Peter De Vries Quotes

We all learn by experience but some of us have to go to summer school.

Peter De Vries

The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults.

Peter De Vries

Pain is the question mark turned like a fishhook in the human heart.

Peter De Vries

A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.

Peter De Vries

Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us

Peter De Vries

There are times when parenthood seems nothing more than feeding the hand that bites you.

Peter De Vries

We must love one another, yes, yes, that's all true enough, but nothing says we have to like each other. It may be the very recognition of all men as our brothers that accounts for the sibling rivalry, and even enmity, we have toward so many of them.

Peter De Vries

The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.

Peter De Vries

Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.

Peter De Vries

The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance.

Peter De Vries

The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination. But the combination is locked up in the safe.

Peter De Vries

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

Peter De Vries
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