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Peter de Vries
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Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff - it is a palliative rather than a remedy.
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Peter De Vries
Everybody hates me because I'm so universally liked.
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I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork.
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Peter De Vries
Life is a zoo in a jungle.
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My father hated radio and could not wait for television to be invented so he could hate that too.
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Peter De Vries
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
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The murals in restaurants are on par with the food in museums.
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Peter De Vries
There are times when parenthood seems nothing but feeding the mouth that bites you.
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Peter De Vries
We all learn by experience but some of us have to go to summer school.
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When I can no longer bear to think of the victims of broken homes, I begin to think of the victims of intact ones.
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Peter De Vries
It is the final proof of God's omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us.
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Peter De Vries, "The Mackerel Plaza," 1958
I wanted to be bored to death, as good a way to go as any.
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Peter De Vries, Comfort me with Apples (1956)

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