lived from: 1926-

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    Don't you realize that as long as you have to sit down to pee, you'll never be a dominant force in the world? You'll never be a convincing technocrat or middle manager. Because people will know. She's in there sitting down.
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    As technology advances in complexity and scope, fear becomes more primitive.
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    Clouds are no deterrent. Clouds intensify the drama, trap and shape the light.
    Source: White Noise (2011) 358
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    Ecology is boring for the same reason that destruction is fun.
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    Everything that goes on in your whole life is a result of molecules rushing around somewhere in your brain.
    Source: White Noise (2011) 223
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    Hardship makes the world obscure.
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    I'd like to lose interest in myself.
    Source: White Noise (2011) 171
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    I've come to think of Europe as a hardcover book, America as the paperback version.
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    I've got death inside me. It's just a question of whether or not I can outlive it.
    Source: White Noise (2011) 169
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    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.
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    It is so much simpler to bury reality than it is to dispose of dreams.
    Source: Americana (1989)
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    Maybe when we die, the first thing we'll say is 'I know this feeling. I was here before'.
    Source: White Noise (2015) 126
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    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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    Mirrors and images. Or sex and love. These are two separate systems that we miserably try to link.
    Source: Cosmopolis (2011) 47
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    No sense of the irony of human experience, that we are the highest form of life on earth, and yet ineffably sad because we know what no other animal knows, that we must die.
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