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I've been homesick for countries I've never been, and longed to be where I couldn't be.


John Cheever

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I suppose the one quality in an astronaut more powerful than any other is curiosity. They have to ge...
JOHN GLENN
Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. For, thos...
JOHN DONNE
When we try in good faith to believe in materialism, in the exclusive reality of the physical, we ar...
JOHN UPDIKE
For they conquer who believe they can.
JOHN DRYDEN
Sweet Benjamin, since thou art young, and hast not yet the use of tongue, make it thy slave, while t...
JOHN HOSKINS
Nobody controls me. I'm uncontrollable. The only one who can control me is me, and that's just barel...
JOHN LENNON
Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake?
This is commonly misquotes as You can't ha...
JOHN HEYWOOD
There is more than a verbal tie between the words common, community, and communication. Try the expe...
JOHN DEWEY
Are there not thousands in the world who love their fellows even to the death, who feel the giant ag...
JOHN KEATS
Fortune befriends the bold.
JOHN DRYDEN
I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all ex...
JOHN LENNON
Nothing can be beautiful which is not true.
JOHN RUSKIN
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness; ...
JOHN KEATS
A few years back I was more a candidate for skid row bum than an Emmy. If I hadn't stopped drinking,...
JOHN LARROQUETTE
He who goes to bed, and goes to bed sober,
Falls as the leaves do, and dies in October;
But he...
JOHN FLETCHER
No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect. If he is not a sculptor or pai...
JOHN RUSKIN
Cleanliness is indeed next to godliness.
JOHN WESLEY
History gives us a kind of chart, and we dare not surrender even a small rushlight in the darkness. ...
JOHN BUCHAN
An unimaginative person can neither be reverent or kind.
JOHN RUSKIN
Accuse not nature, she hath done her part;
Do thou but thine, and be not diffident
Of wisdom, ...
JOHN MILTON
What is the single most important quality in a tennis champion? I would have to say desire, staying ...
JOHN MCENROE
Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves they have a b...
JOHN CIARDI
The watchful mother tarries nigh, though sleep has closed her infants eyes.
JOHN KEBLE
Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the ende...
JOHN DEWEY
You make your own dream. That's the Beatles' story, isn't it? That's Yoko's story. That's what I'm s...
JOHN LENNON
The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. I...
JOHN LENNON
I am walking over hot coals suspended over a deep pit at the bottom of which are a large number of v...
JOHN MAJOR
O loss of sight, of thee I most complain! Blind among enemies, O worse than chains, dungeon or begga...
JOHN MILTON
You know, it's cigarettes that killed (Jerry) Garcia. Everyone thinks it's heroin, but it wasn't. It...
JOHN MELLENCAMP
The question before the human race is, whether the God of nature shall govern the world by his own l...
JOHN ADAMS
He invades authors like a monarch; and what would be theft in other poets is only victory in him.
JOHN DRYDEN
All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget. In this - as in other ways - they are the ...
JOHN BERGER
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
JOHN ADAMS
The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, as poverty was before, the result...
JOHN BERGER
The higher a man stands, the more the word vulgar becomes unintelligible to him.
JOHN RUSKIN
Wide sea, that one continuous murmur breeds along the pebbled shore of memory!
JOHN KEATS
The past grows gradually around one, like a placenta for dying.
JOHN BERGER
Temperament lies behind mood; behind will, lies the fate of character. Then behind both, the influen...
JOHN BURROUGHS