John Cheever

A Quote by John Cheever on country, people, time, and world

Homesickness is . . . absolutely nothing. Fifty percent of the people in the world are homesick all the time. . . . You don't really long for another country. You long for something in yourself that you don't have, or haven't been able to find.

John Cheever

Source: The Stories of John Cheever (1978)

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A Quote by John Cheever on destruction and heart

When the beginnings of self destruction enter the heart, it seems no bigger than a grain of sand.

John Cheever

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A Quote by John Cheever on company, joy, justice, love, and people

The deep joy we take in the company of people with whom we have just recently fallen in love is undisguisable.

John Cheever

Source: The Stories of John Cheever (1978)

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A Quote by John Cheever on evil, good, knowledge, strength, and wisdom

Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil not the strength to choose between the two.

John Cheever

Source: quoted in John Cheever: The Journals

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