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

Don DeLillo

Don DeLillo

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: American

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In the face of technology, everything becomes a little atavistic.

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

Silence, exile, cunning and so on... it's my nature to keep quiet about most things. Even the ideas in my work.

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

People will always make comparisons.

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

For me, writing is a concentrated form of thinking.

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.

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.

Rushdie is a hostage.

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

A Catholic is raised with the idea that he will die any minute now and if he doesn't live his life in a certain way, this death is an introduction to an eternity of pain.

True terror is a language and a vision. There is a deep narrative structure to terrorist acts, and they infiltrate and alter consciousness in ways that writers used to aspire to.

I slept for four years. I didn't study much of anything. I majored in something called communication arts.