Sunday, June 26, 2005

flannery o'conner



















"All my stories are about the action of grace on a character who is not very willing to support it, but most people think of these stories as hard, hopeless and brutal."

"The fact is that the materials of the fiction writer are the humblest. Fiction is about everything human and we are made out of dust, and if you scorn getting yourself dusty, then you shouldn't try to write fiction. It's not a grand enough job for you."

"At its best our age is an age of searchers and discoverers, and at its worst, an age that has domesticated despair and learned to live with it happily."

"In the long run, a people is known, not by its statements or its statistics, but by the stories it tells."

1 comment:

bryan said...

dude,
i finally read "The Turkey" the other day. ruller was a fascinating character! i had the image of your painting in my mind while i was reading it!