John Cheever Quotes

Art is the triumph over chaos.

John Cheever

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

John Cheever

Literature has been the salvation of the damned, literature has inspired and guided lovers, routed despair and can perhaps in this case save the world.

John Cheever

All literary men are Red Sox fans - to be a Yankee fan in a literate society is to endanger your life.

John Cheever

A lonely man is a lonesome thing, a stone, a bone, a stick, a receptacle for Gilbey's gin, a stooped figure sitting at the edge of a hotel bed, heaving copious sighs like the autumn wind.

John Cheever

Homesickness is nothing Fifty percent of the people in the world are homesick all the time.

John Cheever

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