10 inspirational flannery o’connor quotes on success

  • 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.
  • Faith is what someone knows to be true, whether they believe it or not.
  • I am no disbeliever in spiritual purpose and no vague believer. I see from the standpoint of Christian orthodoxy. This means that for me the meaning of life is centered in our Redemption by Christ and what I see in the world I see in relation to that.
  • A working knowledge of the devil can be very well had from resisting him.
  • I think there is no suffering greater than what is caused by the doubts of those who want to believe.
  • Whenever I’m asked why Southern writers particularly have a penchant for writing about freaks, I say it is because we are still able to recognize one.
  • We are not judged by what we are basically. We are judged by how hard we use what we have been given. Success means nothing to the Lord.
  • I use the grotesque the way I do because people are deaf and dumb and need help to see and hear.
  • You will have found Christ when you are concerned with other people’s sufferings and not your own.
  • Those who have no absolute values cannot let the relative remain merely relative, they are always raising it to the level of the absolute.
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