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Cormac McCarthy Quotes

Quotes by Cormac McCarthy - (8 quotes)

Cormac McCarthy - From the Beginning category:

My perfect day is sitting in a room with some blank paper. That's heaven. That's gold, and anything else is just a waste of time. (Cormac McCarthy)

Cormac McCarthy - From the Children category:

I remember in grammar school the teacher asked if anyone had any hobbies. I was the only one with any hobbies and I had every hobby there was... name anything, no matter how esoteric. I could have given everyone a hobby and still had 40 or 50 to take home. (Cormac McCarthy)

Cormac McCarthy - From the Goodness category:

I don't think goodness is something that you learn. If you're left adrift in the world to learn goodness from it, you would be in trouble. (Cormac McCarthy)

Cormac McCarthy - From the Humanity category:

If you think about some of the things that are being talked about by thoughtful, intelligent scientists, you realize that in 100 years the human race won't even be recognizable. (Cormac McCarthy)

Cormac McCarthy - From the Mysteries category:

People apparently only read mystery stories of any length. With mysteries, the longer the better, and people will read any damn thing. But the indulgent, 800-page books that were written a hundred years ago are just not going to be written anymore, and people need to get used to that. (Cormac McCarthy)

Cormac McCarthy - From the Profession category:

I don't know why I started writing. I don't know why anybody does it. Maybe they're bored, or failures at something else. (Cormac McCarthy)

Cormac McCarthy - From the Work category:

Even if what you're working on doesn't go anywhere, it will help you with the next thing you're doing. Make yourself available for something to happen. Give it a shot. (Cormac McCarthy)

Cormac McCarthy - From the Writing category:

I'm not interested in writing short stories. Anything that doesn't take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems worth doing. (Cormac McCarthy)