Peter De Vries - Quotes

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The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly.

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly.

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

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

Life is a zoo in a jungle.

Life is a zoo in a jungle.

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

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. ---->>>

The tuba is certainly the most intestinal of instruments, the very lower bowel of music. ---->>>

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

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

Celibacy is the worst form of self-abuse. ---->>>

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be. ---->>>

We are not primarily put on this earth to see through one another, but to see one another through. ---->>>

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

Everybody hates me because I'm so universally liked. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

It is the final proof of God's omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us. ---->>>

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

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

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

I write when I'm inspired, and I see to it that I'm inspired at nine o'clock every morning. ---->>>

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

I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork. ---->>>

I was thinking that we all learn by experience, but some of us have to go to summer school. ---->>>

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

Murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums. ---->>>

The rich aren't like us, they pay less taxes. ---->>>

Words fashioned with somewhat over precise diction are like shapes turned out by a cookie cutter. ---->>>

My father hated radio and could not wait for television to be invented so he could hate that too. ---->>>

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

I wanted to be bored to death, as good a way to go as any. ---->>>

The murals in restaurants are on par with the food in museums. ---->>>

We must love one another, yes, yes, that's all true enough, but nothing says we have to like each other. ---->>>

Let us hope, that a kind Providence will put a speedy end to the acts of God under which we have been laboring. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 02-27, 1910
Birthplace:
Die: 09-28, 1993
Occupation: Novelist
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Peter De Vries (February 27, 1910 – September 28, 1993) was an American editor and novelist known for his satiric wit. He has been described by the philosopher Daniel Dennett as "probably the funniest writer on religion ever".(wikipedia)