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.

Don DeLillo

Don DeLillo

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: American

Some suggestions for you :

When you try to unravel something you've written, you belittle it in a way. It was created as a mystery.

I embarked on my life - I didn't do anything. I don't have an explanation.

May the days be aimless. Do not advance action according to a plan.

It occured to me that eating is the only form of professionalism most people ever attain.

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

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?

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.

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.

The future belongs to crowds.

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.

Writers in repressive societies are considered dangerous. That's why so many of them are in jail.

Every sentence has a truth waiting at the end of it and the writer learns how to know it when he finally gets there.

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

I've come to think of Europe as a hardcover book, America as the paperback version.