John Cheever

John Cheever – The need to write comes…


“The need to write comes from the need to make sense of one’s life and discover one’s usefulness.”
-John Cheever

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John Cheever – Wisdom we know is the…


“Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.”
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John Cheever – I can’t write without a…


“I can’t write without a reader. It’s precisely like a kiss – you can’t do it alone.”
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John Cheever – Homesickness is nothing. Fifty percent…


“Homesickness is nothing. Fifty percent of the people in the world are homesick all the time.”
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John Cheever – It was a splendid summer…


“It was a splendid summer morning and it seemed as if nothing could go wrong.”
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John Cheever – Wisdom is the knowledge of…


“Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.”
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John Cheever – Fear tastes like a rusty…


“Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not let her into your house.”
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John Cheever – All literary men are Red…


“All literary men are Red Sox fans – to be a Yankee fan in a literate society is to endanger your life.”
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John Cheever – For me, a page of…


“For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the rain and the noise of battle. It has the power to give grief or universality that lends it a youthful beauty.”
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John Cheever – When I remember my family…


“When I remember my family, I always remember their backs. They were always indignantly leaving places.”
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