Mary Flannery O’Connor was an American writer and essayist. An important voice in American literature, O’Connor wrote two novels and 32 short stories, as well as a number of reviews and commentaries.
Here is a compilation of Flannery O’Connor Quotes:
1. It is better to be young in your failures than old in your successes.
2. To expect too much is to have a sentimental view of life and this is a softness that ends in bitterness.
3. The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
4. There’s many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
5. The writer operates at a peculiar crossroads where time and place and eternity somehow meet. His problem is to find that location.
6. When a book leaves your hands, it belongs to God. He may use it to save a few souls or to try a few others, but I think that for the writer to worry is to take over God’s business.
7. At its best our age is an age of searchers and discoverers, and at its worst, an age that has domesticated despair and learned to live with it happily.
8. Conviction without experience makes for harshness.
9. The writer can choose what he writes about but he cannot choose what he is able to make live.
10. I am a writer because writing is the thing I do best.
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