Updike John QUOTES

  • Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.

  • We are most alive when we're in love.

  • Suspect each moment, for it is a thief, tiptoeing away with more than it brings.

  • We do survive every moment, after all, except the last one.

  • It is easy to love people in memory; the hard thing is to love them when they are there in front of you.

  • A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership.

  • What is the past, after all, but a vast sheet of darkness in which a few moments, pricked apparently at random, shine

  • What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.

  • Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.

  • Every marriage tends to consist of an aristocrat and a peasant. Of a teacher and a learner.

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