Facts about Flannery O'Connor

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Flannery O'Connor was a famous Author from USA, who lived between March 25, 1925 and August 3, 1964.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac aries, who is known for Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious. Our collection contains 24 quotes who is written / told by Flannery, under the main topic Experience.

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Famous quotes by Flannery O'Connor (24)


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"The Southerner is usually tolerant of those weaknesses that proceed from innocence"
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"The basis of art is truth, both in matter and in mode"
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"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"
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"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"
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"It is better to be young in your failures than old in your successes"
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"I preach there are all kinds of truth, your truth and somebody else's. But behind all of them there is only one truth and that is that there's no truth"
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"I find that most people know what a story is until they sit down to write one"
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"I don't deserve any credit for turning the other cheek as my tongue is always in it"
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"I am not afraid that the book will be controversial, I'm afraid it will not be controversial"
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"I am a writer because writing is the thing I do best"
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"Faith is what someone knows to be true, whether they believe it or not"
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"Everywhere I go, I'm asked if I think the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher"
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"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"
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"All my stories are about the action of grace on a character who is not very willing to support it, but most people think of these stories as hard, hopeless and brutal"
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"There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher"
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"The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that does not require his attention"
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"The writer operates at a peculiar crossroads where time and place and eternity somehow meet. His problem is to find that location"
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"The writer can choose what he writes about but he cannot choose what he is able to make live"
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"The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it"
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"Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay"
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"When in Rome, do as you done in Milledgeville"
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"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"
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"To expect too much is to have a sentimental view of life and this is a softness that ends in bitterness"
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"Conviction without experience makes for harshness"


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