Flannery O'Connor Quotes

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Born: March 25, 1925, Savannah, Georgia, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Milledgeville, Georgia, USA, August 3, 1964
Occupation: Author

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.
- Flannery O'Connor

Conviction without experience makes for harshness.
- Flannery O'Connor

Everywhere I go, I'm asked if I think the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
- Flannery O'Connor

Faith is what someone knows to be true, whether they believe it or not.
- Flannery O'Connor

I preach there are all kinds of truth, your truth and somebody else's. But behind all of them there is only one truth and that is that there's no truth.
- Flannery O'Connor

The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
- Flannery O'Connor

There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
- Flannery O'Connor

To expect too much is to have a sentimental view of life and this is a softness that ends in bitterness.
- Flannery O'Connor

When a book leaves your hands, it belongs to God. He may use it to save a few souls or to try a few others, but I think that for the writer to worry is to take over God's business.
- Flannery O'Connor

Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay.
- Flannery O'Connor

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