Today, March 25, is the birthday of the wonderful Flannery O’Connor, the greatest writer in Georgia history if not the best-selling (take a bow of your own, Margaret Mitchell). Miss O’Connor, born in Savannah and for most of her life a resident of Milledgeville, had a talent for telling it straight and blunt, and for distilling complicated thoughts into sentences of startling clarity.
So let’s start the week with some selected O’Connor wisdom:
“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”
““Conviction without experience makes for harshness.”
“I hope you don’t have friends who recommend Ayn Rand to you. The fiction of Ayn Rand is as low as you can get re fiction. I hope you picked it up off the floor of the subway and threw it in the nearest garbage pail. She makes Mickey Spillane look like Dostoevsky.”
“You have to quit confusing a madness with a mission.”
– Jay Bookman