"Wisdom is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."John Cheever on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."John Cheever on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."John Cheever on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."John Cheever on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."John Cheever on William Shakespeare
"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."