Peter Vries Quotes


16 Peter Vries quotes:



"Nostalgia isn't what it used to be."
Author: Vries Quotes Category: American Novelist Quotes Nostalgia Quotes
"I am not impressed by the Ivy League establishments. Of course they graduate the best -- it's all they'll take, leaving to others the problem of educating the country. They will give you an education the way the banks will give you money -- provided you can prove to their satisfaction that you don't need it."
Author: Vries Quotes Category: College Quotes
"When I can no longer bear to think of the victims of broken homes, I begin to think of the victims of intact ones."
"The tuba is certainly the most intestinal of instruments, the very lower bowel of music."
"I was thinking that we all learn by experience, but some of us have to go to summer school."
"The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination. But the combination is locked up in the safe."
"My father hated radio and could not wait for television to be invented so he could hate that too."
"Pain is the question mark turned like a fishhook in the human heart."
"Words fashioned with somewhat over precise diction are like shapes turned out by a cookie cutter."
"The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character."
"Life is a zoo in a jungle."
Author: Vries Quotes Category: Funny Quotes
"We must love one another, yes, yes, that's all true enough, but nothing says we have to like each other. It may be the very recognition of all men as our brothers that accounts for the sibling rivalry, and even enmity, we have toward so many of them."
Author: Vries Quotes Category: Love Quotes Human Fellowship Quotes
"Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us."
Author: Vries Quotes Category: Food Quotes
"The murals in restaurants are on par with the food in museums"
Author: Vries Quotes Category: Food Quotes
"We must love one another, yes, yes, that's all true enough, but nothing says we have to like each other."
Author: Vries Quotes Category: Love Quotes
"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"
Author: Vries Quotes Category: Soul Quotes



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