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Quotation by John Updike
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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