E. L. Doctorow Quotes

E. L. Doctorow Quotes: The three most important documents a free society gives are a birth certificate, a passport, and a library card.
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E. L. Doctorow Quote: My memories pale as I prevail upon them again and again. They become more and more ghostly. I fear nothing so much as losing them altogether and having only my blank endless mind to live in.
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Quotes about E. L. Doctorow: All over the world today, not just in the totalitarian countries, assiduous functionaries in Ministries of Truth are clubbing history dumb and rendering language insensible.
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Quote about E. L. Doctorow: Every major work of art is a transgression, but the artist is not necessarily, by nature, a transgressor.
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E. L. Doctorow Sayings: 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.
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E. L. Doctorow Saying: What we call fiction is the ancient way of knowing, the total discourse that antedates all the special vocabularies....Fiction is democratic, it reasserts the authority of the single mind to make and remake the world.
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Sayings about E. L. Doctorow: A writer of books has to admit that film is the enemy, and that in my case I have been sleeping with the enemy.
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Saying about E. L. Doctorow: It may be that the most avid readers of new fiction in America today are film producers, an indication of the trouble were in.
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E. L. Doctorow Quotes: There are moments when I cannot bear this unremitting consciousness. It knows only itself. Awake, I am in a continuum with my dreams. I feel my typewriters, my table, my chair to have that assurance of a solid world, where things take up space, where is not the endless emptiness of insubstantial thought that leads to nowhere but itself. My memories pale as I prevail upon them again and again. They become more and more ghostly. I fear nothing so much as losing them altogether and having only my blank endless mind to live in.
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E. L. Doctorow Quote: The voice of the Constitution is the inescapably solemn self-consciousness of the people giving the law unto themselves.
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Quotes about E. L. Doctorow: There is music in words, and it can be heard you know, by thinking.
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Quote about E. L. Doctorow: An Animated Cartoon Theology: 1. People are animals. 2. The body is mortal and subject to incredible pain. 3. Life is antagonistic to the living. 4. The flesh can be sawed, crushed, frozen, stretched, burned, bombed, and plucked for music. 5. The dumb are abused by the smart and the smart destroyed by their own cunning. 6. The small are tortured by the large and the large destroyed by their own momentum. 7. We are able to walk on air, but only as long as our illusion supports us.
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E. L. Doctorow Sayings: I've always felt, as a writer, that radicals are fascinating because they're relations, they have a place in the American family. They're the relatives everyone wishes would go away. They're the embarrassments to decorum and good taste.
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