Mary Flannery O'Connor was an American novelist, short-story writer and essayist.
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“It is better to be young in your failures than old in your successes.”
“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”
“I find that most people know what a story is until they sit down to write one.”
“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 not afraid that the book will be controversial, I'm afraid it will not be controversial.”
“When in Rome, do as you done in Milledgeville”
“There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.”
“I don't deserve any credit for turning the other cheek as my tongue is always in it.”
“Knowing who you are is good for one generation only.”
“When a book leaves your hands, it belongs to God. He may use it to save a few souls or to try a few others, but I think that for the writer to worry is to take over God's business.”
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