Coping the quote
6+ quotes from Billy Bathgate by E.L. Doctorow

Quotes from Billy Bathgate

E.L. Doctorow ·  326 pages

Rating: (5.6K votes)


“هر شهری سرانجام به پایان می‌رسد و جاده‌ای تهی آغاز می‌شود که پیمودن آن ایمان می‌طلبد”
― E.L. Doctorow, quote from Billy Bathgate


“The story was clearly over, as in juggling when the ball you throw up finds the moment to come down, hesitates as if it might not, and then drops at the same speed of that celestial light. And life is no longer good but just what you happen to be holding.”
― E.L. Doctorow, quote from Billy Bathgate


“And now I will tell of the revels that went on for three nights and two days in the brothel on West Seventy-sixth Street between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues.”
― E.L. Doctorow, quote from Billy Bathgate


“When crime was working as it was supposed to it was very dull. Very lucrative and very dull.”
― E.L. Doctorow, quote from Billy Bathgate


“... دیدم که اشتباه فکری چه عواقبی ممکن است داشته باشد و خاطرجمعی بیجا چقدر خطرناک است و اطمینانی که از ندیدن واقعیت ناشی میشود مرگ آور است.”
― E.L. Doctorow, quote from Billy Bathgate


“How I admired the life of taking pains, of living in defiance of a government that did not like you and did not want you and wanted to destroy you so that you had to build out protections for yourself with money and men, deploying armament, buying alliances, patrolling borders, as in a state of secession, by your will and wit and warrior spirit living smack in the eye of the monster, his very eye. But”
― E.L. Doctorow, quote from Billy Bathgate


About the author

E.L. Doctorow
Born place: in Bronx, New York City, New York, The United States
Born date January 6, 1931
See more on GoodReads

Popular quotes

“I would do what I did best, I thought. I would wait. It was only a matter of time, after all.”
― Alice Sebold, quote from The Almost Moon


“What determines our brotherhood is what that man is by reason of Christ. Our community with one another consists solely in what Christ has done to both of us. This is true not merely at the beginning, as though in the course of time something else were to be added to our community; it remains so for all the future and to all eternity. I have community with others and I shall continue to have it only through Jesus Christ. The more genuine and the deeper our community becomes, the more will everything else between us recede, the more clearly and purely will Jesus Christ and his work become the one and only thing that is vital between us. We have one another only through Christ, but through Christ we do have one another, wholly, for eternity.”
― Dietrich Bonhoeffer, quote from Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community


“God is a hack,” he said. “He’s a writer on an awful science fiction television show, and He can’t plot His way out of a box. How do you have faith when you know that?”
― John Scalzi, quote from Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas


“For although I feel that I know a tremendous lot, I am not yet aware how much there is in the world to find out about. It will take me a little time to discover whether I am very wise or very foolish" - Jack Pumpkinhead - The Marvellous Land Of Oz by L. Frank Baum pg 20 chapter 2”
― L. Frank Baum, quote from The Marvelous Land of Oz (Books of Wonder)


“Isobel had entrusted the note to Gwen just before Baltimore. And the small scrap of paper still remained her only tangible evidence that Varen had loved her.

Expect...he didn't anymore.”
― Kelly Creagh, quote from Oblivion


Interesting books

The Complete Short Novels
(10.1K)
The Complete Short N...
by Anton Chekhov
The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-create Your World Your Way
(24.6K)
The Power of Intenti...
by Wayne W. Dyer
Todos los fuegos el fuego
(5.9K)
Todos los fuegos el...
by Julio Cortázar
Ecce Homo
(8.3K)
Ecce Homo
by Friedrich Nietzsche
Parallel Lives
(1.2K)
Parallel Lives
by Plutarch
The Sweetest Game
(11.7K)
The Sweetest Game
by J. Sterling

About BookQuoters

BookQuoters is a community of passionate readers who enjoy sharing the most meaningful, memorable and interesting quotes from great books. As the world communicates more and more via texts, memes and sound bytes, short but profound quotes from books have become more relevant and important. For some of us a quote becomes a mantra, a goal or a philosophy by which we live. For all of us, quotes are a great way to remember a book and to carry with us the author’s best ideas.

We thoughtfully gather quotes from our favorite books, both classic and current, and choose the ones that are most thought-provoking. Each quote represents a book that is interesting, well written and has potential to enhance the reader’s life. We also accept submissions from our visitors and will select the quotes we feel are most appealing to the BookQuoters community.

Founded in 2018, BookQuoters has quickly become a large and vibrant community of people who share an affinity for books. Books are seen by some as a throwback to a previous world; conversely, gleaning the main ideas of a book via a quote or a quick summary is typical of the Information Age but is a habit disdained by some diehard readers. We feel that we have the best of both worlds at BookQuoters; we read books cover-to-cover but offer you some of the highlights. We hope you’ll join us.