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Celebrity is a mask that eats into the face. As soon as one is aware of being somebody, to be watched and listened to with extra interest, input ceases, and the performer goes blind and deaf in his overanimation. John Updike#Fame 657
John Updike#Fame 657
From infancy on we are all spies; the shame is not this but that the secrets to be discovered are so paltry and few. John Updike#Espionage 530
John Updike#Espionage 530
Sex is like money: only too much is enough. John Updike#Sex 72
John Updike#Sex 72
Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life. John Updike#Water 69
John Updike#Water 69
Every marriage tends to consist of an aristocrat and a peasant. Of a teacher and a learner. John Updike#Marriage 68
John Updike#Marriage 68
I love my government not least for the extent to which it leaves me alone. John Updike#alone 67
John Updike#alone 67
Suspect each moment, for it is a thief, tiptoeing away with more than it brings. John Updike#Procrastination 66
John Updike#Procrastination 66
Inspiration arrives as a packet of material to be delivered. John Updike#Arrives 65
John Updike#Arrives 65
Until the 20th century it was generally assumed that a writer had said what he had to say in his works. John Updike#20th 65
John Updike#20th 65
I would especially like to re-court the Muse of poetry, who ran off with the mailman four years ago, and drops me only a scribbled postcard from time to time. John Updike#Poetry 65
John Updike#Poetry 65
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