To a writer, madness is a final distillation of self, a final editing down. It's the drowning out of false voices.
1982 Owen Brademas. The Names, ch.5.
I've come to thinkof Europe as a hardcover book, America as the paperback version.Don DeLillo
Tourism is the march of stupidity.Don DeLillo
Men with secrets tend to be drawn to each other, not becausethey wanttosharewhatthey know but because they need the company of the like-minded, the fellow- afflicted.Don DeLillo
I think fiction recues history from its confusions.Don DeLillo
I'm a novelist, period. An American novelist.Don DeLillo
I am not particularly distressed by the state of fiction or the role of the writer. The more marginal, perhaps ultimately the more trenchant and observant and finally necessary he'll become.Don DeLillo
Popular culture is inescapable in the U.S. Why not use it?Don DeLillo
War is the ultimate realization of modern technology.Don DeLillo