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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Cormac Mccarthy


It looks a lot better from up here than it does down there, dont it? Yes. It does. There's a lot of things look better at a distance. Yeah? I think so. I guess there are. The life you've lived, for one. Yeah. Maybe what of it you aint lived yet, too.

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Even a nonbeliever might find it useful to model himself after God. Very useful, in fact.

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Whatever in creation exists without my knowledge exists without my consent.

Cormac Mccarthy


What's the bravest thing you ever did?He spat in the road a bloody phlegm. Getting up this morning, he said.

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This is my child, he said. I wash a dead man's brains out of his hair. That is my job.

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Live by yourself and you bound to talk yourself and when ye commence that folks start it up that you're light in the head. But I reckon it's all right to talk to a dog since most folks do even if a dog don't understand and cain't answer if he did.

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I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt.

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Here beyond men's judgments all covenants were brittle.

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Do you think I lie to you?No.But you think I might lie to you about dying.Yes.Okay. I might. But we're not dying.Okay.

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He can neither read nor write and in him broods already a taste for mindless violence. All history present in that visage, the child the father of the man.

Cormac Mccarthy


This ferry was taken over by the Yumas and operated for them by a man named Callaghan, but within days it was burned and Callaghan's headless body floated anonymously downriver, a vulture standing between the shoulderblades in clerical black, silent rider to the sea.

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I aint sure we've seen these people before. Their kind. I dont know what to do about em even. If you killed em all they'd have to build a annex on to hell.

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I think by the time you're grown you're as happy as you're goin to be. You'll have good times and bad times, but in the end you'll be about as happy as you was before. Or as unhappy. I've knowed people that just never did get the hang of it.

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

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Can you do it? When the time comes? When the time comes there will be no time. Now is the time. Curse God and die.

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