Until the 20th century it was generally assumed that a writer had said what he had to say in his works.
Quote by John Updike
John Updike Quotes
The inner spaces that a good story lets us enter are the old apartments of...
But for a few phrases from his letters and an odd line or two of...
Our brains are no longer conditioned for reverence and awe. We cannot imagine a Second...
Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players...
Religion enables us to ignore nothingness and get on with the jobs of life.
Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the...
I secretly understood: the primitive appeal of the hearth. Television is-its irresistible charm-a fire.
Writing and rewriting are a constant search for what it is one is saying
In memory's telephoto lens, far objects are magnified.
We are most alive when we're in love.
I love my government not least for the extent to which it leaves me alone.
A narrative is like a room on whose walls a number of false doors have...
Each morning my characters greet me with misty faces willing, though chilled, to muster for...
Inspiration arrives as a packet of material to be delivered.
Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them
Existence itself does not feel horrible; it feels like an ecstasy, rather, which we have...
The first breath of adultery is the freest; after it, constraints aping marriage develop.
It is not difficult to deceive the first time, for the deceived possesses no antibodies;...
Husbands are chiefly good lovers when they are betraying their wives.
Statistically speaking, there is a 65 percent chance that the love of your life is...