Bookish Birthday for March 18 - John Updike.
John Updike was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet, among other things. He is one of only three authors to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once, in 1981 for Rabbit is Rich, and in 1990 for Rabbit at Rest.
“If you just have the guts to be yourself, other people’ll pay your price.”
― Rabbit, Run
“Days, pale slices between nights, they blend, not exactly alike, transparencies so lightly tinted that only stacked all together do they darken to a fatal shade.”
― Rabbit Redux
“We are each of us like our little blue planet, hung in black space, upheld by nothing but our mutual reassurances, our loving lies.”
― Rabbit at Rest
“Wickedness was like food: once you got started it was hard to stop; the gut expanded to take in more and more.”
― The Witches of Eastwick
“What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit.”
“We do survive every moment, after all, except the last one.”