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Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#1. Manners are of such great consequence to the novelist that any kind will do. Bad manners are better than no manners at all, and because we are losing our customary manners, we are probably overly conscious of them; this seems to be a condition that produces writers. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#2. My intellect is so limited, Lord, that I can only trust in You to preserve me as I should be. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#3. highway after the boy. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#4. He felt he knew now what time would be like without seasons and what heat would be like without light and what man would be like without salvation. He didn't care if he never made the train and if it had not been for what suddenly caught his attention, like a cry out of the gathering dusk, he might have forgotten there was a station to go to. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Frances Mayes
#5. When I was twelve, I started reading Eudora Welty, Thomas Wolfe, Flannery O'Connor, James Agee, and - do we dare breathe the name - William Faulkner. #Quote by Frances Mayes
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#6. Living had got to be such a habit with him that he couldn't conceive of any other condition. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#7. It is a good deal easier for most people to state an abstract idea than to describe and thus re-create some object they actually see. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#8. The air was so quiet he could hear the broken pieces of the sun knocking in the water. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#9. Our spiritual character is formed as much by what we endure and what is taken from us as it is by our achievements and our conscious choices. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#10. We are now living in an age which doubts both fact and value. It is the life of this age that we wish to see and judge. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#11. Mother!" he cried. "Darling, sweetheart, wait!" Crumpling, she fell to the pavement. He dashed forward and fell at her side, crying, "Mamma, Mamma!" He turned her over. Her face was fiercely distorted. One eye, large and staring, moved slightly to the left as if it had become unmoored. The other remained fixed on him, raked his face again, found nothing and closed. "Wait here, wait here!" he cried and jumped up and began to run for help toward a cluster of lights he saw in the distance ahead of him. "Help, help!" he shouted, but his voice was thin, scarcely a thread of sound. The lights drifted farther away the faster he ran and his feet moved numbly as if they carried him nowhere. The tide of darkness seemed to sweep him back to her, postponing from moment to moment his entry into the world of guilt and sorrow. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#12. The fiction writer is an observer, first, last, and always, but he cannot be an adequate observer unless he is free from uncertainty about what he sees. Those who have no absolute values cannot let the relative remain merely relative; they are always raising it to the level of the absolute. The Catholic fiction writer is entirely free to observe. He feels no call to take on the duties of God or to create a new universe. He feels perfectly free to look at the one we already have and to show exactly what he sees. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#13. Those who are long on logic, definitions, abstractions, and formulas are frequently short on a sense of the concrete. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#14. Mr. Head stood very still and felt the action of mercy touch him again but this time he knew that there were no words in the world that could name it. He understood that it grew out of agony, which is not denied to any man and which is given in strange ways to children. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Sylvia Brownrigg
#15. You know, babe." Her voice had an older woman's weary advice in it. "You're so hungry. You want so much."
"Well." Flannery shrugged. "So what? I'll never get it."
"You might. If you stop asking."
"I'll never stop asking."
