Motivational Peter De Vries Quotes For Success In Life

Peter De Vries (February 27, 1910 – September 28, 1993) was an American editor and novelist known for his satiric wit. He has been described by the philosopher Daniel Dennett as “probably the funniest writer on religion ever”. These Peter De Vries quotes will inspire you.

Best Peter De Vries Quotes

  1. “Sometimes I write drunk and revise sober, and sometimes I write sober and revise drunk. But you have to have both elements in creation — the Apollonian and the Dionysian, or spontaneity and restraint, emotion and discipline.” ― Peter De Vries
  2. “Everybody hates me because I’m so universally liked.”― Peter De Vries
  3. “Before the mind snaps or the heartbreaks, it gathers itself like a clock about to strike. It might even be said one pulls himself together to disintegrate.” ― Peter De Vries
  4. “Write drunk; edit sober.” ― Peter De Vries
  5. “Human nature is pretty shabby stuff, as you may know from introspection.” ― Peter Devries
  6. “What people believe is a measure of what they suffer.” ― Peter De Vries
  7. “There are times when parenthood seems nothing more than feeding the hand that bites you.” ― Peter De Vries
  8. “The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination. But the combination is locked up in the safe.” ― Peter De Vries
  9. “What baffles me is the comfort people find in the idea that somebody dealt this mess. Blind and meaningless chance seems to me so much more congenial – or at least less horrible. Prove to me that there is a God and I will really begin to despair.” ― Peter De Vries
  10. “I write when I’m inspired, and I see to it that I’m inspired at nine o’clock every morning. ” ― Peter De Vries
  11. “Life is a zoo in a jungle” ― Peter De Vries

  12. “It is the final proof of God’s omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us.” ― Peter De Vries
  13. “We all learn by experience, but some of us have to go to summer school.” ― Peter De Vries
  14. “A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.” ― Peter De Vries
  15. “You believe what you must in order to stave off the conviction that it’s all a tale told by an idiot” ― Peter De Vries
  16. “Let us hope…that a kind Providence will put a speedy end to the acts of God under which we have been laboring.” ― Peter De Vries
  17. “My father hated radio and could not wait for television to be invented so he could hate that too. ” ― Peter De Vries
  18. “We are not primarily put on this earth to see through one another, but to see one another through. ” ― Peter De Vries
  19. “Who of us is mature enough for offspring before the offspring themselves arrive? The value of [parenthood] is not that adults produce children but that children produce adults.” ― Peter De Vries
  20. “The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.” ― Peter De Vries
  21. “Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be.” ― Peter De Vries

  22. “The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds – they mature slowly” ― Peter De Vries
  23. “The feeling for words comes at an early age–or rather it is lost in most cases at an early age, leaving the rest poets.” ― Peter DeVries
  24. “A man has to believe in something, and I believe I’ll have another drink.” ― Peter De Vries, The Vale of Laughter
  25. “The greatest experience open to man then is the recovery of the commonplace. Coffee in the morning and whiskeys in the evening again without fear. Books to read without that shadow falling across the page.” ― Peter De Vries
  26. “There is a point when life, having showered us with jewels for nothing, begins to exact our life’s blood for paste.” ― Peter De Vries
  27. “I once tried drowning my sorrows, till I found out they could swim.” ― Peter De Vries, The Vale of Laughter
  28. “Every novel should have a beginning, a middle, and an end.” ― Peter De Vries, Peter De Vries Quotes on novel
  29. “The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults.” ― Peter De Vries
  30. “I love being a writer. What I can’t stand is the paperwork.” ― Peter De Vries
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