Monday, March 23, 2009

Flannery O'Connor on the writing life

Thanks again to Debra Murphy's "Quotes for Catholic Writers":

"What first stuns the young writer emerging from college is that there is no clear-cut road for him to travel on. He must chop a path in the wilderness of his own soul; a disheartening process, lifelong and lonesome."

--Flannery O'Connor, 1948

(Debra noted that this quote is from a review of a new biography of Flannery O'Connor at The Washington Post.)


Jennifer said...

Well that's encouraging! :)
BTW Karen, I thought you had gone away and then suddenly four days worth of posts, nine in all, came through as new this morning. Weird.

Karen E. said...

It is a chipper little quote, isn't it, Jennifer? :-)

I wonder what was up with the Reader ??