Quote Journal

Quotes from Walker Percy:

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

“A good novel is possible only after one has given up and let go.”

“We love those who know the worst of us
and don’t turn their faces away.”

“The only road is the Little Way . . .
the only way to do great things
is to choose to treat of little things well”

“We live in a deranged age . . .
because in spite of great scientific and technological advances,
man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing.”

“Life is a mystery, love is a delight.
Therefore I take it as axiomatic that one should settle for
nothing less than the infinite mystery and the infinite delight.”

“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?”