Flannery O'Connor

1925 - 1964

A Quote by Mary Flannery O'Connor on university, writers, opinion, and stifle

Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them.

Flannery O'Connor (1925 - 1964)

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A Quote by Mary Flannery O'Connor

But the writer doesn't have to understand, only produce. And what makes him produce is not having the experience but contemplating the experience, and contemplating it doesn't mean understanding it so much as understanding he doesn't understand it.

Flannery O'Connor (1925 - 1964)

Source: The Habit of Being

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A Quote by Mary Flannery O'Connor

Whatever you do anyway, remember that these things are mysteries and that if they were such that we could understand them, they wouldn't be worth understanding.

Flannery O'Connor (1925 - 1964)

Source: The Habit of Being

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A Quote by Mary Flannery O'Connor

About the only way we know whether we believe or not is by what we do.

Flannery O'Connor (1925 - 1964)

Source: The Habit of Being

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A Quote by Mary Flannery O'Connor

...there should be some folks that some things mean more to them than money...

Flannery O'Connor (1925 - 1964)

Source: The Habit of Being

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A Quote by Mary Flannery O'Connor

Like Greene or any other writer, when I write I do what I have to with what I can.

Flannery O'Connor (1925 - 1964)

Source: The Habit of Being

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A Quote by Mary Flannery O'Connor

Mystery isn't something that's gradually evaporating. It grows along with knowledge.

Flannery O'Connor (1925 - 1964)

Source: The Habit of Being

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A Quote by Mary Flannery O'Connor

You may write for the joy of it, but the act of writing is not complete in itself. It has its end in its audience. Writing is a good example of self-abandonment. I never completely forget myself except when I am writing and I am never more completely myself than when I am writing.

Flannery O'Connor (1925 - 1964)

Source: The Habit of Being

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A Quote by Mary Flannery O'Connor

It is the business of the artist to uncover the strangeness of truth.

Flannery O'Connor (1925 - 1964)

Source: The Habit of Being

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A Quote by Mary Flannery O'Connor on writers

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Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them.

Flannery O'Connor (1925 - 1964)

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