John Updike, who wrote more than 50 books, is best known for his acclaimed "Rabbit" tetralogy, Rabbit, Run (1960), Rabbit Redux (1971), Rabbit Is Rich (1981) and Rabbit at Rest (1990). Updike died Tuesday at age 76. This quote is from the Boston Globe, 1990:
There's a kind of confessional impulse that not every literate, intelligent person has. A crazy belief that you have some exciting news about being alive, and I guess that more than talent is what separates those who do it from those who think they'd like to do it. That your witness to the universe can't be duplicated, that only you can provide it, and that it's worth providing.
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