John Updike

John Updike

Was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic.
The first breath of adultery is the freest after it, constraints aping marriage develop.More John Updike quotes [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Sex is like money; only too much is enough.More John Updike quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you look at the best-seller list, it is mostly thrillers. Very few books attempt to create an image of the life we live. I knew there were writers who wore tweed coats and lived in Connecticut and somehow made a living, and that's what I aimed to do. I've tried to write as well as I can with books that say something to any reader.More John Updike quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is always a chance of failure, of producing something totally unnecessary. But I guess that chance of failure is what makes tightrope walking, race-car driving...More John Updike quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I'm willing to show good taste, if I can, in somebody else's living room, but our reading life is too short for a writer to be in any way polite. Since his words enter into another's brain in silence and intimacy, he should be as honest and explicit as we are with ourselves.More John Updike quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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