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Peter De Vries

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I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork.

— Peter De Vries

#writing #humor

The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults.

— Peter De Vries

#aging #children #marriage #maturity #parenting

Human nature is pretty shabby stuff, as you may know from introspection.

— Peter De Vries


A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetric-ally once, and by car forever after.

— Peter De Vries


I made a tentative conclusion. It seemed from all of this that uppermost among human joys is the negative one of restoration: not going to the stars, but learning that one may stay where one is.

— Peter De Vries

#life-experience #experience

I write when I'm inspired, and I see to it that I'm inspired at nine o'clock every morning.

— Peter De Vries

#every #i #i see #i write #inspired

Everybody hates me because I'm so universally liked.

— Peter De Vries

#everybody #hates #i #liked #me

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

— Peter De Vries


Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff - it is a palliative rather than a remedy.

— Peter De Vries

#confession #good #only #rather #remedy

We are not primarily put on this earth to see through one another, but to see one another through.

— Peter De Vries

#earth #primarily #put #see #through

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The New Yorker 25 (50): 34–35. He supported himself with a number of different jobs including those of vending machine operator toffee-apple salesman radio actor in the 1930s and editor for Poetry magazine from 1938 to 1944.   Humorous piece about jazz snobs.

Peter De Vries (February 27 1910 – September 28 1993) was an American editor and novelist known for his satiric wit.

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