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E. L. Doctorow Quotes

«Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.»
«Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.»
«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.»
«It's like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.»
«There is no longer any such thing as fiction or nonfiction; there's only narrative.»
«Planning to write is not writing. Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you're doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing.»
«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.»
«You can't remember sex. You can remember the fact of it, and recall the setting, and even the details, but the sex of the sex cannot be remembered, the substantive truth of it, it is by nature self-erasing, you can remember its anatomy and be left with a judgment as to the degree of your liking of it, but whatever it is as a splurge of being, as a loss, as a charge of the conviction of love stopping your heart like your execution, there is no memory of it in the brain, only the deduction that it happened and that time passed, leaving you with a silhouette that you want to fill in again.»
«In the twentieth century one of the most personal relationships to have developed is that of the person and the state. It's become a fact of life that governments have become very intimate with people, most always to their detriment.»
«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.»

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