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«To be President of the United States, sir, is to act as advocate for a blind, venomous, and ungrateful client; still, one must make the best of the case, for the purposes of Providence.»
«School is where you go between when your parents can't take you, and industry can't take you.»
Author: John Updike | Keywords: Go Between
«Government is either organized benevolence or organized madness; its peculiar magnitude permits no shading.»
Author: John Updike | Keywords: permits, shading, shadings
«I secretly understood: the primitive appeal of the hearth. Television is-its irresistible charm-a fire.»
Author: John Updike | About: Television | Keywords: hearth, secretly
«The city overwhelmed our expectations. The Kiplingesque grandeur of Waterloo Station, the Eliotic despondency of the brick row in Chelsea the Dickensian nightmare of fog and sweating pavement and besmirched cornices.»
«The inner spaces that a good story lets us enter are the old apartments of religion.»
Author: John Updike | Keywords: apartments, good story
«Each morning my characters greet me with misty faces willing, though chilled, to muster for another day's progress through the dazzling quicksand the marsh of blank paper.»
Author: John Updike | About: Character, Progress | Keywords: chilled, dazzle, dazzling, greet, marsh, marshes
«There's a crystallization that goes on in a poem which the young man can bring off, but which the middle-aged man can't.»

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