Don Delillo Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Don Delillo quotes, Don Delillo sayings, and Don Delillo proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

As technology advances in complexity and scope, fear becomes more primitive. Don DeLillo
California deserves whatever it gets. Californians invented the concept of life-style. This alone warrants their doom. Don DeLillo
Nostalgia is a product of dissatisfaction and rage. It´s a settling of grievances between the present and the past. Don DeLillo
Fear is self awareness raised to a higher level. Don DeLillo
Hardship makes the world obscure. Don DeLillo
Longing on a large scale makes history. Don DeLillo
The world is full of abandoned meanings. In the commonplace I find unexpected themes and intensities. Don DeLillo
Digital clocks took the space out of time. Don DeLillo
Every sentence has a truth waiting at the end of it and the writer learns how to know it when he finally gets there. Don DeLillo
The genius of the primitive mind is that it can render human helplessness in noble and beautiful ways. Don DeLillo
That's why people take vacations. Not to relax or find excitement or see new places. To escape the death that exists in routine things. Don DeLillo
Brilliant people never think of the lives they smash, being brilliant. Don DeLillo
Fame and secrecy are the high and low ends of the same fascination. Don DeLillo
Stories are consoling, fiction is one of the consolation prizes for having lived in the world. Don DeLillo
Once you've seen the signs about the barn, it becomes impossible to see the barn. Don DeLillo
Too young for Korea, too old for Vietnam. Don DeLillo
People who are powerless make an open theater of violence. Don DeLillo
Spy planes, drone aircraft, satellites with cameras that can see from three hundred miles what you can see from a hundred feet. They see and they hear. Like ancient monks, you know, who recorded knowledge, wrote it painstakingly down. These systems collect and process. All the secret knowledge of the world. Don DeLillo
A dead afternoon in a dark bar was not the worst of fates. Don DeLillo
The question of dying becomes a wise reminder. It cures us of our innocence of the future. Don DeLillo
Air travel reminds us who we are. It’s the means by which we recognize ourselves as modern. The process removes us from the world and sets us apart from each other. We wander in the ambient noise, checking one more time for the flight coupon, the boarding pass, the visa. Don DeLillo
It's not enough to hate your enemy. You have to understand how the two of you bring each other to deep completion. Don DeLillo
Men with secrets tend to be drawn to each other, not because they want to share what they know but because they need the company of the like minded, the fellow afflicted. Don DeLillo