Eudora Welty Quotes

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The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy. -Eudora Welty
A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away. -Eudora Welty
All serious daring starts from within. -Eudora Welty
Writers and travelers are mesmerized alike by knowing of their destinations. -Eudora Welty
Integrity can be neither lost nor concealed nor faked nor quenched nor artificially come by nor outlived, nor, I believe, in the long run, denied -Eudora Welty
Out of love you can speak with straight fury. -Eudora Welty
All good writers speak in honest voices and tell the truth. -Eudora Welty
Human life is fiction's only theme. -Eudora Welty
People are mostly layers of violence and tenderness wrapped like bulbs, and it is difficult to say what makes them onions or hyacinths. -Eudora Welty
Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it. -Eudora Welty
She read Dickens in the same spirit she would have eloped with him. -Eudora Welty
I wanted to read immediately. The only fear was that of books coming to an end. -Eudora Welty
I'm a great reader that never has time to read. -Eudora Welty
He did not like illness, he distrusted it, as he distrusted the road without signposts. (
When they turned off, it was still early in the pink and green fields. The fumes of morning, sweet and bitter, sprang up where they walked. The insects ticked softly, their strength in reserve; butterflies chopped the air, going to the east, and the birds flew carelessly and sang by fits. They went down again and soon the smell of the river spread over the woods, cool and secret. Every step they took among the great walls of vines and among the passion-flowers started up a little life, a little flight. 'We're walking along in the changing-time, ' said Doc. 'Any day now the change will come. It's going to turn from hot to cold, and we can kill the hog that's ripe and have fresh meat to eat. Come one of these nights and we can wander down here and tree a nice possum. Old Jack Frost will be pinching things up. Old Mr. Winter will be standing in the door. Hickory tree there will be yellow. Sweet-gum red, hickory yellow, dogwood red, sycamore yellow.' He went along rapping the tree trunks with his knuckle. 'Magnolia and live-oak never die. Remember that. Persimmons will all get fit to eat, and the nuts will be dropping like rain all through the woods here. And run, little quail, run, for we'll be after you too.' They went on and suddenly the woods opened upon light, and they had reached the river. Everyone stopped, but Doc talked on ahead as though nothing had happened. 'Only today, ' he said, 'today, in October sun, it's all gold-sky and tree and water. Everything just before it changes looks to be made of gold.' ("The Wide Net")

Eudora Welty
There is absolutely everything in great fiction but a clear answer. -Eudora Welty
He loved happiness like I love tea. -Eudora Welty
The thing that seemed like silence must have been the endless cry of all the crickets and locusts in the world, rising and falling. (
I am a writer who came froma sheltered life. A sheltered life can be a daring life as well. For all serious daring starts from within. -Eudora Welty
Indeed, learning to write may be part of learning to read. For all I know, writing comes out of a superior devotion to reading. -Eudora Welty
The fantasies of dying could be no stranger than the fantasies of living. Survival is perhaps the strangest fantasy of them all. -Eudora Welty
A sheltered life can be a daring life as well. For all serious daring starts from within. -Eudora Welty
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