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John Updike quotes and sayings

Novelist | Born: March 18, 1932 - Died: January 27, 2009
John Updike motivational quote : My interest generally is the hidden Americans; the ones who live far away from the headlines.
John Updike motivational quote : Life is a video game. No matter how good you get, you are always zapped in the end.
John Updike motivational quote : Tiger Woods did not always win majors with ease; after his narrow victory in the 1999 PGA, he slumped and sighed as if he'd been carrying rocks uphill all afternoon.
John Updike motivational quote : It's a man's world, they say; but in its daily textures it is a world created by and for women.
John Updike motivational quote : The New England spirit does not seek solutions in a crowd; raw light and solitariness are less dreaded than welcomed as enhancers of our essential selves.
John Updike motivational quote : There was clearly great charm and worth in a sport so quaintly perverse in its basic instructions. Hit down to make the ball rise. Swing easy to make it go far. Finish high to make it go straight.
John Updike motivational quote : The literary scene is a kind of Medusa's raft, small and sinking, and one's instinct when a newcomer tries to clamber aboard is to step on his fingers.
John Updike motivational quote : The world ... is full of people who never knew what hit 'em, their lives are over before they wake up.
John Updike motivational quote : I would rather be seated between any two women than any two men at a dinner party.
John Updike motivational quote : In a country this large and a language even larger ... there ought to be a living for somebody who cares and wants to entertain and instruct a reader.
John Updike motivational quote : Harvard has enough panegyrists without me.
John Updike motivational quote : I suppose sequels are inevitable for a writer of a certain age.
John Updike motivational quote : In no other sport must the spectator move.
John Updike motivational quote : Human was the music, natural was the static.