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John Updike

America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy (Problems - 1980)
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The artist brings something into the world that didn't exist before and he does it without destroying something else
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Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or doing it better
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Natural beauty is essentially temporary and sad; hence the impression of obscene mockery which artificial flowers give us.
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Life is like an overlong drama through which we sit being nagged by the vague memories of having read the reviews.
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Writing and rewriting are a constant search for what it is one is saying.
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Possession diminishes perception of value, immediately.
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Boys are playing basketball around a telephone pole with a backboard bolted to it.
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American novelist and short-story writer

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Writer, Short-story, Novelist, American
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