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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
Life is a zoo in a jungle.

R
Anyone informed that the universe is expanding and contracting in pulsations of eighty billion years has a right to ask, "What's in it for me?"
A
Or look at it this way.
Psychoanalysis is a permanent fad.
N
Words fashioned with somewhat over precise diction are like shapes turned out by a cookie cutter.
K
You can make a sordid thing sound like a brilliant drawing-room comedy. Probably a fear we have of facing up to the real issues. Could you say we were guilty of Noel Cowardice?
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: The narrator (Jim Tickler), in The Glory of the Hummingbird, ch. 1 (1939).
A: Forever Panting," opening words
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: Comfort Me With Apples, ch. 15 (1956).
   


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