"The writer is the person who stands outside society, independent of affiliation and independent of influence."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Don DeLillo on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Don DeLillo on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Don DeLillo on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Don DeLillo on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Don DeLillo on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."