John Updike

Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.

John Updike

Most Shared Quotes

E. B. White The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the new power but the speed of man's adjustment to it, the speed of his acceptance.
Walt Whitman The real war will never get in the books.
Leighton Meester I haven't ever really relied on relationships with guys. They come around and it's cool, but it's never been a big thing. I guess I've just been really distracted by work.
Tennessee Williams The strongest influences in my life and my work are always whomever I love. Whomever I love and am with most of the time, or whomever I remember most vividly. I think that's true of everyone, don't you?
Gene Fowler He has a profound respect for old age. Especially when it's bottled.
Audre Lorde But the true feminist deals out of a lesbian consciousness whether or not she ever sleeps with women.
Anne Tyler The one ironclad rule is that I have to try. I have to walk into my writing room and pick up my pen every weekday morning.
Clint Eastwood If I'd had good discipline, I might have gone into music.
Joseph Stiglitz My teachers helped guide and motivate me but the responsibility of learning was left with me, an approach to learning which was later reinforced by my experiences at Amherst.
M. Russell Ballard It may not always be easy, convenient, or politically correct to stand for truth and right, but it is the right thing to do. Always.
Jose Carreras At first we got along real well. Now... it's pretty much just a professional relationship.
George Santayana The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who have loved it.
Thomas S. Monson Should doubt knock at your doorway, just say to those skeptical, disturbing, rebellious thoughts, I propose to stay with my faith, with the faith of my people.
Cyril Cusack The relationship with a live audience seems to me to count for more.
Giuseppe Garibaldi To this wonderful page in our country's history another more glorious still will be added, and the slave shall show at last to his free brothers a sharpened sword forged from the links of his fetters.
Evangeline Lilly Acting is something I appreciate, and I think it's been an amazing experience. But I'm not passionate about acting the way you probably should be to call yourself an actor.
Ernestine Rose I know that some endeavor to throw the mantle of romance over the subject and treat woman like some ideal existence, not liable to the ills of life. Let those deal in fancy who have nothing better to deal in we have to do with sober, sad realities, with stubborn facts.
Herbert Spencer Those who have never entered upon scientific pursuits know not a tithe of the poetry by which they are surrounded.
Al Pacino You need some insecurity if you're an actor. It keeps the pot boiling. I haven't yet started to think about retiring. I was shocked when I heard about Paul Newman retiring at age 82. Most actors just fade away like old soldiers.
Henry Miller Sin, guilt, neurosis they are one and the same, the fruit of the tree of knowledge.

John Updike

by admin time to read: <1 min
0