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Writing is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as the headlights, but you make the whole trip that way.

E. L. Doctorow (1931-2015) American author, editor
Writers at Work, 8th ed., ed. by George Plimpton (1988)
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The philosophical conservative is someone willing to pay the price of other people’s suffering for his principles.

E. L. Doctorow (1931-2015) American author, editor
Commencement address, Brandeis University (21 May 1989)
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