John Cheever Quotes


21 John Cheever quotes:



"Homesickness is nothing. Fifty percent of the people in the world are homesick all the time."
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"When I remember my family, I always remember their backs. They were always indignantly leaving places."
"My veins are filled, once a week with a Neapolitan carpet cleaner distilled from the Adriatic and I am as bald as an egg. However I still get around and am mean to cats."
Author: Cheever Quotes Category: Cancer Quotes
"I can't write without a reader. It's precisely like a kiss - you can't do it alone."
"Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two."
"The deep joy we take in the company of people with whom we have just recently fallen in love is undisguisable."
"All literary men are Red Sox fans - to be a Yankee fan in a literate society is to endanger your life."
"Art is the triumph over chaos."
"Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two."
"Homesickness is nothing Fifty percent of the people in the world are homesick all the time."
"I sometimes go back to walk through the ghostly remains of Sutton Place where the rude, new buildings stand squarely in one another's river views."
"It was a splendid summer morning and it seemed as if nothing could go wrong."
"The need to write comes from the need to make sense of one's life and discover one's usefulness."
"I do not understand the capricious lewdness of the sleeping mind."
"People look for morals in fiction because there has always been a confusion between fiction and philosophy."
"Literature has been the salvation of the damned, literature has inspired and guided lovers, routed despair and can perhaps in this case save the world."
"Good writers are often excellent at a hundred other things, but writing promises a greater latitude for the ego."
"What I am going to write is the last of what I have to say. I will say that literature is the only consciousness we possess and that its role as consciousness must inform us of our ability to comprehend the hideous danger of nuclear power."
"Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not let her into your house."
"Fiction is experimentation; when it ceases to be that, it ceases to be fiction."



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