John Cheever quotes

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Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil not the strength to choose between the two.
Strange and predatory and truly dangerous, car thieves and muggers--they seem to jeopardize all our cherished concepts, even our s ...
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 wom ...
I do not understand the capricious lewdness of the sleeping mind.
When the beginnings of self-destruction enter the heart it seems no bigger than a grain of sand.
My veins are filled, once a week with a Neapolitan carpet cleaner distilled from the Adriatic and I am as bald as an egg. However ...
At my back I hear the word--"homosexual"--and it seems to split my world in two.... It is ignorance, our ignorance of one another, ...
The task of an American writer is not to describe the misgivings of a woman taken in adultery as she looks out of a window at the ...
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 h ...
The organizations of men, like men themselves, seem subject to deafness, nearsightedness, lameness, and involuntary cruelty. We se ...
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