Quotes from Billy Bathgate

E.L. Doctorow ·  326 pages

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“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
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