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All literary men are Red Sox fans - to be a Yankee
by John Cheever

All literary men are Red Sox fans - to be a Yankee
fan in a literate society is to endanger your life.
- John Cheever

When I remember my family, I always remember their backs.
They were always indignantly leaving places.
- John Cheever

Homesickness is nothing.
Fifty percent of the people in the world are homesick all the time.
- John Cheever

I can't write without a reader.
It's precisely like a kiss - you can't do it alone.
- John Cheever

 

People look for morals in fiction because there has
always been a confusion between fiction and philosophy.
- John Cheever

Literature has been the salvation of the damned,
literature has inspired and guided lovers,
routed despair and can perhaps in this case save the world.
- John Cheever

Fiction is experimentation; when it ceases to be that,
it ceases to be fiction.
- John Cheever

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Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not let her into your house.
- John Cheever

The deep joy we take in the company of people with
whom we have just recently fallen in love is undisguisable.
- John Cheever

For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the
rain and the noise of battle.
It has the power to give grief or universality that
lends it a youthful beauty.
- John Cheever

Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil,
not the strength to choose between the two.
- John Cheever

Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil,
not the strength to choose between the two.
- John Cheever

Good writers are often excellent at a hundred other things,
but writing promises a greater latitude for the ego.
- John Cheever

I do not understand the capricious lewdness of the sleeping mind.
- John Cheever

It was a splendid summer morning and it seemed as if nothing could go wrong.
- John Cheever

That's the way I remember them, heading for an exit.
- John Cheever

Art is the triumph over chaos.
- John Cheever

The need to write comes from the need to make sense
of one's life and discover one's usefulness.
- John Cheever

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.
- John Cheever

What I am going to write is the last of what I have to say.
I will say that literature is the only consciousness
we possess and that its role as consciousness must
inform us of our ability to comprehend the hideous danger of nuclear power.
- John Cheever

When we blindly adopt a religion,
a political system, a literary dogma,
we become automatons. We cease to grow.
- Anais Nin

I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries.
- Stephen King

I did not win and in fact I was called into the principal's
office for a consultation with my parents.
But that was the beginning of my literary career.
- William Joyce

I might have simply settled down into an armchair literary life.
I really don't know exactly why I didn't.
- Edward Carpenter

No one in my family was a reader of literary fiction.
So, I didn't have encouragement, but I didn't have discouragement,
because I don't think anybody knew what that meant.
- Amy Tan

Two fundamental literary qualities: supernaturalism and irony.
- Charles Baudelaire

There is a great discovery still to be made in literature,
that of paying literary men by the quantity they do not write.
- Thomas Carlyle

Probably induced by the asthma, I started reading and writing early on,
my literary efforts from the age of about nine running
chiefly to poetry and plays.
- Patrick White

A contemporary artist can use the findings of all epochs and all styles,
from the most primitive literary expressions up to
the most refined products of the baroque.
- Juan Goytisolo

I was editor of my high school literary magazine and
a reporter for the school newspaper.
- Jeffery Deaver

I spent the first twenty years of my writing career
preparing for the mystery genre,
which is my favorite literary form.
- Sue Grafton

There is an incompatibility between literary creation and political activity.
- Mario Vargas Llosa

There is far too much literary criticism of the wrong kind.
That is why I never could have survived as an academic.
- Anne Stevenson

The real literary editors have mostly been fired.
Those that remain are all "bottom line" editors;
everything depends on the money.
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

At 20, 25, 30, we begin to realise that the possibilities
of escape are getting fewer.
We have jobs, children, partners, debts.
This is the part of us to which literary fiction speaks.
- Mark Haddon

People aren't used to thinking of cultural forms spreading
out across the full range of formal interactions -
or what is called the "text" in literary terms.
- Tony Conrad

We now open our mail with gloves and mask,
though I can't imagine why anyone would target a literary agency!
- Richard Curtis

The first epics were intended for recitation;
the literary epic is meant to be read.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

Sex in a woman's world has the same currency a penny has in a man's.
Every penny saved is a penny earned in one world and
in the next every sexual adventure is a literary experience.
- Harry Golden

Genre is a bookstore problem, not a literary problem.
- Rick Moody

Certainly the most diverse, if minor,
pastime of literary life is the game of Find the Author.
- Arthur Miller

The thriller is the most popular literary genre of the 20th century.
- Ken Follett

Satire lies about literary men while they live and
eulogy lies about them when they die.
- Voltaire

Politics in a literary work, is like a gun shot in the middle of a concert,
something vulgar, and however, something which is impossible to ignore.
- Stendhal

Some literary types subscribe to the notion that being
a writer like Salinger entitles a person to remain
free of the standards that might apply to mere mortals.
- Joyce Maynard

I wrote for a weekly magazine and then edited a literary magazine,
but I did not really feel comfortable with the profession of journalism itself.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

One learns little more about a man from the feats of
his literary memory than from the feats of his alimentary canal.
- Frank Moore Colby

A literary critic is someone who can't write,
but who loves to show he would have been a wonderful writer if only he could!
- Brian Lumley

As I said earlier, there are no writers who could create
a literary vision of the new reality.
- Andrzej Wajda

The critical method which denies literary modernity would appear -
and even,
in certain respects, would be - the most modern of critical movements.
- Paul de Man

A literary journal is intended to connect writer with reader;
the role of the editor is to mediate.
- John Barton

How dare anyone, parent, schoolteacher,
or merely literary critic, tell me not to act colored.
- Arna Bontemps

In England, literary pretence is more universal than
elsewhere from our method of education.
- James Payn

I don't want to promote my own image either.
I don't like going on television or mixing in literary circles.
- Antonio Tabucchi

Literary fiction, as a strict genre,
is all but dead.
Meanwhile, most genres flourish.
- Dean Koontz

The literary culture, if you examine it,
the high literary culture is that which preserves the
government and you know it's really the talk for those who have.
- Kathy Acker

Science fiction, outside of poetry, is the only literary
field which has no limits,
no parameters whatsoever.
- Theodore Sturgeon

Every American poet feels that the whole responsibility
for contemporary poetry has fallen upon his shoulders,
that he is a literary aristocracy of one.
- W. H. Auden

I have always loved reading, so was interested in the literary world,
and took many literary portraits.
- Fay Godwin

For the last half of my life I have had the doubtful
benefit of a brother whose literary reputation is much greater than my own.
- Laurence Housman

I don't mean that literary fiction is better than genre fiction,
On the contrary; novels can perform two functions and most perform only one.
- Mark Haddon

My literary success meant nothing to me.
- Taylor Caldwell

They are the literary equivalent of sequins on an evening dress.
- Stefan Kanfer

I dislike literary jargon and never use it.
Criticism has only one function and that is to help
readers read and understand literature.
It is not a science, it is an aid to art.
- Anne Stevenson

Any poet, if he is to survive beyond his 25th year,
must alter; he must seek new literary influences;
he will have different emotions to express.
- T. S. Eliot

They say the test of literary power is whether a man
can write an inscription.
I say, 'Can he name a kitten?'
- Samuel Butler

I have been told by a member of the board of one of
Canada's most prominent literary magazines that a submission
of mine once caused a great deal of controversy.
- John Barton

When I put together a graphic novel,
I don't think about literary prose.
I think about storytelling.
- Ted Rall

The novel is not so much a literary genre,
but a literary space, like a sea that is filled by many rivers.
- Jose Saramago

Maybe when I'm sixty-five I'll talk about my literary life.
- Rick Moody

I don't have traceable literary models because I haven't
had great literary influences in my life.
- Manuel Puig


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