Peter De Vries

We must love one another, yes, yes, thatís 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.

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

When I can no longer bear to think of the victims of broken homes, I begin to think of the victims of intact ones.

There are times when parenthood seems nothing but feeding the mouth that bites you.

Everybody hates me because Iím so universally liked.

It is the final proof of Godís omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us.

Anyone informed that the universe is expanding and contracting in pulsations of eighty billion years has a right to ask, ďWhatís in it for me?Ē

I am not impressed by the Ivy League establishments. Of course they graduate the best --itís all theyíll take, leaving to others the problem of educating the country. They will give you an education the way the banks will give you money -- provided you can prove to their satisfaction that you donít need it.

You can make a sordid thing sound like a brilliant drawing-room comedy. Probably a fear we have of facing up to the real issues. Could you say we were guilty of Noel Cowardice?

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