Carson McCullers Quotes

Carson McCullers Quotes

He did not wholly understand the intricate play of ideas and the complex phrases, but as he read he sensed a strong, who purpose behind the words and he felt that he almost understood.

That was the best of all. To speak the truth and be attended.

In his face there came to be a brooding peace that is seen most often in the faces of the very sorrowful or the very wise. But still he wandered through the streets of the town, always silent and alone.

There are those who know and those who don't know. And for every ten thousand who don't know there's only one who knows. That's the miracle of all time-the fact that these millions know so much but don't know this.

Leonora Penderton feared neither man, beast, nor the devil; God she had never known.

For you see, when us people who know run into each other that's an event. It almost never happens. Sometimes we meet each other and neither guesses that the other is one who knows. That's a bad thing. It's happened to me a lot of times. But you see there are so few of us.

I feels sorrier for him than anybody I knows. I expect he done read more books than any white man in this town. He done read more books and he done worried about more things. He full of books and worrying. He done lost God and turned his back on religion. His troubles come down just to that.

Wonderful music like this was the worst hurt there could be. The whole world was the symphony, and there was not enough of her to listen.

They are the we of me.

In one of their quarrels, they had begun calling each other Mister. and Misses., and since then they had never made it up enough to change it.

Her face felt like it was scattered in pieces and she could not keep it straight. The feeling was a whole lot worse than being hungry for any dinner, yet it was like that. I want-I want-I want-was all that she could think about-but just what this real want was she did no know.

The most fatal thing a man can do is try to stand alone.

Next to music, beer was best.

That was all he wanted for himself – to give to her. Biff's mouth hardened. He had done nothing wrong but in him he felt a strange guilt. Why? The dark guilt in all men, unreckoned and without a name.

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