John Cheever Quotes

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Born: May 27, 1912, Quincy, Massachusetts, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Ossining, New York, USA, June 18, 1982
Occupation: Author

1.
All literary men are Red Sox fans - to be a Yankee fan in a literate society is to endanger your life.
- John Cheever

2.
Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not let her into your house.
- John Cheever

3.
For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the rain and the noise of battle. It has the power to give grief or universality that lends it a youthful beauty.
- John Cheever

4.
Homesickness is nothing. Fifty percent of the people in the world are homesick all the time.
- John Cheever

5.
I can't write without a reader. It's precisely like a kiss - you can't do it alone.
- John Cheever

6.
It was a splendid summer morning and it seemed as if nothing could go wrong.
- John Cheever

7.
The need to write comes from the need to make sense of one's life and discover one's usefulness.
- John Cheever

8.
When I remember my family, I always remember their backs. They were always indignantly leaving places.
- John Cheever

9.
Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.
- John Cheever

10.
Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two.
- John Cheever

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