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Famous quotes containing the word vries:

    There are times when parenthood seems nothing but feeding the mouth that bites you.
    —Peter De Vries (b. 1910)

    We must love one another, yes, yes, that’s all true enough, but nothing says we have to like each other. It may be the very recognition of all men as our brothers that accounts for the sibling rivalry, and even enmity, we have toward so many of them.
    —Peter De Vries (b. 1910)

    Anyone informed that the universe is expanding and contracting in pulsations of eighty billion years has a right to ask, “What’s in it for me?”
    —Peter De Vries (b. 1910)