John Updike

John Updike

Was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic.
Journalism has not only its social stimulations but its aesthetic virtues. An invitation into print, from however suspect a source, is an opportunity to make something beautiful, to discover within oneself a treasure that would otherwise have remained buried.More John Updike quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Most of American life consists of driving somewhere and then returning home, wondering why the hell you went.More John Updike quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Living is a compromise, between doing what you want and doing what other people want.More John Updike quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
...but with his mother there's no question of liking him they're not even in a way separate people he began in her stomach and if she gave him life she can take it away and if he feels that withdrawal it will be the grave itself.More John Updike quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The Englishman is under no constitutional obligation to believe that all men are created equal. The American agony is therefore scarcely intelligible, like a saint's self-flagellation viewed by an atheist.More John Updike quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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