Flannery O'Connor Quotes

25 Flannery O'Connor quotes:

"To expect too much is to have a sentimental view of life and this is a softness that ends in bitterness."
"When in Rome, do as you done in Milledgeville."
"Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay."
"Conviction without experience makes for harshness."
"There was a time when the average reader read a novel simply for the moral he could get out of it, and however nanve that may have been, it was a good deal less nanve than some of the limited objectives he has now. Today novels are considered to be entirely concerned with the social or economic or psychological forces that they will by necessity exhibit, or with those details of daily life that are for the good novelist only means to some deeper end."

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