Literary Birthday – 25 March – Flannery O’Connor

Flannery O’Connor was born 25 March 1925, and died 3 August 1964.


  1. Right now the whole world seems to be going through a dark night of the soul.
  2. All human nature vigorously resists grace because grace changes us and the change is painful.
  3. The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
  4. You shall know the truth, and it will make you odd.
  5. Conviction without experience makes for harshness.
  6. I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.

READ: 12 Writing Tips From Flannery O’Connor

Flannery O’Connor was an American author. She wrote two novels and 32 short stories. Her work is ‘notable for the seeming incongruity of a devout Catholic whose darkly comic works commonly feature startling acts of violence and unsympathetic, often depraved, characters.’ Her stories, usually set in the rural American South, concern the relationship between the individual and God. Her novels are Wise Blood and The Violent Bear It Away.

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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 25th March 2013