"People who are powerless make an open theater of violence."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Don DeLillo on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Don DeLillo on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Don DeLillo on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Don DeLillo on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Don DeLillo on Booker T. Washington
"Californians invented the concept of life-style. This alone warrants their doom."
"I felt Joyce was an influence on my fiction, but in a very general way, as a kind of inspiration and a model for the beauty of language."
"I slept for four years. I didn't study much of anything. I majored in something called communication arts."
"There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down."
"There's a connection between the advances that are made in technology and the sense of primitive fear people develop in response to it."