Flannery O’Connor Quotes

Everywhere I go, I’m asked if the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them. Flannery O’Connor

Conviction without experience makes for harshness. Flannery O’Connor

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

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

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

I find that most people know what a story is until they sit down to write one. 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