"When I remember my family, I always remember their backs. They were always indignantly leaving places."
"I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future."John Cheever on LaToya Jackson
"If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher."John Cheever on Abdul Kalam
"Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten."John Cheever on David Ogden Stiers
"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege."John Cheever on Charles Kuralt
"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship."John Cheever on Margaret Mead
"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."
"Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not let her into your house."
"Homesickness is nothing. Fifty percent of the people in the world are homesick all the time."