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John Cheever Quotes

John Cheever Quotes & Quotations
John Cheever
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    Art is the triumph over chaos. John-CheeverJohn Cheever
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    Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not let her into your house. John-CheeverJohn Cheever
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    Good writers are often excellent at a hundred other things, but writing promises a greater latitude for the ego. John-CheeverJohn Cheever
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    Homesickness is nothing Fifty percent of the people in the world are homesick all the time. John-CheeverJohn Cheever
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    I can't write without a reader. It's precisely like a kiss - you can't do it alone. John-CheeverJohn Cheever
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    I do not understand the capricious lewdness of the sleeping mind. John-CheeverJohn Cheever
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    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. John-CheeverJohn Cheever
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    It was a splendid summer morning and it seemed as if nothing could go wrong. John-CheeverJohn Cheever
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    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. John-CheeverJohn Cheever
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    People look for morals in fiction because there has always been a confusion between fiction and philosophy. John-CheeverJohn Cheever
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    That's the way I remember them, heading for an exit. John-CheeverJohn Cheever
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    The deep joy we take in the company of people with whom we have just recently fallen in love is undisguisable. John-CheeverJohn Cheever
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    The need to write comes from the need to make sense of one's life and discover one's usefulness. John-CheeverJohn Cheever
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    The task of an American writer is not to describe the misgivings of a woman taken in adultery as she looks out of a window at the rain but to describe four hundred people under the lights reaching for a foul ball. This is ceremony. John-CheeverJohn Cheever
  • 15
    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. John-CheeverJohn Cheever
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    When I remember my family, I always remember their backs. They were always indignantly leaving places. John-CheeverJohn Cheever