Katherine Anne Porter quotes

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I have no patience with this dreadful idea that whatever you have in you has to come out, that you can't suppress true talent. Peo ...
The real sin against life is to abuse and destroy beauty, even one's own--even more, one's own, for that has been put in our care ...
Human life itself may be almost pure chaos, but the work of the artist--the only thing he's good for--is to take these handfuls of ...
There seems to be a kind of order in the universe, in the movement of the stars and the turning of the earth and the changing of t ...
You can't write about people out of textbooks, and you can't use jargon. You have to speak clearly and simply and purely in a lang ...
Our being is subject to all the chances of life. There are so many things we are capable of, that we could be or do. The potential ...
A cultivated style would be like a mask. Everybody knows it's a mask, and sooner or later you must show yourself--or at least, you ...
Love without marriage can sometimes be very awkward for all concerned; but marriage without love simply removes that institution f ...
They had both noticed that a life of dissipation sometimes gave to a face the look of gaunt suffering spirituality that a life of ...
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