John Updike

John Updike

Was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic.
Celebrity is a mask that eats into the face. As soon as one is aware of being somebody, to be watched and listened to with extra interest, input ceases, and the performer goes blind and deaf in his over-animation. One can either see or be seen.More John Updike quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Until the 20th century it was generally assumed that a writer had said what he had to say in his works.More John Updike quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Think binary. When matter meets antimatter, both vanish, into pure energy. But both existed; I mean, there was a condition we'll call "existence." Think of one and minus one. Together they add up to zero, nothing, nada, niente, right? Picture them together, then picture them separating-peeling apart. ... Now you have something, you have two somethings, where once you had nothing.More John Updike quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
One does not go to Moscow to get fat.More John Updike quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Writing fiction is like music. You have to keep it moving. You can have slow movements but there has to be a sense of momentum, of going someplace. You hear a snatch of Beethoven and it has a sense of momentum that is unmistakably his. That's a nice quality if you can do it in fiction.More John Updike quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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