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  • ''It rots a writer's brain, it cretinises you. You say the same thing again and again, and when you do that happily you're well on the way to being a cretin. Or a politician.''
    John Updike (b. 1932), U.S. author, critic. interview, in Observer (London, Aug. 30, 1987). Interviewed by novelist Martin Amis.
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  • ''Customs and convictions change; respectable people are the last to know, or to admit, the change, and the ones most offended by fresh reflections of the facts in the mirror of art.''
    John Updike (b. 1932), U.S. author, critic. New Yorker (July 30, 1990).
  • ''Now that I am sixty, I see why the idea of elder wisdom has passed from currency.''
    John Updike (b. 1932), U.S. author, critic. New Yorker (November 1992).
  • ''Sex is like money; only too much is enough.''
    John Updike (b. 1932), U.S. author, critic. Piet Hanema, in Couples, ch. 5 (1968).
  • ''To be President of the United States, sir, is to act as advocate for a blind, venomous, and ungrateful client; still, one must make the best of the case, for the purposes of Providence.''
    John Updike (b. 1932), U.S. author, critic. President James Polk, in Buchanan Dying, act 2 (1974).
  • ''America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.''
    John Updike (b. 1932), U.S. author, critic. Problems, "How to Love America and Leave it at the Same Time," (1980).
  • ''Truth should not be forced; it should simply manifest itself, like a woman who has in her privacy reflected and coolly decided to bestow herself upon a certain man.''
    John Updike (b. 1932), U.S. author, critic. Self-Consciousness: Memoirs, ch. 6 (1989).
  • ''Looking foolish does the spirit good. The need not to look foolish is one of youth's many burdens; as we get older we are exempted from more and more, and float upward in our heedlessness, singing Gratia Dei sum quod sum.''
    John Updike (b. 1932), U.S. author, critic. Self-Consciousness: Memoirs, ch. 6 (1989). Gratia Dei sum quod sum ("Thanks be to God that I am what I am")Mone of the epigraphs of Updike's volume of memoirs—is inscribed on the tomb of Bishop West of Ely in Ely Cathedral, England.
  • ''The yearning for an afterlife is the opposite of selfish: it is love and praise for the world that we are privileged, in this complex interval of light, to witness and experience.''
    John Updike (b. 1932), U.S. author, critic. Self-Consciousness: Memoirs, ch. 6 (1989).
  • ''The essential self is innocent, and when it tastes its own innocence knows that it lives for ever.''
    John Updike (b. 1932), U.S. author, critic. Self-Consciousness: Memoirs, ch. 1 (1989).

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Best Poem of noah nomadic

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,
she smiles big like a woolf
slipping stones into her pockets, her heart
weighted down and stepping in

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The Body Chaotic

i am the
body chaotic falling feeble to
every urge,
compiled of dissonance and discord

hips too wide for a
stomache once taunt now
sagging under its weight since he
ran his rough hands

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