Cormac Mccarthy Quotes

Cormac McCarthy (born Charles McCarthy; July 20, 1933) is an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. He has written ten novels, spanning the southern gothic, western, and post-apocalyptic genres.

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For things at a common destination there is a common path. Not always easy to see. But there.

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Dying ain't in people's plans, is it?

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Words pale and lose their savor while pain is always new.

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The world to come must be composed of what is past. No other material is at hand.

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What business is it of yours where I'm from, friendo?

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For the poor any choice was a gift with two faces.

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The freedom of birds is an insult to me.

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Scared money canâ??t win and a worried man canâ??t love.

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This country was filled with violent children orphaned by war.

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You are either born a writer or you are not.

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If trouble comes when you least expect it then maybe the thing to do is to always expect it.

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People complain about the bad things that happen to em that they don't deserve but they seldom mention the good. About what they done to deserve them things

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Keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden.

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The core of literature is the idea of tragedy... You don't really learn much from the good things that happen to you.

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