by John Updike
Rabbit, Run Quotes
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Cotton and gulls in the half-light and the way she’d [Janice would] come on the other girl’s bed, never as good as their own. (1.134)
He feels frightened. When confused, Janice is a frightening person. (1.38)
Janice and Rabbit become unnaturally still; both are Christians. God’s name makes them feel guilty. (1.29)
So tall, he seems an unlikely Rabbit, but the breadth of his white face, the pallor of his blue irises, and a nervous flutter under his brief nose as he stabs a cigarette into his mouth partially e...
Visions of America Quotes
So there is some space between the old stone brick house and the Sunshine Athletic Association, a tall thin brick building like a city tenement misplaced in this disordered alley of backsides and l...
Drugs and Alcohol Quotes
He [Rabbit] catches it on the short bounce with a quickness which startles them. As they stare hush he sights squinting through blue clouds of weed smoke, a suddenly dark silhouette like a smokesta...
Running. At the end of this block of the alley he turns up a street, Wilbur Street in the town of Mt. Judge, suburb of the city of Brewer, fifth largest city in Pennsylvania. Running up hill. (1.11)
Guilt and Blame Quotes
He blames everything on that farmer with the glasses and the two shirts. (1.122)