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"All the place you've got"

Sunday, August 13, 2017

“…Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to was never there, and where you are is no good unless you can get away from it. Where is there a place for you to be? No place.”

“Nothing outside you can give you any place,” he said. “You needn’t look to the sky because it’s not going to open up and show no place behind it. You needn’t to search for any hole in the ground to look through into somewhere else. You can’t go neither forwards nor backwards into your daddy’s time nor your children’s if you have them. In yourself right now is all the place you’ve got.”

—Flannery O’Connor
—from Wise Blood

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    Wise words
    1399 days ago
    1399 days ago
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    "In yourself right now is all the place you've got." Very Zen. My daughter went to college in Milledgeville, GA - Birthplace of Flannery O'Connor. So many of our most insightful writers are from the Deep South....
    1399 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/13/2017 2:14:45 PM
    Lost? I would be in this book, but thanks for sharing.
    1399 days ago
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