Flannery O'Connor

1925 - 1964

A Quote by Mary Flannery O'Connor on good, life, and women

"She would have been a good woman," The Misfit said, "if it had been somebody there to shoot her every minute of her life."

Flannery O'Connor (1925 - 1964)

Source: A Good Man is Hard to Find, 1955

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A Quote by Mary Flannery O'Connor on conflict, freedom, integrity, and lies

Does one's integrity ever lie in what he is not able to do? I think that usually it does, for free will does not mean one will, but many wills conflicting in one man. Freedom cannot be conceived simply.

Flannery O'Connor (1925 - 1964)

Source: Wise Blood, 1952. foreword

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A Quote by Mary Flannery O'Connor on belief, security, and universe

Only if we are secure in our beliefs can we see the comical side of the universe.

Flannery O'Connor (1925 - 1964)

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A Quote by Mary Flannery O'Connor on good and teachers

There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.

Flannery O'Connor (1925 - 1964)

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A Quote by Mary Flannery O'Connor on christianity, culture, imagination, kindness, and life

Southern culture has fostered a type of imagination that has been influenced by Christianity of a not too unorthodox kind and by a strong devotion to the Bible, which has kept our minds attached to the concrete and the living symbol.

Flannery O'Connor (1925 - 1964)

Source: Talk at Notre Dame University, spring 1957

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A Quote by Mary Flannery O'Connor on doubt, life, nations, and rest

I doubt if the texture of Southern life is any more grotesque than that of the rest of the nation, but it does seem evident that the Southern writer is particularly adept at recognizing the grotesque; and to recognize the grotesque, you have to have some notion of what is not grotesque and why.

Flannery O'Connor (1925 - 1964)

Source: Talk at Notre Dame University, spring 1957

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