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Professionalism in art has this difficulty: To be professional is to be dependable, to be dependable is to be predictable, and predictability is esthetically boring - an anti-virtue in a field where we hope to be astonished and startled and at some deep level refreshed.

John Updike

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Author Profession: Novelist
Nationality: American
Born: March 18, 1932
Died: January 27, 2009

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