Peter De Vries


Peter De Vries Quotes

  • ''When I can no longer bear to think of the victims of broken homes, I begin to think of the victims of intact ones.''
    Peter De Vries (b. 1910), U.S. author. Augie, in The Tunnel of Love, ch. 8 (1954).
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  • ''You can make a sordid thing sound like a brilliant drawing-room comedy. Probably a fear we have of facing up to the real issues. Could you say we were guilty of Noel Cowardice?''
    Peter De Vries (b. 1910), U.S. author. Comfort Me With Apples, ch. 15 (1956).
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  • ''Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.''
    Peter De Vries (b. 1910), U.S. author. Crystal, in Comfort Me with Apples, ch. 15 (1956).
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  • ''Anyone informed that the universe is expanding and contracting in pulsations of eighty billion years has a right to ask, "What's in it for me?"''
    Peter De Vries (b. 1910), U.S. author. The narrator (Jim Tickler), in The Glory of the Hummingbird, ch. 1 (1939).
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  • ''Everybody hates me because I'm so universally liked.''
    Peter De Vries (b. 1910), U.S. author. the narrator, Joe Sandwich, in The Vale of Laughter, pt. 1, ch. 1 (1967).
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  • ''There are times when parenthood seems nothing but feeding the mouth that bites you.''
    Peter De Vries (b. 1910), U.S. author. The Tunnel of Love, ch. 5 (1954).
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  • ''There are times when parenthood seems nothing but feeding the mouth that bites you.''
    Peter De Vries (b. 1910), U.S. author. The Tunnel of Love, ch. 5 (1954).
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  • ''Who of us is mature enough for offspring before the offspring themselves arrive? The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults.''
    Peter De Vries (20th century), U.S. author. Tunnel of Love, ch. 8 (1954).
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