Thursday, June 26, 2014

Thoughts for Thursday: Cormac McCarthy

Thoughts for Thursday is a new feature hosted by Musings on Fantasia and LKHill.  In this meme, we share thoughts or quotes that we know or have recently come across. Each week there is a specific subject or theme. These can be quotes from books, quotes by famous people, (quotes by YOU, perhaps ;D). Anything from anywhere is game, though we do ask that you keep your quote to a few sentences at most. Don't quote, for example, entire passages of a book or essay. These can be funny quips, cool sayings, hair-raising antidotes, movie lines, any kind of quote you can think of!

Just have fun, collect awesome sayings by awesome people, and try to be inspired!

This week's theme is Cormac McCarthy! For those who haven't read him, Cormac McCarthy has a beautiful, poetic writing style that doesn't always come across very well on screen, but is unfailingly thought-provoking to read. I always think of him as the writer's writer. His books take a little bit of work to wade through, but it's always worth it!

Deep in each man is the knowledge that something knows of his existence. Something knows, and cannot be fled nor hid from.--The Crossing

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."--The Road

He knew only that his child was his warrant. He said: If he is not the word of God God never spoke.--The Road

War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade waiting for its ultimate practitioner.--Blood Meridian

It takes very little to govern good people. Very little. And bad people can't be governed at all. Or if they could I never heard of it.--No Country for Old Men

The man who believes that the secrets of the world are forever hidden lives in mystery and fear. Superstition 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.--Blood Meridian

Which is your favorite Cormac McCarthy quote? Do you have one to add?

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