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John Updike



    Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five.

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    The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.

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    How do you write women so well? I think of a man and I take away reason and accountability.

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    If men do not keep on speaking terms with children, they cease to be men, and become merely machines for eating and for earning money.

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    I love my government not least for the extent to which it leaves me alone.

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    Many men are more faithful to their golf partners than to their wives and have stuck with them longer.

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    That a marriage ends is less than ideal; but all things end under heaven, and if temporality is held to be invalidating, then nothing real succeeds.

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    It was one of history's great love stories, the mutually profitable romance which Hollywood and bohunk America conducted almost in the dark, a tapping of fervent messages through the wall of the San Gabriel Range.

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