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Brief author info: Peter De Vries (1910-1993) American novelist and humorist.
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When I can no longer bear to think of the victims of broken homes, I begin to think of the victims of intact ones.
The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination-but the combination is locked up in the safe.
I think people love each other a little more than they hate each other ... Love has a slim hold on the human corporation, like fifty-one per cent, but it's enough.
When I can no longer bear to think of the victims of broken homes, I begin to think of the victims of intact ones.
We pay for security with boredom, for adventure with bother.
I can still hear my mother wailing over some new kitchen crisis, "Oh God," and my father answering cozily from the silo, "Were you calling me, dear?"
Are you pro- or anti-macassar?
Try the Lamentations of Jeremiah. They always pick me up.
All couples must bear the strain of getting acquainted, having been, up to then, merely intimate.
We turned on one another deep, drowned gazes, and exchanged a kiss that reduced my bones to rubber and my brain to gruel.
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