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Perfectionism is the enemy of creation, as extreme self-solitude is the enemy of well-being.


John Updike

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Oh,' she says, 'the Vat prints nothing but rapes. You know what a rape usually is? It's a woman who ...
JOHN UPDIKE
Vagueness and procrastination are ever a comfort to the frail in spirit.
JOHN UPDIKE
A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's p...
JOHN UPDIKE
The essential self is innocent, and when it tastes its own innocence knows that it lives for ever.
JOHN UPDIKE
Being a famous writer is a little like being a tall dwarf. You're on the edge of normality.
JOHN UPDIKE
When we try in good faith to believe in materialism, in the exclusive reality of the physical, we ar...
JOHN UPDIKE
Celebrity is a mask that eats into the face. As soon as one is aware of being somebody, to be watche...
JOHN UPDIKE
Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.
JOHN UPDIKE
Most of American life consists of driving somewhere and then returning home, wondering why the hell ...
JOHN UPDIKE
The writer must face the fact that ordinary lives are what most people live most of the time, and th...
JOHN UPDIKE
We are most alive when we're in love.
JOHN UPDIKE
Mars has long exerted a pull on the human imagination. The erratically moving red star in the sky wa...
JOHN UPDIKE
I should mention something that nobody ever thinks about, but proofreading takes a lot of time. Afte...
JOHN UPDIKE
All love comes from the family.
JOHN UPDIKE
Golf's ultimate moral instruction directs us to find within ourselves a pivotal center of enjoym...
JOHN UPDIKE
Tiger Woods did not always win majors with ease; after his narrow victory in the 1999 PGA, he slumpe...
JOHN UPDIKE
Truth should not be forced; it should simply manifest itself, like a woman who has in her privacy re...
JOHN UPDIKE
Government is either organized benevolence or organized madness; its peculiar magnitude permits no s...
JOHN UPDIKE
The writers we tend to universally admire, like Beckett, or Kafka, or TS Eliot, are not very prolifi...
JOHN UPDIKE
In my first 15 or 20 years of authorship, I was almost never asked to give a speech or an interview....
JOHN UPDIKE
By the mid-17th century, telescopes had improved enough to make visible the seasonally growing and s...
JOHN UPDIKE
Hobbies take place in the cellar and smell of airplane glue.
JOHN UPDIKE