Language Is A Virus

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
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    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