Sunday, April 19, 2020

Thought for the Day

The artist himself always has to remember that what he is
 rearranging is nature, and that he has to know it and
 be able to describe it accurately in order to have
 the authority to rearrange it at will.
~ Flannery O'Connor

Quoted from Flannery O'Connor, "Writing Short Stories" in Mystery and Manners (FSG Classics, 1969), page 98. Published posthumously, this is a book of prose selected and edited by Sally and Robert Fitzgerald.

Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964), American Novelist, Story Writer, and Essayist

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