Quotation by Flannery O'Connor

... the man in the violent situation reveals those qualities least dispensable in his personality, those qualities which are all he will have to take into eternity with him.
Flannery O'Connor (1925–1964), U.S. fiction writer and essayist. Mystery and Manners, part 3 (1969).

Written in 1957. O'Connor's stories and novels often contained violence. She was a devout Roman Catholic.
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