The shadows: some hide, others reveal.
~ Antonio Porchia
John Updike Quotes
You cannot help but learn more as you take the world into your hands. Take it up reverently, for it is an old piece of clay, with millions of thumbprints on it.
Religion enables us to ignore nothingness and get on with the jobs of life.
In memory's telephoto lens, far objects are magnified.
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.
America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.
Of plants tomatoes seemed the most human, eager and fragile and prone to rot.
We do survive every moment, after all, except the last one.
Most of American life consists of driving somewhere and then returning home, wondering why the hell you went.
I want to write books that unlock the traffic jam in everybody's head.
The founding fathers... provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called education. School is where you go between when your parents can't take you and industry can't take you.
The golf swing is like a suitcase into which we are trying to pack one too many things.
For male and female alike, the bodies of the other sex are messages signaling what we must do, they are glowing signifiers of our own necessities.
Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child.& Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five.
What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.
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.