"There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Don DeLillo on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Don DeLillo on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Don DeLillo on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Don DeLillo on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Don DeLillo on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"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 a connection between the advances that are made in technology and the sense of primitive fear people develop in response to it."
"The future belongs to crowds."