Carson McCullers was a U.S. novelist, playwright, short story writer, poet and essayist, who lived in the 20th century and is known as a pioneer of the genre of literature now known as 'Southern Gothic'. She was born in the South of the United States and hence most of her stories had a Southern theme. McCullers wanted to study music but later on started off on a writing career while simultaneously working in odd jobs and going to the night classes at Columbia University in New York. Her first published work was the story ‘Wunderkid’ depicting McCullers’ own brush with music. McCullers had a relatively short writing career due to her untimely death at the age of 50 but by that time she had produced a lot of great work that earned her a lot of accolades. Some of her best known works include ‘Reflections of a Golden Eye’, ‘The Ballad of the Sad Café’, ‘The Member of the Wedding’ and ‘The Heart is a Lonely Hunter’ among others. She was an author who created a niche for herself in spite of the fact that some of her works received a lot of criticism from intellectuals. Her books, poems, essays and other writings have become popular quotations and are frequently quoted by people. A collection of sayings, thoughts and quotations by Carson McCullers on love, unrequited, longing, caring, reason, demonstrate, wandering, enlightenment, restlessness, sorrow, humanity, life, improvement and childhood.