John Updike Quotes About Star

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"Saying Goodbye to Very Young Children"They will not be the same next time. The sayingsso cute, just slightly off, will be corrected.Their eyes will be more skeptical, plugged inthe more securely to the worldly buzzof television, alphabet, and street talk,culture polluting their gazes' dawn blue.It makes you see at last the value ofthose boring aunts and neighbors (their smellsof summer sweat and cigarettes, their faceslike shapes of sky between shade-giving leaves)who knew you from the start, when you were zero,cooing their nothings before you could be boredor knew a name, not even you own, or howthis world brave with hellos turns all goodbye." ~ John Updike
"But it is just two lovers, holding hands and in a hurry to reach their car, their locked hands a starfish leaping through the dark." ~ John Updike
"Wickedness was like food: once you got started it was hard to stop; the gut expanded to take in more and more." ~ John Updike
"The world keeps ending but new people too dumb to know it keep showing up as if the fun's just started." ~ John Updike
"I like old men. They can be wonderful bastards because they have nothing to lose. The only people who can be themselves are babies and old bastards." ~ John Updike
"History. The more of it you have the more you have to live it. After a little while there gets to be too much of it to memorize and maybe that's when empires start to decline." ~ John Updike
"Thirty-six years old and he knows less than when he started. With the difference that now he knows how little he'll always know." ~ John Updike
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Stop it, girl. There's no way he's five-years-old. Or one hundred. He's probably like every other CEO on the planet: Late twenties, handsome in that geeky sort of way, and just as awkward as you. I breathe a sigh of relief, because I know I'm probably right."
Author: Andrew Shaffer

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