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E. L. Doctorow About :- Edgar Lawrence Doctorow was an American novelist, editor, and professor, best known internationally for his works of historical fiction. He wrote twelve novels, three volumes of short fiction and a stage drama. They included the award-winning novels Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, and The March. Wikipedia

Born: 6 January 1931, Bronx, New York, United States
Died: 21 July 2015, Manhattan, New York, United States
Movies: Ragtime, Billy Bathgate, Daniel, Wakefield
Children: Caroline Doctorow, Richard Doctorow, Jenny Doctorow

E. L. Doctorow Quotes

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It’s like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.
Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader – not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
Planning to write is not writing. Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you’re doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing.
History is the present. That’s why every generation writes it anew. But what most people think of as history is its end product, myth.
Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society.
Writers are not just people who sit down and write. They hazard themselves. Every time you compose a book your composition of yourself is at stake.
I try to avoid experience if I can. Most experience is bad.
The writer isn’t made in a vacuum. Writers are witnesses. The reason we need writers is because we need witnesses to this terrifying century.

Billy Bathgate, Books Quotes

Billy Bathgate is a 1989 novel by author E. L. Doctorow that won the 1989 National Book Critics Circle award for fiction for 1990, the 1990 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the 1990 William Dean Howells Medal, and was the runner-up for the 1990 Pulitzer Prize and the 1989 National Book Award. Wikipedia
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 “When crime was working as it was supposed to it was very dull. Very lucrative and very dull.”
― E.L. Doctorow, Billy Bathgate
“And now I will tell of the revels that went on for three nights and two days in the brothel on West Seventy-sixth Street between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues.”
― E.L. Doctorow, Billy Bathgate
“The story was clearly over, as in juggling when the ball you throw up finds the moment to come down, hesitates as if it might not, and then drops at the same speed of that celestial light. And life is no longer good but just what you happen to be holding.”
― E.L. Doctorow, Billy Bathgate
“It was as if God had decreed this characterless engagement of brainless forces as his answer to the human presumption.”
― E.L. Doctorow, The March
“He was a moody, distracted young fellow, and it was clear his own mind was more company to him than people were.”
― E.L. Doctorow, The Waterworks
“But the institutional mind has only one mental operation: It abhors truth.”
― E.L. Doctorow, The Waterworks
“As a people we practiced excess. Excess in everything – pleasure, gaudy display, endless toil, and death. Vagrant children slept in the alleys.
― E.L. Doctorow, The Waterworks
“…and his religion no longer had any authority … other than as an organizer of his daily life and conduct as a filing system for his perceptions. From The Waterworks.”
.― E.L. Doctorow, The Waterworks

City of God, E.L. Doctorow Quotes

In his workbook, a New York City novelist records the contents of his teeming brain — a virtual repository of the predominant ideas and historical disasters of the twentieth century. … Google Books
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Most Inspiring E.L. Doctorow Quotes

“And so the ordinary unendurable torments we all experienced were indeed exceptional in the way they were absorbed in each heart.”
― E.L. Doctorow, City of God
“I take the position that true faith is not a supersessional knowledge. It cannot discard the intellect.”
― E.L. Doctorow, City of God
“Orthodox devotions that do not let in the light of modern knowledge are no more than a form of ancestor worship.”
― E.L. Doctorow, City of God
“And when a song is good, a standard, we recognize it as expressing a truth. Like a formula, it can apply to everyone, not just the singer.”
― E.L. Doctorow, City of God
“The experience of experience is untransmittable.”
― E.L. Doctorow, City of God
“And what if neutrinos in their uncountable multitudinous dark-matteredness gravitationally directing the universe . . . are the souls of the dead?”
― E.L. Doctorow, City of God
“Novels can do anything in the dark horrors of consciousness. Films do close-ups, car drive-ups, places, chases, and explosions.”
― E.L. Doctorow, City of God
“19. I wrote in my notebook that even if all the possible scientific questions are answered, our problem is still not touched at all.”
― E.L. Doctorow, City of God
“The bad news is that if we do in fact get off the earth we will contaminate the rest of the universe with our moral insufficiency.”
“And so do people pass out of one’s life and all you can remember of them is their humanity, a poor fitful thing of no dominion, like your own.”

Homer & Langley E.L. Doctorow Quotes

Homer & Langley is a novel by American author E. L. Doctorow published in September 2009. It imagines a version of the lives of the Collyer brothers of New York City, notorious for their eccentricities as well as their habit of compulsively hoarding a plethora of various bric-a-brac, newspapers, books and other items. Wikipedia
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“There is music in words, and it can be heard you know, by thinking.”
― E.L. Doctorow, Homer & Langley
“I remember holding her in my arms and absolving God of meaninglessness.”
― E.L. Doctorow, Homer & Langley
“And so do people pass out of one’s life and all you can remember of them is their humanity, a poor fitful thing of no dominion, like your own.”
― E.L. Doctorow, Homer & Langley
“I knew he was the real thing because when he laughed other men at the table laughed with him.”
― E.L. Doctorow, Homer & Langley
“The images of things are not the things in themselves.”
― E.L. Doctorow, Homer & Langley
“We had a joke, Langley and I: Someone dying asks if there is life after death. Yes, comes the answer, only not yours.”
― E.L. Doctorow, Homer & Langley
“It was innocents who died, not those born with the strength of no illusions.”
― E.L. Doctorow, Homer & Langley
“You have to know someone to want to kill him.”
― E.L. Doctorow, Homer & Langley
“Homer, maybe you can tell me why I am fatally attracted to women who are no more than mirrors of myself.”
― E.L. Doctorow, Homer & Langley
“Christ, what I wouldn’t give to be something other than a human being.”
― E.L. Doctorow, Homer & Langley
“Dimmi, Homer, possiamo davvero dirci liberi, se lo siamo solo quando ce lo permettono? (pag. 98)”
― E.L. Doctorow, Homer & Langley

Andrew’s Brain Quotes

Andrew’s Brain is a novel written by E.L. Doctorow, published in 2014. It was Doctorow’s last novel before his death in 2015. Wikipedia
Inspirational Quotations by E. L. Doctorow

Inspirational Quotations by E. L. Doctorow

“Where most people live, most of us, imagining it to be the real sunlit world when it is only a cave lit by the flickering fires of illusion.”
― E.L. Doctorow, Andrew’s Brain
“It’s a kind of jail, the brain’s mind. We’ve got these mysterious three-pound brains and they jail us.”
― E.L. Doctorow, Andrew’s Brain
“Consciousness without world is impossible, just as there is no sight without the light to see by. Is that your objection,”
― E.L. Doctorow, Andrew’s Brain
“Mi único trauma es la vida.”
― E.L. Doctorow, Andrew’s Brain
“Es una especie de cárcel, la mente del cerebro. Tenemos estos misteriosos cerebros de mil trescientos gramos, y nos encarcelan.”
― E.L. Doctorow, Andrew’s Brain
“I asked this question: How can I think about my brain when it’s my brain doing the thinking? So is this brain pretending to be me thinking about it?”
― E.L. Doctorow, Andrew’s Brain
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