John Updike

John Updike

Was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic.
The heart prefers to move against the grain of circumstance; perversity is the souls very life.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]
In asking forgiveness of women for our mythologizing of their bodies, for being unreal about them, we can only appeal to their own sexuality, which is different but not basically different, perhaps, from our own. For women, too, there seems to be that tangle of supplication and possessiveness, that descent toward infantile undifferentiation, that omnipotent helplessness, that merger with the cosmic mother-warmth, that flushed pulse-quickened leap into overestimation, projection, general mix-up.More John Updike quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Seemed to me important in writing about people to be able to describe the sexual transactions between them. It's - for many people it's the height of, what they see, of ecstasy and poetry is in their sexual encounters. And furthermore, personality - human personality does not end in the bedroom, but persists.More John Updike quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Accent the ugly until it becomes gorgeous.More John Updike quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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