noah nomadic Quotes

Facts are generally overesteemed. For most practical purposes, a thing is what men think it is. When they judged the earth flat, it was flat. As long as men thought slavery tolerable, tolerable it was. We live down here among shadows, shadows among shadows.
John Updike (b. 1932), U.S. author, critic. The Statesman Buchanan, in Buchanan Dying, act 1 (1974).
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Government is either organized benevolence or organized madness; its peculiar magnitude permits no shading.
John Updike (b. 1932), U.S. author, critic. The Statesman Buchanan, in Buchanan Dying, act 1 (1974).
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There is no pleasing New Englanders, my dear, their soil is all rocks and their hearts are bloodless absolutes.
John Updike (b. 1932), U.S. author, critic. The Statesman Buchanan, in Buchanan Dying, act 2 (1974).
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