Frasi di John Updike
Data di nascita: 18. Marzo 1932
Data di morte: 27. Gennaio 2009
Altri nomi: Con Apdayk, John Hoyer Updike
John Hoyer Updike è stato uno scrittore e poeta statunitense.
Frasi John Updike
Origine: Sposami, p. 35
Origine: Sposami, p. 27
Origine: Da Couples, Knopf, New York.
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— John Updike, libro Rabbit, Run
Rabbit, Run (1960)
„Celebrity is a mask that eats into the face. As soon as one is aware of being “somebody,” to be watched and listened to with extra interest, input ceases, and the performer goes blind and deaf in his overanimation. One can either see or be seen.“
Origine: Self-Consciousness : Memoirs (1989), Ch. 6
„It is easy to love people in memory; the hard thing is to love them when they are there in front of you.“
Origine: My Father's Tears and Other Stories
Origine: Self-Consciousness : Memoirs (1989), Ch. 3
„I miss only, and then only a little, in the late afternoon, the sudden white laughter that like heat lightning bursts in an atmosphere where souls are trying to serve the impossible.“
— John Updike, libro The Centaur
The Centaur (1963)
Contesto: I miss only, and then only a little, in the late afternoon, the sudden white laughter that like heat lightning bursts in an atmosphere where souls are trying to serve the impossible. My father for all his mourning moved in the atmosphere of such laughter. He would have puzzled you. He puzzled me. His upper half was hidden from me, I knew best his legs.
Salon interview (2000)
Contesto: It was true of my generation, that the movies were terribly vivid and instructive. There were all kinds of things you learned. Like the 19th century novels, you saw how other social classes lived — especially the upper classes. So in a funny way, they taught you manners almost. But also moral manners. The gallantry of a Gary Cooper or an Errol Flynn or Jimmy Stewart. It was ethical instruction of a sort that the church purported to be giving you, but in a much less digestible form. Instead of these remote, crabbed biblical verses, you had contemporary people acting out moral dilemmas. Just the grace, the grace of those stars — not just the dancing stars, but the way they all moved with a certain grace. All that sank deep into my head, and my soul.