Best Quotes by Peter De Vries (Top 10)

  1. Sometimes I write drunk and revise sober, and sometimes I write sober and revise drunk. But you have to have both elements in creation — the Apollonian and the Dionysian, or spontaneity and restraint, emotion and discipline.
  2. Everybody hates me because I'm so universally liked.
  3. I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork.
  4. The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults.
  5. Life is a zoo in a jungle.
  6. I write when I'm inspired, and I see to it that I'm inspired at nine o'clock every morning.
  7. Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.
  8. What baffles me is the comfort people find in the idea that somebody dealt this mess. Blind and meaningless chance seems to me so much more congenial - or at least less horrible. Prove to me that there is a God and I will really begin to despair.
  9. It is the final proof of God's omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us.
  10. The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.

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