Quotation by John Cheever

One would never have guessed that the world had such a capacity for genuine grief. The most we can do is exploit our memories of his excellence.
John Cheever (1912–1982), U.S. author. "The Sixties," 1963 entry, John Cheever: The Journals, ed. Robert Gottlieb (1991).

On the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
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