Quotes by Carson Mccullers

Carson Mccullers

American novelist and poet

Alive from: 1917-1967

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes 1 till 9 of 9.

1
  • Carson Mccullers
    Carson Mccullers
    - +
     0
    All men are lonely. But sometimes it seems to me that we Americans are the loneliest of all. Our hunger for foreign places and new ways has been with us almost like a national disease. Our literature is stamped with a quality of longing and unrest, and our writers have been great wanderers.
  • Carson McCullers
    Carson McCullers
    - +
     0
    It is a curious emotion, this certain homesickness I have in mind. With Americans, it is a national trait, as native to us as the roller-coaster or the jukebox. It is no simple longing for the home town or country of our birth. The emotion is Janus-faced: we are torn between a nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.
  • Carson McCullers
    Carson McCullers
    - +
     0
    Our hunger for foreign places and new ways has been with us [Americans] almost like a national disease. Our literature is stamped with a quality of longing and unrest, and our writers have been great wanderers.
  • Carson McCullers
    Carson McCullers
    - +
     0
    The curt truth is that, in a deep secret way, the state of being beloved is intolerable to many. The beloved fears and hates the lover, and with the best of reasons. For the lover is forever trying to strip bare his beloved. The lover craves any possible relation with the beloved, even if this experience can cause him only pain.
    Source: The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1943)
  • Carson McCullers
    Carson McCullers
    - +
     0
    The mind is like a richly woven tapestry in which the colors are distilled from the experiences of the senses, and the design drawn from the convolutions of the intellect.
    Source: The shorter novels and stories of Carson McCullers (1972)
  • Carson McCullers
    Carson McCullers
    - +
     0
    The theme is the theme of humiliation, which is the square root of sin, as opposed to the freedom from humiliation, and love, which is the square root of wonderful.
  • Carson McCullers
    Carson McCullers
    - +
     0
    The writer by nature of his profession is a dreamer and a conscious dreamer. He must imagine, and imagination takes humility, love and great courage. How can you create a character without live and the struggle that goes with love?
  • Carson Mccullers
    Carson Mccullers
    - +
     0
    There's nothing that makes you so aware of the improvisation of human existence as a song unfinished. Or an old address book.
  • Carson Mccullers
    Carson Mccullers
    - +
     0
    While time, the endless idiot, runs screaming round the world.
1
All Carson Mccullers famous quotes and sayings you will always find on greatest-quotations.com 9 found