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Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "When you're a kid you have these notions about how things are going to be.... You get a little older and you pull back on some of that. I think you wind up just tryin to minimize the pain."

When you're a kid you have these notions about how things are going to be.... You get a little older and you pull back on some of that. I think you wind up just tryin to minimize the pain.




Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "Suppose you were the last one left? Suppose you did that to yourself?"

Suppose you were the last one left? Suppose you did that to yourself?



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "I always thought when I got older that God would sort of come into my life in some way. He didn't. I don't blame him. If I was him I'd have the same opinion about me that he does."

I always thought when I got older that God would sort of come into my life in some way. He didn't. I don't blame him. If I was him I'd have the same opinion about me that he does.




Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "A goodlookin horse is like a goodlookin woman, he said. They're always more trouble than what they're worth. What a man needs is just one that will get the job done."

A goodlookin horse is like a goodlookin woman, he said. They're always more trouble than what they're worth. What a man needs is just one that will get the job done.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "He is where he is supposed to be. And yet the place he has found is also of his own choosing. That is a piece of luck not to be despised."

He is where he is supposed to be. And yet the place he has found is also of his own choosing. That is a piece of luck not to be despised.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "What you alter in the remembering has yet a reality, known or not."

What you alter in the remembering has yet a reality, known or not.




Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "Your heart's desire is to be told some mystery. The mystery is that there is no mystery."

Your heart's desire is to be told some mystery. The mystery is that there is no mystery.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "A man is always right to pursue the thing he loves.No matter even if it kills him?I think so. Yes. No matter what."

A man is always right to pursue the thing he loves.No matter even if it kills him?I think so. Yes. No matter what.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "Maybe it's like Mac says. Ever man winds up with the horse that suits him."

Maybe it's like Mac says. Ever man winds up with the horse that suits him.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner."

War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "Nobody wants to be here and nobody wants to leave."

Nobody wants to be here and nobody wants to leave.




Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "I don't know why I started writing. I don't know why anybody does it. Maybe they're bored, or failures at something else."

I don't know why I started writing. I don't know why anybody does it. Maybe they're bored, or failures at something else.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "This country was filled with violent children orphaned by war."

This country was filled with violent children orphaned by war.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "There was someone there and they had been there. There was no one there. There was someone there and they had been there and they had not left but there was no one there."

There was someone there and they had been there. There was no one there. There was someone there and they had been there and they had not left but there was no one there.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "At one time in the world there were woods that no one owned"

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



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "...the space which [books] occupied was itself an expectation."

...the space which [books] occupied was itself an expectation.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "If you pursue this road that you've embarked upon, you will eventually come to moral decisions that will take you completely by surprise"

If you pursue this road that you've embarked upon, you will eventually come to moral decisions that will take you completely by surprise



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "You think when you wake up in the mornin yesterday don't count. But yesterday is all that does count. What else is there? Your life is made out of the days it’s made out of. Nothin else."

You think when you wake up in the mornin yesterday don't count. But yesterday is all that does count. What else is there? Your life is made out of the days it’s made out of. Nothin else.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "Anything that doesn't take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems worth doing."

Anything that doesn't take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems worth doing.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "In the draws the smoke coming off the ground like mist and the thin black trees burning on the slopes like heathen candles."

In the draws the smoke coming off the ground like mist and the thin black trees burning on the slopes like heathen candles.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "Between the wish and the thing the world lies waiting."

Between the wish and the thing the world lies waiting.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "No one can tell you what your life is goin to be, can they?No. It's never like what you expected.Quijada nodded. If people knew the story of their lives how many would then elect to live them?"

No one can tell you what your life is goin to be, can they?No. It's never like what you expected.Quijada nodded. If people knew the story of their lives how many would then elect to live them?



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "He believed in God even if he was doubtful of men's claims to know God's mind. But that a God unable to forgive was no God at all."

He believed in God even if he was doubtful of men's claims to know God's mind. But that a God unable to forgive was no God at all.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "in dreams it is often the case that the greatest extravagances seem bereft of their power to astonish and the most improbable chimeras seem commonplace."

in dreams it is often the case that the greatest extravagances seem bereft of their power to astonish and the most improbable chimeras seem commonplace.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "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."

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.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "The soul might be silent but the servant of the soul has always got a voice and it has got one for a reason."

The soul might be silent but the servant of the soul has always got a voice and it has got one for a reason.




Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "Where men can't live gods fare no better."

Where men can't live gods fare no better.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "Lastly he looked at the face so caved and drawn among the folds of funeral cloth, the yellowed moustache, the eyelids paper thin. That was not sleeping. That was not sleeping."

Lastly he looked at the face so caved and drawn among the folds of funeral cloth, the yellowed moustache, the eyelids paper thin. That was not sleeping. That was not sleeping.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "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."

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.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "This is what the good guys do. They keep trying. They don't give up."

This is what the good guys do. They keep trying. They don't give up.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "Even a nonbeliever might find it useful to model himself after God. Very useful, in fact."

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



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "you fix what you can fix and you let the rest go. If there ain't nothin to be done about it it aint even a problem. It's just a aggravation."

you fix what you can fix and you let the rest go. If there ain't nothin to be done about it it aint even a problem. It's just a aggravation.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "People were always getting ready for tomorrow. I didn't believe in that. Tomorrow wasn't getting ready for them. It didn't even know they were there."

People were always getting ready for tomorrow. I didn't believe in that. Tomorrow wasn't getting ready for them. It didn't even know they were there.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "There is no forgiveness. For women. A man may lose his honor and regain it again. But a woman cannot. She cannot."

There is no forgiveness. For women. A man may lose his honor and regain it again. But a woman cannot. She cannot.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "I never had any doubts about my abilities. I knew I could write. I just had to figure out how to eat while doing"

I never had any doubts about my abilities. I knew I could write. I just had to figure out how to eat while doing



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "How would you know if you were the last man on Earth? He said.I don't guess you would know it. You'd just be it."

How would you know if you were the last man on Earth? He said.I don't guess you would know it. You'd just be it.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "You have my whole heart. You always did."

You have my whole heart. You always did.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "I dont know what happens to country."

I dont know what happens to country.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "And the dreams so rich in color. How else would death call you? Waking in the cold dawn it all turned to ash instantly."

And the dreams so rich in color. How else would death call you? Waking in the cold dawn it all turned to ash instantly.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "Life is a memory, then it is nothing. All law is writ in a seed."

Life is a memory, then it is nothing. All law is writ in a seed.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "I think if you were Satan and you were settin around tryin to think up somethin that would just bring the human race to its knees what you would probably come up with is narcotics."

I think if you were Satan and you were settin around tryin to think up somethin that would just bring the human race to its knees what you would probably come up with is narcotics.



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

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



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "By the time I was sixteen I had read many books and I had become a freethinker."

By the time I was sixteen I had read many books and I had become a freethinker.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "If war is not holy man is nothing but antic clay."

If war is not holy man is nothing but antic clay.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "His mind was betraying him. Phantoms not heard from in a thousand years rousing slowly from their sleep."

His mind was betraying him. Phantoms not heard from in a thousand years rousing slowly from their sleep.



Cormac McCarthy Quotes: "The closest bonds we will ever know are bonds of grief. The deepest community one of sorrow."

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