"Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil, not the strength to choose between the two."
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."John Cheever on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Experience is not what happens to you it's what you do with what happens to you."John Cheever on Aldous Huxley
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."John Cheever on Audrey Hepburn
"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest Second, by imitation, which is easiest and third by experience, which is the bitterest."John Cheever on Confucius
"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."John Cheever on Michael Jordan
"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."