Quotes by Flannery O'Connor
American writer and essayist
Alive from: 1925-1964
Category: Writers (Contemporary)
Quotes 1 till 4 of 4.
Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them.
I am a writer because writing is the thing I do best.
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.
Manners are of such great consequence to the novelist that any kind will do. Bad manners are better than no manners at all, and because we are losing our customary manners, we are probably overly conscious of them; this seems to be a condition that produces writers.
Subjects in these quotes:
American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 384
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 282
American writer 232
Oliver Wendell Holmes
American writer and poet 139
American writer 130
American writer and publisher 121
American writer 120
American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil 100