Inspirational Cormac McCarthy Quotes

Cormac McCarthy (born July 20, 1933) is an American novelist. Below is a list of Inspirational Cormac McCarthy Quotes.

Cormac McCarthy Quotes

Cormac McCarthy Quotes
Cormac McCarthy Quotes

“Keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden.”
― Cormac McCarthy

“You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.”
― Cormac McCarthy

“Whatever in creation exists without my knowledge exists without my consent.”
― Cormac McCarthy

“If you break little promises, you’ll break big ones.”
― Cormac McCarthy

“Deep in each man is the knowledge that something knows of his existence. Something knows, and cannot be fled nor hid from.”
― Cormac McCarthy

“There is no God and we are his prophets.”
― Cormac McCarthy

“You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.”
― Cormac McCarthy

“You have my whole heart. You always did.”
― Cormac McCarthy

“Between the wish and the thing the world lies waiting.”
― Cormac McCarthy

“Men of God and men of war have strange affinities.”
― Cormac McCarthy

“Nobody wants to be here and nobody wants to leave.”
― Cormac McCarthy

“Then they set out along the blacktop in the gunmetal light, shuffling through the ash, each the other’s world entire.”
― Cormac McCarthy

“Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.”
Cormac McCarthy

“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

“If trouble comes when you least expect it then maybe the thing to do is to always expect it.”
― Cormac McCarthy

“What’s the bravest thing you ever did?
He spat in the road a bloody phlegm. Getting up this morning, he said.”
― Cormac McCarthy

“Where men can’t live gods fare no better.”
― Cormac McCarthy

“Listen to me, he said, when your dreams are of some world that never was or some world that never will be, and you’re happy again, then you’ll have given up. Do you understand? And you can’t give up, I won’t let you.”
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“He walked out in the gray light and stood and he saw for a brief moment the absolute truth of the world. The cold relentless circling of the intestate earth. Darkness implacable.”
― Cormac McCarthy

“I can normally tell how intelligent a man is by how stupid he thinks I am.”
― Cormac McCarthy

“Just remember that the things you put into your head are there forever, he said. You might want to think about that.You forget some things, dont you? Yes. You forget what you want to remember and you remember what you want to forget.”
― Cormac McCarthy

“By day the banished sun circles the earth like a grieving mother with a lamp.”
― Cormac McCarthy

“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

“Perhaps in the world’s destruction it would be possible at last to see how it was made. Oceans, mountains. The ponderous counterspectacle of things ceasing to be. The sweeping waste, hydroptic and coldly secular. The silence.”
― Cormac McCarthy

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

“The truth about the world, he said, is that anything is possible. Had you not seen it all from birth and thereby bled it of its strangeness it would appear to you for what it is, a hat trick in a medicine show, a fevered dream, a trance bepopulate with chimeras having neither analogue nor precedent, an itinerant carnival, a migratory tentshow whose ultimate destination after many a pitch in many a mudded field is unspeakable and calamitous beyond reckoning.”
― Cormac McCarthy

“Borrowed time and borrowed world and borrowed eyes with which to sorrow it.”
― Cormac McCarthy

“War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.”
Cormac McCarthy quotes

“He said that those who have endured some misfortune will always be set apart but that it is just that misfortune which is their gift and which is their strength.”
― Cormac McCarthy

“He knew only that his child was his warrant. He said: If he is not the word of God God never spoke.”
― Cormac McCarthy

“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

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one’s heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
― Cormac McCarthy

“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

“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.”
― Cormac McCarthy

“The universe is no narrow thing and the order within it is not constrained by any latitude in its conception to repeat what exists in one part in any other part. Even in this world more things exist without our knowledge than with it and the order in creation which you see is that which you have put there, like a string in a maze, so that you shall not lose your way. For existence has its own order and that no man’s mind can compass, that mind itself being but a fact among others.”
― Cormac McCarthy

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