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America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.
America
John Updike

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Americans have been conditioned to respect newness, whatever it cost them.
Novelty
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Art imitates Nature in this; not to dare is to dwindle.
Arts and Artists
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Being naked approaches being revolutionary; going barefoot is mere populism.
Nudity
John Updike

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By the time a partnership dissolves, it has dissolved.
Partnership
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Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.
Dreams
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Every marriage tends to consist of an aristocrat and a peasant. Of a teacher and a learner.
Marriage
John Updike

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I love my government not least for the extent to which it leaves me alone.
Government
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Now that I am sixty, I see why the idea of elder wisdom has passed from currency.
Age and Aging
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Perfectionism is the enemy of creation, as extreme self-solitude is the enemy of well-being.
Perfection
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Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.
Rain
John Updike

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Religion enables us to ignore nothingness and get on with the jobs of life.
Religion
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School is where you go between when your parents can't take you, and industry can't take you.
Education
John Updike

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Sex is like money; only too much is enough.
Sex
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The essential self is innocent, and when it tastes its own innocence knows that it lives for ever.
Innocence
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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun