Popularly known for his satirical wit, Peter De Vries was an American editor and writer, tagged as the “funniest writer on religion ever”. With over 23 novels, he gained recognition due to his works ‘The Tunnel of Love’ and ‘The Blood of the Lamb’, along with various short stories, reviews, poetry, essays, plays. Many of his novels such as How Do I Love Thee?, Pete 'n' Tillie and Reuben, Reuben have made their way into the film theatres. During his struggling days, he supported himself with odd jobs working as vending machine operator, toffee-apple salesman and radio actor before getting hired by the Poetry magazine as an editor. De Vries was also inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters apart from honorary recognition from Susquehanna University. Before working briefly for the CIA, he attained the rank of captain in the U.S. Marines during his service in the Second World War, under the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). We have curated his notable quotes and sayings from his popular and famous books. Here is an exclusive collection of famous quotes from this witty American novelist
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.