Facts about Peter De Vries

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Peter De Vries was a famous Novelist from USA, who lived between February 27, 1910 and September 28, 1993.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 31 quotes who is written / told by Peter, under the main topics: Art, Food.

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Famous quotes by Peter De Vries (31)


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"Words fashioned with somewhat over precise diction are like shapes turned out by a cookie cutter"
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"Who of us is mature enough for offspring before the offspring themselves arrive? The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults"
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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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"The murals in restaurants are on par with the food in museums"
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"Nostalgia isn't what it used to be"
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"Let us hope, that a kind Providence will put a speedy end to the acts of God under which we have been laboring"
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"It is the final proof of God's omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us"
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"I was thinking that we all learn by experience, but some of us have to go to summer school"
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"Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us"
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"Everybody hates me because I'm so universally liked"
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"There are times when parenthood seems nothing more than feeding the hand that bites you"
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"The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination. But the combination is locked up in the safe"
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"The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance"
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"Celibacy is the worst form of self-abuse"
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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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"My father hated radio and could not wait for television to be invented so he could hate that too"
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"Life is a zoo in a jungle"
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"We are not primarily put on this earth to see through one another, but to see one another through"
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"The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults"
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"I wanted to be bored to death, as good a way to go as any"
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"A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after"
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"The tuba is certainly the most intestinal of instruments, the very lower bowel of music"
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"Pain is the question mark turned like a fishhook in the human heart"
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"I write when I'm inspired, and I see to it that I'm inspired at nine o'clock every morning"
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"We must love one another, yes, yes, that's all true enough, but nothing says we have to like each other"
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"The rich aren't like us, they pay less taxes"
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"The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character"
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"The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly"
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"I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork"
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"Murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums"
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"Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us"


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