E.L. Doctorow Quotes.

1. "Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia."
- Quote by E.L. Doctorow

2. "[Writing is] like driving a car at night: you never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way."
- Quote by E.L. Doctorow

3. "Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader—not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon."
- Quote by E.L. Doctorow

4. "I am telling you what I know—words have music and if you are a musician you will write to hear them."
- Quote by E.L. Doctorow

5. "Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing."
- Quote by E.L. Doctorow

6. "Planning to write is not writing. Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you're doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing."
- Quote by E.L. Doctorow

7. "The difference between Socrates and Jesus is that no one had ever been put to death in Socrates' name. And that is because Socrates' ideas were never made law. Law, in whatever name, protects privilege."
- Quote by E.L. Doctorow

8. "Writers are not just people who sit down and write. They hazard themselves. Every time you compose a book your composition of yourself is at stake."
- Quote by E.L. Doctorow

9. "A novelist is a person who lives in other people's skins."
- Quote by E.L. Doctorow

10. "Satire's nature is to be one-sided, contemptuous of ambiguity, and so unfairly selective as to find in the purity of ridicule an inarguable moral truth."
- Quote by E.L. Doctorow

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