Quotation by Flannery O'Connor

I think they are the slobber-heartedest lily-mindedest piously conniving crowd in the modern world.
Flannery O'Connor (1925–1964), U.S. novelist, story writer, and essayist. As quoted in The Habit of Being (1979).

From a letter, dated September 1, 1963, to her anonymous correspondent "A." She was speaking of an interview conducted with her by a writer for an Atlanta magazine; before publication, their discussion of the "race question" was amended by an editor to the "social" crisis, "so that none of it makes much sense."
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