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… Continue reading Cormac McCarthy
Between the wish and the thing the world lies waiting. ― Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses. (Vintage June 29, 1993)
You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from. ― Cormac McCarthy, No Country For Old Men. (Vintage July 11, 2006)
He stood at the window of the empty cafe and watched the activities 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.… Continue reading Cormac McCarthy
Nothing lives long Only the earth and mountains — Dee Brown, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West. (Holt Paperbacks; 30th Anniversary edition January 23, 2001) Originally published 1970.
Men say they only learn this but he said that no creature can learn that which his heart has no shape to hold. — Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses. (Alfred A. Knopf May 1992)