Quotation by John Cheever

We praise Him, we bless Him, we adore Him, we glorify Him, and we wonder who is that baritone across the aisle and that pretty woman on our right who smells of apple blossoms. Our bowels stir and our cod itches and we amend our prayers for the spiritual life with the hope that it will not be too spiritual.
John Cheever (1912–1982), U.S. author. "The Late Forties and the Fifties," entry for 1956, The Journals of John Cheever ed. Robert Gottlieb (1991).
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