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John Updike

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Suspect each moment, for it is a thief, tiptoeing away with more than it brings.

— John Updike

#time #life

The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.

— John Updike

#new-york-city #humor

If you have the guts to be yourself, other people'll pay your price.

— John Updike


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

— John Updike


It is easy to love people in memory; the hard thing is to love them when they are there in front of you.

— John Updike


But it seems to me that once you begin a gesture it's fatal not to go through with it.

— John Updike


But it is just two lovers, holding hands and in a hurry to reach their car, their locked hands a starfish leaping through the dark.

— John Updike

#imagery #inspirational #love #lovers #metaphor

If she’d been born at the right time they would have burned her over in Salem.

— John Updike

#comic #humor #john-updike #humor

Americans have been conditioned to respect newness, whatever it costs them.

— John Updike

#been #conditioned #costs #newness #them

Being able to write becomes a kind of shield, a way of hiding, a way of too instantly transforming pain into honey.

— John Updike

#life #writing #inspirational

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He once wrote that it was "a subject which if I have not exhausted has exhausted me. His mother's attempts to be a publiJohn Updiked writer influenced the young Updike's own aspirations. Later Updike and his family relocated to Ipswich Massachusetts.

John Hoyer Updike (18 March 1932 – 27 January 2009) was an American novelist poet short story writer art critic and literary critic. Hundreds of his stories reviews and poems appeared in The New Yorker starting in 1954. Describing his subject as "the American small town Protestant middle class" Updike was well recognized for his careful craftsmanship his unique prose style and his prolificity.

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