Cormac McCarthy Quotes.

1. "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."
- Quote by Cormac McCarthy

2. "He thought that in the beauty of the world were hid a secret. He thought that the world’s heart beat at some terrible cost and that the world’s pain and its beauty moved in a relationship of diverging equity and that in this headlong deficit the blood of multitudes might ultimately be exacted for the vision of a single flower."
- Quote by Cormac McCarthy

3. "Anything that doesn't take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems worth doing."
- Quote by Cormac McCarthy

4. "I will do what I promised." He whispered. "No matter what. I will not send you into the darkness alone."
- Quote by Cormac McCarthy

5. "Every moment in your life is a turning and every one a choosing. Somewhere you made a choice. All followed to this. The accounting is scrupulous. The shape is drawn. No line can be erased. I had no belief in your ability to move a coin to your bidding. How could you? A person's path through the world seldom changes and even more seldom will it change abruptly. And the shape of your path was visible from the beginning."
- Quote by Cormac McCarthy

6. "The man who believes that the secrets of the world are forever hidden lives in mystery and fear. Superstitiion will drag him down. The rain will erode the deeds of his life. But that man who sets himself the task of singling out the thread of order from the tapestry will by the decision alone have taken charge of the world and it is only by such taking charge that he will effect a way to dictate the terms of his own fate. I dont see what that has to do with catchin birds. The freedom of birds is an insult to me. I'd have them all in zoos. That would be a hell of a zoo. The judge smiled. Yes, he said. Even so."
- Quote by Cormac McCarthy

7. "You are either born a writer or you are not."
- Quote by Cormac McCarthy

8. "I’m not interested in writing short stories. Anything that doesn’t take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems worth doing."
- Quote by Cormac McCarthy

9. "There is for a man two things in life that are very important, head and shoulders above everything else. Find work you like, and find someone to live with you like. Very few people get both."
- Quote by Cormac McCarthy

10. "If people knew the story of their lives, how many would then elect to live them?"
- Quote by Cormac McCarthy

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