Flannery O’Connor: “Truth”

Flannery O’Connor (March 25, 1925 – August 3, 1964) is a Southern Gothic novelist who explored themes of morality and grace. Her novel ‘Wise Blood‘ was made into a film by iconic director John Huston. Throughout her success, she always gave glory to God and used her faith as inspiration. Here are my top 10 favorite quotes from Flannery O’Connor:

  • “The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”
  • “The mind serves best when it’s anchored in the Word of God. There is no danger then of becoming an intellectual without integrity…”
  • “I don’t deserve any credit for turning the other cheek as my tongue is always in it.”
  • “All human nature vigorously resists grace because grace changes us and the change is painful.”
  • “Only if we are secure in our beliefs can we see the comical side of the universe.”
  • “If you live today, you breath in nihilism … it’s the gas you breathe. If I hadn’t had the Church to fight it with or to tell me the necessity of fighting it, I would be the stinkingest logical positivist you ever saw right now.”
  • “Most of us come to the church by a means the church does not allow.”
  • “For me it is the virgin birth, the Incarnation, the resurrection which are the true laws of the flesh and the physical. Death, decay, destruction are the suspension of these laws. I am always astonished at the emphasis the Church puts on the body. It is not the soul she says that will rise but the body, glorified.”
  • “Give me the courage to stand the pain to get the grace.”
  • “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief’… is the most natural and most human and most agonizing prayer in the gospels, and I think it is the foundation prayer of faith.”

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