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John Updike
(1932-2009) born on
Mar 18
US novelist, short-story writer, poet. He writes about contemporary American small-town life, "Rabbit, Run," 1960.
         
   
F
The Founding Fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called an education.

R
Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.
A
Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity . . . any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.
N
Art is like baby shoes. When you coat them with gold, they can no longer be worn.
K
The essential support and encouragement comes from within, arising out of the mad notion that your society needs to know what only you can tell it.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: George Caldwell, in "The Centaur," ch. 4, 1963.
R: "Self-Consciousness: Memoirs," ch. 3, 1989.
A: In "The New Webster's Dictionary of Quotations and Famous Phrases," by Donald Bolander, 1987.
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
   


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