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John Cheever Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino PHOTO

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie PHOTO

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl PHOTO

Farewell My Friend
It was beautiful as long as it lasted
The journey of my life.
I have no regrets whatsoever
save the pain I'll leave behind.
Those dear hearts who love and care...
And the strings pulling at the heart and soul...
The strong arms that held me up
When my own strength let me down.
At every turning of my life
I came across good friends,
Friends who stood by me,
Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell my friends
I smile and bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears for I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad do think of me
for that's what I'll like
when you live in the hearts
of those you love, remember then
you never die.
- Gitanjali Ghei PHOTO

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
- Confucius

Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual,
you have an obligation to be one.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

When you feel the need to hurry,
remember that everything in life is a CHOICE.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If thy brother wrongs thee,
remember not so much his wrong-doing,
but more than ever that he is thy brother.
- Epictetus

Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons.
Love yourself, trust your choices, and everything is possible.
- Cherie-Carter Scotts

Remember, upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
- Alexander the Great

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

Remember that nurturing yourself is as important
(if not more so) as nurturing others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.
- Chinese proverb

May you never forget what is worth remembering,
or remember what is best forgotten.
- Anonymous

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

When we remember we are all mad,
the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
- Mark Twain

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Remember that life is an ADVENTURE, and cheer Whee...
all the way down the slippery razor-blade of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is well to remember that the
entire population of the universe,
with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
- Andrew J. Holmes

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

Those who cannot remember the past
are condemned to repeat it.
- George Santayana

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

Remember that the happiest people
are not those getting more, but those giving more.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason
if we dig deep in our history and remember
that we are not descended from fearful men,
not from men who feared to write, to speak,
to associate and to defend causes
which were for the moment unpopular.
- Edward R. Murrow

Seek always to do some good, somewhere.
Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth.
You must give some time to your fellow man.
For remember, you don't live in a world all your own.
Your brothers are here too.
- Albert Schweitzer

Remember, happiness is just a teardrop away.
- the movie Shrek 2

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If anyone is unhappy, remember that
his unhappiness is his own fault...
Nothing else is the cause of anxiety or loss of tranquility
except our own opinion.
- Epictetus

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens
reflect the kind of care they get.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If you stand up and be counted,
from time to time you may get yourself knocked down.
But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again.
A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.
- Thomas J. Watson

If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together...
there is something you must always remember.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
But the most important thing is, even if we're apart...
I'll always be with you.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us.
That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.
- Emily Kimbrough

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

Life is a nurturing mother,
when you just remember to say "thank you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you have shut your doors, and darkened your room,
remember, never to say that you are alone,
for you are not alone, but God is within,
and your genius is within.
- Epictetus

Happiness comes when I remember that others' opinions of me
are just their opinions - nothing more.
I find happiness in moving toward my goals
regardless of the applause or the jeers of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Just remember, after they foreclose on your mortgage,
you get a lot more sunshine in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.
- E. Joseph Cossman

If someone irritates you, it is only
your own response that is irritating you.
Therefore, when anyone seems to be provoking you,
remember that it is only your judgment
of the incident that provokes you. -
- Epictetus

The soul loves to meditate,
for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy.
If, then you experience mental resistance during meditation,
remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego;
it doesn't belong to the soul.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Always remember that you are absolutely unique.
Just like everyone else.
- Margaret Mead

If you doubt the virtue in self-honor,
remember what the flight attendant says,
"Put your own oxygen mask on first."
You are of no use to anyone else
if you have not taken care of your own needs first -
this includes your own emotional,
as well as physical, well-being.
In addition, your greatest value to your children,
your family, your friends, and your community
is the example you set, leading a great life that inspires
those around you to emulate your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind exists in time, in fact the mind is time;
it exists in the past and the future.
And remember, time consists of only two tenses,
the past and the future.
The present is not part of time,
the present is part of eternity.
- Osho


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