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E. L. Doctorow
(1931-____) born on
Jan 6
US author, editor. He combined historical figures and events with fiction in "Ragtime," 1975.
         
   
F
We dress them [children] in the presumptions of the world. They are the bright small face of hope. They are the last belief we have, the belief in making them believe.

R
We're always attracted to the edges of what we are, out by the edges where it's a little raw and nervy.
A
Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.
N
Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
K
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "American Anthem."
R: In "Los Angeles Times," 5 Apr 1989.
A: In "The New York Times," 20 Oct 1985.
N: In "Writers at Work," Eighth Series, ed. George Plimpton, 1988.
K: In "Writers at Work," Second Series, ed. by George Plimpton, 1963.
   


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