Quotes by John Updike

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In general, the churches, visited by me often on weekdays... bore for me the same relation to God that billboards did to Coca-Cola; they promoted thirst without quenching it.
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The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one's obsessions, is what distinguishes artists from entertainers, and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all.
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One out of three hundred and twelve Americans is a bore... and a healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience.
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Religion enables us to ignore nothingness and get on with the jobs of life.
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What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.
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We do survive every moment, after all, except the last one.
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The golf swing is like a suitcase into which we are trying to pack one too many things.
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