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John Cheever – 10 Quotes

 

10 Quotes by John Cheever

 

I can’t write without a reader. It’s precisely like a kiss – you can’t do it alone.

– John Cheever


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


The need to write comes from the need to make sense of one’s life and discover one’s usefulness.

– John Cheever


When I remember my family, I always remember their backs. They were always indignantly leaving places.

– John Cheever


Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not let her into your house.

– John Cheever


Homesickness is nothing. Fifty percent of the people in the world are homesick all the time.

– John Cheever


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

– John Cheever


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

– John Cheever


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

– John Cheever


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

– John Cheever