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Quotation by John Updike
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"A Foreword for Younger Readers" Assorted Prose (1965)
Assorted Prose (1965)
George Caldwell, in The Centaur (1963)
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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