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The future belongs to crowds.

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The future belongs to crowds.

Don DeLillo

I saw a photograph of a wedding conducted by Reverend Moon of the Unification Church. I wanted to understand this event, and the only way to understand it was to write about it.

Don DeLillo

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

Don DeLillo

People who are powerless make an open theater of violence.

Don DeLillo

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.

Don DeLillo

There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.

Don DeLillo

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

Don DeLillo

The view is endlessly fulfilling. It is like the answer to a lifetime of questions and vague cravings.

Don DeLillo

This was the year he rode the subway to the ends of the city, two hundred miles of track.

Don DeLillo

There were no laptops or handheld devices in class. Ilgauskas didn't exclude them; we did, sort of, unspokenly. Some of us could barely complete a thought without touch pads or scroll buttons, but we understood that high-speed data systems did not belong

Don DeLillo

Brilliant people never think of the lives they smash, being brilliant.

Don DeLillo

Doesn't seem quite real. It's not meaningful. I can't quite imagine myself being 73. That's the age my father was! [Laughter.] How can I be his age? It's weird.

Don DeLillo

As technology advances in complexity and scope, fear becomes more primitive.

Don DeLillo

A writer takes earnest measures to secure his solitude and then finds endless ways to squander it.

Don DeLillo

We feel a private thrill, admit it, at the sight of beauty in flames. We wish to blast all the fine old things to oblivion and replace them with tasteless identicalstructures.

Don DeLillo