Flannery O’connor

An American treasure. A master of story. A terrific sense of humor.

“She would’ve been a good woman,” said The Misfit, “if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life.”

“I don’t deserve any credit for turning the other cheek as my tongue is always in it.”

“The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that does not require his attention.”

“People without hope not only don’t write novels, but what is more to the point, they don’t read them.”

“All human nature vigorously resists grace because grace changes us and the change is painful.”

“Anybody who has survived his childhood has enough information about life to last him the rest of his days.”

Happy Fourth of July America!!

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    • Yes! Thanks for leaving a note. I have read but one short story, and want to read more of her. Not so much to write as her, such a unique voice, but to be jarred at my core. She reaches a place few venture. Have you read a favorite? Have a great day!

      • A Good Man is Hard to Find is one of my favourite stories and Wise Blood, my favourite novel. O’Connor’s style has often been criticised for its alleged sarcasm and cynicism but if you come from an Irish Catholic family background, you get it. Add to that, her southern upbringing, then her almost Gothic outlook becomes understandable.

      • The only short story I read was A Good Man… So memorable after 10 years. So I will read Wise Blood next. Thanks for your insight. J

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