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  • John Cheever
    American writer 1912-1982
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    A lonely man is a lonesome thing, a stone, a bone, a stick, a receptacle for Gilbey's gin, a stooped figure sitting at the edge of a hotel bed, heaving copious sighs like the autumn wind.

  • John Cheever
    American writer 1912-1982
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    I do not understand the capricious lewdness of the sleeping mind.

  • John Cheever
    American writer 1912-1982
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    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 I still get around and am mean to cats.

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    American writer 1912-1982
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    The organizations of men, like men themselves, seem subject to deafness, near-sightedness, lameness, and involuntary cruelty. We seem tragically unable to help one another, to understand one another.

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    American writer 1912-1982
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    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 rain but to describe four hundred people under the lights reaching for a foul ball. This is ceremony.

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    American writer 1912-1982
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    Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil - not the strength to choose between the two.

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John Cheever

American writer

Lived from: 1912-1982

Category: Writers (Contemporary)