E. L. Doctorow

"The writer isn't made in a vacuum. Writers are witnesses. The reason we need writers is because we need witnesses to this terrifying century."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia."

Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"History is the present. That's why every generation writes it anew. But what most people think of as history is its end product, myth."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go."

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)