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John Hoyer Updike (March 18, 1932 – January 27, 2009) was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic.. American novelist poet short story writer art critic and literary critic

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Quote Left What more fiendish proof of cosmic irresponsibility than a Nature which, having invented sex as a way to mix genes, then permits to arise, amid all its perfumed and hypnotic inducements to mate, a tireless tribe of spirochetes and viruses that torture and kill us for following orders? Quote Right
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Quote Left Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better. Quote Right
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Quote Left Our brains are no longer conditioned for reverence and awe. We cannot imagine a Second Coming that would not be cut down to size by the televised evening news, or a Last Judgment not subject to pages of holier-than-thou second-guessing in The New York Review of Books. Quote Right
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Quote Left Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity . . . any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about dong it right, or better. Quote Right
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Quote Left The yearning for an afterlife is the opposite of selfish it is love and praise for the world that we are privileged, in this complex interval of light, to witness and experience. Quote Right
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