John Updike Quotes

John Updike

US author (1932 - )

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Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.

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The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one

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You can never get the smell of smoke out. Like the smell of failure in life.

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Critics are like pigs at the pastry cart.

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Life is like an overlong drama through which we sit being nagged by the vague memories of having read the reviews.

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America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.

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Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.

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Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.

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