Flannery O'Connor quotes

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The Southerner is usually tolerant of those weaknesses that proceed from innocence.
Even the ones who report favorably don't seem to have read the book.
I think they are the slobber-heartedest lily-mindedest piously conniving crowd in the modern world.
I have found that anything that comes out of the South is going to be called grotesque by the Northern reader, unless it is grotes ...
The beginning of human knowledge is through the senses, and the fiction writer begins where human perception begins. He appeals th ...
... the basic experience of everyone is the experience of human limitation.
There is a certain embarrassment about being a storyteller in these times when stories are considered not quite as satisfying as s ...
... the novelist is bound by the reasonable possibilities, not the probabilities, of his culture.
... good and evil appear to be joined in every culture at the spine.
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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