John Updike Quotations

-Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.

-A scab
is a beautiful thing—a coin
the body has minted, with an invisible motto:
In God We Trust.
Our body loves us,
and, even while the spirit drifts dreaming,
works at mending the damage that we do…

Close your eyes, knowing
that healing is a work of darkness,
that darkness is a gown of healing,
that the vessel of our tremulous venture is lifted
by tides we do not control.
Faith is health’s requisite:
we have this fact in lieu
of better proof of le bon Dieu.

-Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or doing it better.

-We are most alive when we’re in love.
John Updike