"Homesickness is nothing. Fifty percent of the people in the world are homesick all the time."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."John Cheever on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."John Cheever on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."John Cheever on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."John Cheever on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."John Cheever on Robert Frost
"I can't write without a reader. It's precisely like a kiss - you can't do it alone."
"For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the rain and the noise of battle. It has the power to give grief or universality that lends it a youthful beauty."
"The need to write comes from the need to make sense of one's life and discover one's usefulness."
"When I remember my family, I always remember their backs. They were always indignantly leaving places."
"Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not let her into your house."
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