E.L. Doctorow’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite E.L. Doctorow Quotes 

E.L. Doctorow, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best E.L. Doctorow quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find E.L. Doctorow’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer E.L. Doctorow made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing.”
― E.L. Doctorow

 “I am often asked the question How can the masses permit themselves to be exploited by the few. The answer is By being persuaded to identify with them.”
― E.L. Doctorow, Ragtime

“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. ”
― E.L. Doctorow

 “Planning to write is not writing. Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you’re doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing. ”
― E.L. Doctorow

 “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.”
― E.L. Doctorow, Writers At Work: The Paris Review Interviews

 “Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader—not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.”
― E.L. Doctorow

“[Writing is] like driving a car at night: you never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”
― E.L. Doctorow

 “I am telling you what I know—words have music and if you are a musician you will write to hear them.”
― E.L. Doctorow

“There is music in words, and it can be heard you know, by thinking.”
― E.L. Doctorow, Homer & Langley

“Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.”
― E.L. Doctorow

10 Famous Quotes by Author E.L. Doctorow

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 E.L. Doctorow quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best E.L. Doctorow quote below and sharing our favourite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by E.L. Doctorow. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable E.L. Doctorow quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – E.L. Doctorow Quote 

“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.”
― E.L. Doctorow

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