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Peter De Vries
(1910-1993) born on
Feb 27
US novelist, editor. He was well known as a satirist, linguist, and critically acclaimed for his comic novels "The Tunnel of Love," 1954, & "Comfort Me with Apples," 1956.
         
   
F
I was thinking that we all learn by experience, but some of us have to go to summer school.

R
It is the final proof of God's omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us.
A
Every novel should have a beginning, a muddle, and an end.
N
I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork.
K
Everybody hates me because I'm so universally liked.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: The Reverend Andrew Mackerel, in The Mackerel Plaza, ch. 1 (1958). "This aphorism," De Vries added, "seemed to his hearers so much better than anything Voltaire had said on the subject that he was g
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: The narrator, Joe Sandwich, in The Vale of Laughter, pt. 1, ch. 1 (1967).
   


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