All the Pretty Horses Quotes.

1. "Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real."
- Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

2. "Between the wish and the thing the world lies waiting."
- Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

3. "I can normally tell how intelligent a man is by how stupid he thinks I am."
- Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

4. "He stood at the window of the empty cafe and watched the activites in the square and he said that it was good that God kept the truths of life from the young as they were starting out or else they'd have no heart to start at all."
- Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

5. "There is no forgiveness. For women. A man may lose his honor and regain it again. But a woman cannot. She cannot."
- Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

6. "Long before morning I knew that what I was seeking to discover was a thing I'd always known. That all courage was a form of constancy. That it is always himself that the coward abandoned first. After this all other betrayals come easily."
- Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

7. "He saw very clearly how all his life led only to this moment and all after led to nowhere at all. He felt something cold and soulless enter him like another being and he imagined that it smiled malignly and he had no reason to believe that it would ever leave."
- Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

8. "When I was in school I studied biology. I learned that in making their experiments scientists will take some group--bacteria, mice, people--and subject that group to certain conditions. They compare the results with a second group which has not been disturbed. This second group is called the control group. It is the control group which enables the scientist gauge the effect of his experiment. To judge the significance of what has occurred. In history there are no control groups. There is no one to tell us what might have been. We weep over the might have been, but there is no might have been. There never was. It is supposed to be true that those who o not know history are condemned to repeat it. I don't believe knowing can save us. What is constant in history is greed and foolishness and a love of blood and this is a thing that even God--who knows all that can be known--seems powerless to change."
- Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

9. "The world is quite ruthless in selecting between the dream and the reality, even where we will not."
- Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

10. "The closest bonds we will ever know are bonds of grief. The deepest community one of sorrow."
- Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

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