Quote from “Rabbit, Run” by John Updike

Rabbit’s Coach, Tothero, after Rabbit’s daughter drowns:
"Right and wrong," he says, and stops; his big head shifts, and the stiff downward lines of his mouth and bad eye show. "Right and wrong aren’t dropped from the sky. We. We make them. Against misery. Invariably" –he grows confident of his ability to negotiate long words–"misery follows their disobedience. Not our own, often at first not our own. Now you’ve had an example of that in your own life."

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Husband. Father. Pilot. Cross Country Skier. Writer. Author of Outside Duluth and Down In It.
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