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Cormac McCarthy

Read through the most famous quotes from Cormac McCarthy

It takes very little to govern good people. Very little. And bad people cant be governed at all. Or if they could I never heard of it.

— Cormac McCarthy


What he could bear in the waking world he could not by night and he sat awake for fear the dream would return.

— Cormac McCarthy


He could not construct for the child's pleasure the world he'd lost without constructing the loss as well and he thought perhaps the child had known this better than he.

— Cormac McCarthy

#loss #parenting #life

I have no enemies. I dont permit such a thing.

— Cormac McCarthy


Every day is a lie. But you are dying. That is not a lie.

— Cormac McCarthy

#life #death

Dope. They sell that shit to schoolkids. It's worse than that. How's that? Schoolkids buy it.

— Cormac McCarthy

#drugs #men

The closest bonds we will ever know are bonds of grief. The deepest community one of sorrow.

— Cormac McCarthy

#sorrow #community

At one time in the world there were woods that no one owned

— Cormac McCarthy

#nature #property #nature

It is personal. That's what an education does. It makes the world personal.

— Cormac McCarthy


I tried to put things in perspective but sometimes you're just too close to it.

— Cormac McCarthy

#distance #perspective #men

About Cormac McCarthy

Did you know about Cormac McCarthy?

He won the Pulitzer Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction for The Road (2006). In a 2006 poll of authors and publiCormac McCarthyrs conducted by The New York Times Magazine to list the greatest American novels of the previous quarter-century Blood Meridian placed third behind only Toni Morrison's Beloved and Don DeLillo's Underworld. The book has grown appreciably in stature in literary circles.

Blood Meridian (1985) was among Time magazine's list of 100 best English-language books publiCormac McCarthyd between 1923 and 2005 and placed joint runner-up in a poll taken in 2006 by The New York Times of the best American fiction publiCormac McCarthyd in the last 25 years. Literary critic Harold Bloom named him as one of the four major American novelists of his time alongside Don DeLillo Thomas Pynchon and Philip Roth and called Blood Meridian "the greatest single book since Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying". All the Pretty Horses and The Road were also adapted as motion pictures.

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