John Updike

John Updike

Was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic.
When I write, I aim in my mind not toward New York but to a vague spot a little to the east of Kansas. I think of the books on library shelves, without their jackets, years old, and a countryish teen-aged boy finding them, and having them speak to him. The review, the stacks in Brentano's, are just hurdles to get over, to place the books on that shelf.More John Updike quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It’s spring! Farewell To chills and colds! The blushing, girlish World unfolds Each flower, leaf And blade of sod— Small letters sent To her from God.More John Updike quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You always find things you didn't know you were going to say, and that is the adventure...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]
Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.More John Updike quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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