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  • ''If men do not keep on speaking terms with children, they cease to be men, and become merely machines for eating and for earning money.''
    John Updike (b. 1932), U.S. author, critic. "A Foreword for Younger Readers," Assorted Prose (1965).
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  • ''A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience.''
    John Updike (b. 1932), U.S. author, critic. Assorted Prose, "Confessions of a Wild Bore," (1965).
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  • ''An affair wants to spill, to share its glory with the world. No act is so private it does not seek applause.''
    John Updike (b. 1932), U.S. author, critic. Couples, ch. 2 (1968).
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  • ''It is not difficult to deceive the first time, for the deceived possesses no antibodies; unvaccinated by suspicion, she overlooks latenesses, accepts absurd excuses, permits the flimsiest patchings to repair great rents in the quotidian.''
    John Updike (b. 1932), U.S. author, critic. Couples, ch. 2 (1968).
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  • ''Every marriage tends to consist of an aristocrat and a peasant. Of a teacher and a learner.''
    John Updike (b. 1932), U.S. novelist, critic. Couples, ch. 1 (1968).
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  • ''By the time a partnership dissolves, it has dissolved.''
    John Updike (b. 1932), U.S. author, critic. Couples, ch. 5 (1968).
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  • ''The first breath of adultery is the freest; after it, constraints aping marriage develop.''
    John Updike (b. 1932), U.S. author, critic. Couples, ch. 5 (1968).
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  • ''Being naked approaches being revolutionary; going barefoot is mere populism.''
    John Updike (b. 1932), U.S. novelist, critic. repr. In Hugging the Shore (1983). "Going Barefoot," On the Vineyard (1980).
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  • ''I love my government not least for the extent to which it leaves me alone.''
    John Updike (b. 1932), U.S. author, critic. testimony, Jan. 30, 1978, given before the Subcommittee on Select Education of the House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor, Boston. Hugging the Shore, appendix (1983).
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  • ''Writing criticism is to writing fiction and poetry as hugging the shore is to sailing in the open sea.''
    John Updike (b. 1932), U.S. author, critic. Hugging the Shore (collection of essays), foreword.
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Untitled For A Fictitious Photographer

you speak so secretive,
hushed and rhythmic like
scat jazz men whispering in my ear-
smoothly disconcerting with your
dark spoke words,
timeless like the photographs you take in shades of gray,
too scared, to sly to pick a side.

and i am standing on the edge inside your
charcoal shadow,
unnoticed by everyone but you.

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Untitled For Julia

they called her too creative with her
free verse thought,
poetic rebellion. she is a
literary rouge, a
rebel without rhyme.
oh but she has every reason for her
angry-girl sad song-
she cries words into a river
too deep to ford,

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