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Letter "F" » Flannery O'Connor Quotes
«The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.»
«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.»
«I find that most people know what a story is until they sit down to write one.»
«It is better to be young in your failures than old in your successes.»
«Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them.»
«I am not afraid that the book will be controversial, I'm afraid it will not be controversial.»
«When in Rome, do as you done in Milledgeville»
«There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.»
«When you can assume that your audience holds the same beliefs as you do, you can relax a little 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.»
«It seems that the fiction writer has a revolting attachment to the poor, for even when he writes about the rich, he is more concerned with what they lack than with what they have.»