Roger’s Version

Updike, John

Knopf, 1986

p. 278

(Roger Lambert, a middle-aged divinity professor is speaking) ”I was much admired, actually, in my pulpit days. Raise the doubts, then do the reassurances. People have no idea what they’re hearing. They just want a certain kind of verbal music. The major, the minor, and back to the major, then Bless you and Keep you, and out the door to the luncheon party.”