Peter De Vries Quotes (26 quotations)

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1. a personality, but we must live with a character. - Peter De Vries

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

3. Celibacy is the worst form of self-abuse. - Peter De Vries

4. 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. - Peter De Vries

5. Everybody hates me because I'm so universally liked. - Peter De Vries

6. Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us. - Peter De Vries

7. I am not impressed by the Ivy League establishments. Of course they graduate the best - it's all they'll take, leaving to others the problem of educating the country. They will give you an education the way the banks will give you money - provided you can prove to their satisfaction that you don't need it. - Peter De Vries

8. I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork. - Peter De Vries

9. I wanted to be bored to death, as good a way to go as any. - Peter De Vries

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

11. Life is a zoo in a jungle. - Peter De Vries

12. Murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums. - Peter De Vries

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

14. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be. - Peter De Vries

15. Sometimes being pushed to the wall gives you the momentum necessary to get over it! - Peter De Vries

16. The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly. - Peter De Vries

17. The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character. - Peter De Vries

18. The murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums. - Peter De Vries

19. The murals in restaurants are on par with the food in museums. - Peter De Vries

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

21. The tuba is certainly the most intestinal of instruments, the very lower bowel of music. - Peter De Vries

22. The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination. But the combination is locked up in the safe. - Peter De Vries

23. The value of marriage is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults. - Peter De Vries

24. There are times when parenthood seems nothing but feeding the mouth that bites you. - Peter De Vries

25. We all learn by experience but some of us have to go to summer school. - Peter De Vries

26. When I can no longer bear to think of the victims of broken homes, I begin to think of the victims of intact ones. - Peter De Vries

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