Walker Percy Quotes In English

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Walker Percy Quotes In English

Hello, Welcome in a collection of thoughts and quotes by Walker Percy on infidelity, life, women, wok, choice, recreation, politics, poetry, art, modernity, disappointment, society, nostalgia, technology, philosophy, confusion, adolescence and despair. Our team gives you some quotes about Walker Percy. He was born on 28 May 1916, Birmingham, Alabama, United States.Walker Percy, Obl.S.B. was an American writer whose interests included philosophy and semiotics. Percy is known for his philosophical novels set in and around New Orleans; the first, The Moviegoer, won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. He died in 10 May 1990, Covington, Louisiana, United States.

  • “You can get all A’s and still flunk life.”

  • “During my last year in college I discovered that I was picking up the mannerisms of Akim Tamiroff, the only useful thing, in fact, that I learned in the entire four years.”

  • “The second I left my old life’s cowpath, I discovered I didn’t need a drink. It became possible to stand still in the dark under the oaks, hands at my sides, and watch and wait.”

  • “I believe in God and the whole business but I love women best, music and science next, whiskey next, God fourth, and my fellowman hardly at all.”

  • “Nothing remains but desire, and desire comes howling down Elysian Fields like a mistral.”

  • Walker Percy Quotes In English

  • “People who are ordinarily understood to dislike each other or at least to be indifferent toward each other discover that they have much in common.”

  • “But the expectation of the self, to be informed in its nothingness–if only I can get out of this old place and into the right new place, I can become a new person–places a heavy burden on travel.”

  • “Soap shining beauty.”

  • “Misery misery son of a bitch of all miseries.”

  • “Have you noticed that the narrower the view the more you can see? For the first time I understand how old ladies can sit on their porches for years.”

  • Walker Percy Quotes In English

  • “…this miserable trick the romantic plays upon himself: of setting just beyond his reach the very thing he prizes.”

  • “The drowsiness returns. It is unwelcome. I recognize it as the sort of fitful twilight which has come over me of late, a twilight where waking dreams are dreamed and sleep never comes.”

  • “At that time the only treatment of angelism, that is, excessive abstraction of the self from itself, was recovery of the self through ordeal….this miserable trick the romantic plays upon himself: of setting just beyond his reach the very thing he prizes.”

  • “I have observed that it is no longer possible for one young man to speak unwarily to another not known to him, except in certain sections of the South and West, and certainly not with a book in his hand.”

  • “At night the years come back and perch around my bed like ghosts.”

  • Walker Percy Quotes In English

  • “Firing the sunset gun”

  • “I have discovered that most people have no one to talk to, no one, that is, who really wants to listen.”

  • “When these long telephone silences come, it is a sure sign that love is over.”

  • “It is not a bad thing to settle for the Little Way, not the big search for the big happiness but the sad little happiness of drinks and kisses, a good little car and a warm deep thigh.”

  • “Is all niceness then or is all buggery? How can a man be forty-five years old and still not know whether all is niceness or buggery? How does one know for sure?”

  • Walker Percy Quotes In English

  • “Why is it that one can look at a lion or a planet or an owl or at someone’s finger as long as one pleases, but looking into the eyes of another person is, if prolonged past a second, a perilous affair?”

  • “….With pulleys and ropes and time to plan one could move anything. Now that she thought of it, why couldn’t anyone do anything he or she wished, given the tools and the time.”

  • “Not to be onto something is to be in despair.”

  • “What nuns don’t realize is that they look better in nun clothes than in J. C. Penney pantsuits.”

  • “Where there is chance of gain, there is also chance of loss. Whenever one courts great happiness, one also risks malaise.”

  • Walker Percy Quotes In English

  • “What Descartes did not know: no such isolated individual as he described can be conscious.”

  • “I couldn’t stand it. I still can’t stand it. I can’t stand the way things are. I cannot tolerate this age.”

  • “School – You can get all A’s and still flunk life.”

  • “The fact is I am quite happy in a movie, even a bad movie. Other people, so I have read, treasure memorable moments in their lives…”

  • “In my new freedom I remember thinking: If one knows what he wants to do, others will not only not stand in the way but will lend a hand from simple curiosity and amazement.”

  • Walker Percy Quotes In English

  • “Losing hope is not so bad. There’s something worse: losing hope and hiding it from yourself.”

  • “…the self can be as desperately stranded in the transcendence of theory as in the immanence of consumption.”

  • “You live in a deranged age – more deranged than usual, because despite great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing.Losing hope is not so bad. There’s something worse: losing hope and hiding it from yourself.”

  • “A great scientist once said that genius consists not in making great discoveries but in seeing the connection between small discoveries.”

  • “Before, I wandered as a diversion. Now I wander seriously and sit and read as a diversion.”

  • Walker Percy Quotes In English

  • “The origin of consciousness is the initiation of the sign-user into the world of signs by a sign-giver.”

  • “Why did God make women so beautiful and man with such a loving heart?”

  • “Nowadays when a good-looking woman flirts with me, however idly, I guffaw like some ruddy English lord, haw haw, har har, harr harr.”

  • “I like to eat crawfish and drink beer. That’s despair?”

  • “Being uneducated is no guarantee against being obnoxious.”

  • Walker Percy Quotes In English

  • “Jews wait for the Lord, Protestants sing hymns to him, Catholics say mass and eat him.”

  • “People usually told him the same joke two or three times.”

  • “Nobody but a Southerner knows the wrenching rinsing sadness of the cities of the North.”

  • “Suppose you ask God for a miracle and God says yes, very well. How do you live the rest of your life?”

  • “Lost in the mystery of finding myself alive.”

  • Walker Percy Quotes In English

  • “Home may be where the heart is but it’s no place to spend Wednesday afternoon.”

  • “It is possible, however, that the artist is both thin-skinned and prophetic and, like the canary lowered into the mine shaft to test the air, has caught a whiff of something lethal.”

  • “There is no pain on this earth like seeing the same woman look at another man the way she once looked at you.”

  • “Have you noticed that only in time of illness or disaster or death are people real?”

  • “In this world goodness is destined to be defeated. But a man must go down fighting. That is the victory. To do anything less is to be less than a man.”

  • Walker Percy Quotes In English

  • “Life is fits and starts, mostly fits.”

  • “To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair.”

  • “But if there’s nothing wrong with me, he thought, then there is something wrong with the world. And if there is nothing wrong with the world, then I have wasted my life and that is the worst mistake of all.”

  • “Fiction doesn’t tell us something we don’t know, it tells us something we know but don’t know that we know.”

  • “Pascal told only half the story. He said man was a thinking reed. What man is, is a thinking reed and a walking genital.”

  • Walker Percy Quotes In English

  • “Small disconnected facts, if you take note of them, have a way of becoming connected.”

  • “This Midwestern sky is the nakedest loneliest sky in America. To escape it, people live inside and underground.”

  • “My mother refused to let me fail. So I insisted.”

  • “How strange to think that you cannot pass along the discovery.”

  • “Lucky is the man who does not secretly believe that every possibility is open to him.”

  • “In New Orleans I have noticed that people are happiest when they are going to funerals, making money, taking care of the dead, or putting on masks at Mardi Gras so nobody knows who they are.”

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