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

Don DeLillo

Don DeLillo

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: American

Some suggestions for you :

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

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?

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

I quit my job just to quit. I didn't quit my job to write fiction. I just didn't want to work anymore.

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

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.

American writers ought to stand and live in the margins, and be more dangerous.

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

I like the construction of sentences and the juxtaposition of words-not just how they sound or what they mean, but even what they look like.

I've always seen myself in sentences. I begin to recognize myself, word by word, as I work through a sentence.

The language of my books has shaped me as a man.

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

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

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.