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Flannery O`Connor Quotes and Sayings

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

Related topics: Experience

The writer should never be ashamed of staring.
There is nothing that does not require his attention.
- Flannery O'Connor

The writer operates at a peculiar crossroads where
time and place and eternity somehow meet.
His problem is to find that location.
- Flannery O'Connor

I don't deserve any credit for turning the other cheek
as my tongue is always in it.
- Flannery O'Connor

 

The Southerner is usually tolerant of those weaknesses
that proceed from innocence.
- Flannery O'Connor

I am a writer because writing is the thing I do best.
- Flannery O'Connor

The writer can choose what he writes about but he cannot
choose what he is able to make live.
- Flannery O'Connor

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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.
- Flannery O'Connor

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

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

I am not afraid that the book will be controversial,
I'm afraid it will not be controversial.
- Flannery O'Connor

When in Rome, do as you done in Milledgeville.
- Flannery O'Connor

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

I find that most people know what a story is until
they sit down to write one.
- Flannery O'Connor

The basis of art is truth, both in matter and in mode.
- Flannery O'Connor

It is better to be young in your failures than old in your successes.
- Flannery O'Connor

There's many a bestseller 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

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

It seems that the fiction writer has a revolting attachment to the poor,
for even when he writes about the rich,
he is more concerned with what they lack than with what they have.
- Flannery O'Connor

Manners are of such great consequence to the novelist that any kind will do.
Bad manners are better than no manners at all,
and because we are losing our customary manners,
we are probably overly conscious of them;
this seems to be a condition that produces writers.
- 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

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved.
He inspires the power and energy to get it done.
- Ralph Nader

It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war
is nothing but an act of murder.
- Albert Einstein

The supreme happiness of life
is the conviction of being loved for yourself,
or, more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself.
- Victor Hugo

That deep emotional conviction of the presence
of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed
in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
- Albert Einstein

If you would convince others,
seem open to conviction yourself.
- Lord Chesterfield

There comes a time in every man's education
when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance,
that imitation is suicide,
that he must take himself for better or for worse as his portion.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully
as when they do it from religious conviction.
- Blaise Pascal

The only faith that wears well and holds its color
in all weathers is that which is woven of conviction
and set with the sharp mordant of experience.
- James Russell Lowell

The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind
him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.
- Walter Lippmann

The one serious conviction that a man should have
is that nothing should be taken too seriously.
- Nicholas Murray Butler

It's my firm conviction that when Uncle Sam calls,
by God we go, and we do the best that we can.
- R. Lee Ermey

It has always been my private conviction that any man
who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming.
- John Steinbeck

A strong conviction that something must be done is
the parent of many bad measures.
- Daniel Webster

Our consciences are littered like an old attic with
the junk of sheer conviction.
- Wilford O. Cross

Broad paths are open to every endeavour,
and a sympathetic recognition is assured to every one
who consecrates his art to the divine services of a
conviction of a consciousness.
- Franz Liszt

The Martha Stewart trial makes clear how far women
have risen in the business world.
America can be proud of our equal-opportunity prosecution and conviction.
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Insurance - an ingenious modern game of chance in which
the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction
that he is beating the man who keeps the table.
- Ambrose Bierce

You must stick to your conviction, but be ready to
abandon your assumptions.
- Denis Waitley

Let us go forward in this battle fortified by conviction
that those who labour in the service of a great and
good cause will never fail.
- Owen Arthur

Through these adversities, Israel has endured with continued strength,
conviction, and faith.
- Jerry Costello

I was suffering from a peculiar and persistent sense
that I was being pursued,
and also the conviction that under the political order of the times,
our lives had no meaning.
- Naguib Mahfouz

There was an implicit conviction that the UN would
be stronger than the sum of its constituent member-states.
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief.
And once that belief becomes a deep conviction,
things begin to happen.
- Muhammad Ali

Political extremism involves two prime ingredients:
an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills,
and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all.
- John W. Gardner

To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities;
that is not to be taken seriously in politics.
- Vladimir Lenin

Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are
extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

It is absolutely my conviction, that Walter Salles
will figure among the great directors of our time.
- Arthur Cohn

Conviction never so excellent, is worthless until it
coverts itself into conduct.
- Thomas Carlyle

You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious
with the conviction you are a success.
This is done by making an affirmation which "clicks."
- Florence Scovel Shinn

An indictment is not a conviction.
- Howard Coble

Our firm conviction that ours is a just cause and that
we must find a peaceful way to attain our goals gave
us the strength and the awareness of the limits beyond which we must not go.
- Lech Walesa

The sure conviction that we could if we wanted to is
the reason so many good minds are idle.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

The deepest thing in any one is the conviction of the
bad luck that follows boasting.
- Gertrude Stein

My personal conviction is that science is concerned wholly with truth,
not with ethics.
- Arthur Keith

When the intensity of emotional conviction subsides,
a man who is in the habit of reasoning will search
for logical grounds in favour of the belief which he finds in himself.
- Bertrand Russell

The conviction of our Ukrainian nation is embedded
in the pages of its history.
- Viktor Yushchenko

Ronald Reagan's well documented final battles with
Alzheimer's disease were fought with the same conviction
and courage that his many public battles were fought.
- William L. Jenkins

We have always held to the hope, the belief,
the conviction that there is a better life,
a better world, beyond the horizon.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The challenge is to lend conviction even to the voices
which advocate views I find personally abhorrent,
whether they are political Islamists or officers justifying a coup.
- Orhan Pamuk

My opinion, my conviction, gains immensely in strength
and sureness the minute a second mind as adopted it.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

To bathe a cat takes brute force, perseverance,
courage of conviction - and a cat.
The last ingredient is usually hardest to come by.
- Stephen Baker

Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.
- Thomas Carlyle

Indictments of any kind are serious.
That being said, let's not forget that an indictment is not a conviction.
We still have due process in this country.
- Rob Simmons

Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.
- Andrew Johnson

Quotations in my work are like wayside robbers who
leap out armed and relieve the stroller of his conviction.
- Walter Benjamin

A large part of the present anxiety to improve the
education of girls and women is also due to the conviction
that the political disabilities of women will not be maintained.
- Millicent Fawcett


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