"I know." Anne touched her cheek. "It's one of the things that makes you strangely lovable. #Quote by Sylvia Brownrigg
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#16. The fact is that anybody who has survived his childhood has enough information about life to last him the rest of his days. If you can't make something out of a little experience, you probably won't be able to make it out of a lot. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#17. You shall know the truth, and it will make you odd. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#18. The kiss, which had more pressure than feeling behind it, produced that extra surge of adrenalin in the girl that enables one to carry a packed trunk out of a burning house, but in her, the power went at once to the brain. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#19. I'm a full-time believer in writing habits ... You may be able to do without them if you have genius but most of us only have talent and this is simply something that has to be assisted all the time by physical and mental habits or it dries up and blows awayOf course you have to make your habits in this conform to what you can do. I write only about two hours every day because that's all the energy I have, but I don't let anything interfere with those two hours, at the same time and the same place. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#20. He has the mistaken notion that a concern with grace is a concern with exalted human behavior, that it is a pretentious concern. It is, however, simply a concern with the human reaction to that which, instant by instant, gives life to the soul. It is a concern with a realization that breeds charity and with the charity that breeds action. Often the nature of grace can be made plain only by describing its absence. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#21. I hope you don't have friends who recommend Ayn Rand to you. The fiction of Ayn Rand is as low as you can get re fiction. I hope you picked it up off the floor of the subway and threw it in the nearest garbage pail. She makes Mickey Spillane look like Dostoevsky. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Gwenn Wright
#22. If he looks at me like that again Dottie will need a bucket and mop to get me back to my room. #Quote by Gwenn Wright
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#23. I feel that whatever virtues the novel may have are very much connected with the limitations you mention. I am not writing a conventional novel, and I think that the quality of the novel I write will derive precisely from the peculiarity or aloneness, if you will, of the experience I write from. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#24. In the first place you can be so absolutely honest and so absolutely wrong at the same time that I think it is better to be a combination of cautious and polite #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#25. Whenever I'm asked why Southern writers particularly have a penchant for writing about freaks, I say it is because we are still able to recognize one. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#26. I write any sort of rubbish which will cover the main outlines of the story, then I can begin to see it. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#27. What people don't realize is how much religion costs. They think faith is a big electric blanket, when of course it is the cross. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#28. I have found, in short, from reading my own writing, that my subject in fiction is the action of grace in territory largely held by the devil.
I have also found that what I write is read by an audience which puts little stock either in grace or the devil. You discover your audience at the same time and in the same way that you discover your subject, but it is an added blow. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#29. The trouble with the world was that nobody stopped or took any care. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#30. I like to walk in the woods and see what Mother Nature is wearing. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#31. I have 50 or 60 pages on the [new] novel but I still expect to be a long time at it. It's a theme that requires prayer and fasting to make it get anywhere. I manage to pray but am a very sloppy faster. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#32. People without hope not only don't write novels, but what is more to the point, they don't read them. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#33. She could never be a saint, but she thought she could be a martyr if they killed her quick. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#34. When you can assume that your audience holds the same beliefs you do, you can relax and use more normal means of talking to it; when you have to assume that it does not, then you have to make your vision apparent by shock
to the hard of hearing you shout, and for the almost-blind you draw large and startling figures. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#35. The child came to a stop beside her mother and stared up at her face as if she had never seen it before. It was the face of the new misery she felt, but on her mother it looked old and it looked as if it might have belonged to anybody, a Negro or a European or to Powell himself. The child turned her head quickly, and past the Negroe's ambling figures she could see the column of smoke rising and widening unchecked inside the granite line of trees. She stood taut, listening, and could just catch in the distance a few wild high shrieks of joy as if the prophets were dancing in the fiery furnace, in the circle the angel had cleared for them. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#36. The Southerner is usually tolerant of those weaknesses that proceed from innocence. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#37. Some of us have taken off our blindfolds and see that there's nothing to see. It's a kind of salvation. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#38. The serious writer has always taken the flaw in human nature for his starting point, usually the flaw in an otherwise admirable character. Drama usually bases itself on the bedrock of original sin, whether the writer thinks in theological terms or not. Then, too, any character in a serious novel is supposed to carry a burden of meaning larger than himself. The novelist doesn't write about people in a vacuum; he writes about people in a world where something is obviously lacking, where there is the general mystery of incompleteness and the particular tragedy of our own times to be demonstrated, and the novelist tries to give you, within the form of the book, the total experience of human nature at any time. For this reason, the greatest dramas naturally involve the salvation or loss of the soul. Where there is no belief in the soul, there is very little drama. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#39. The operation of the Church is entirely set up for the sinner; which creates much misunderstanding among the smug.
(August 9, 1955) #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#40. The Catholic writer, in so far as he has the mind of the Church, will feel life from the standpoint of the central Christian mystery: that it has for all its horror, been found by God to be worth dying for. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#41. I have what passes for an education in this day and time, but I am not deceived by it. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor
Morgandy Flannery quotes by Flannery O'Connor
#42. You don't serve God by saying: the Church is ineffective, I'll have none of it. Your pain at its lack of effectiveness is a sign of your nearness to God. We help overcome this lack of effectiveness simply by suffering on account of it. #Quote by Flannery O'Connor

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