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 OConnor Age Quote

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 OConnor Best Quote

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 OConnor Business Quote

The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.

Flannery OConnor Change Quote

Faith is what someone knows to be true whether they believe it or not.

Flannery OConnor Faith Quote

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

Flannery OConnor Life Quote

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

Flannery OConnor Teacher Quote

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 OConnor Truth Quote

Conviction without experience makes for harshness.

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

Flannery OConnor Experience Quotes