A collection of thoughts and quotes by Walker Percy on infidelity, life, women, wok, choice, recreation, politics, poetry, art, modernity, disappointment, society, nostalgia, technology, philosophy, confusion, adolescence and despair.
62 Insightful Quotes By Walker Percy, The Renowned American Novelist
Walker Percy was one of the most distinguished writers of the twentieth century. In his early life, Percy was saw the deaths of his immediate relatives and lived the life of an orphan kid. Percy lated received a medical degree from the Columbia University in New York. His career as an author began when he was rested with tuberculosis and started reading Soren Kierkegaard and Fyodor Dostoevsky. Percy’s thoughts, books, quotes, writings and novels were closely associated to the real world and the places he lived. His first novel, 'The Moviegoer’ bagged the National Book Award for Fiction in U.S. ‘The Last Gentleman’, ‘Love in the Ruins’, ‘Lancelot’, ‘The Second Coming’ and ‘The Thanatos Syndrome’ have been few of his notable books. He gained recognition for both his fiction and non-fiction works. His thoughts, quotations, sayings, work and writings revolved around exploring, ‘the dislocation of the man in Modern Age’. We have put together a collection of quotes from his life!
Why is it that one can look at a lion or a planet or an owl or at someone's finger as long as one pleases, but looking into the eyes of another person is, if prolonged past a second, a perilous affair?
I have observed that it is no longer possible for one young man to speak unwarily to another not known to him, except in certain sections of the South and West, and certainly not with a book in his hand.
Pascal told only half the story. He said man was a thinking reed. What man is, is a thinking reed and a walking genital.
Is all niceness then or is all buggery? How can a man be forty-five years old and still not know whether all is niceness or buggery? How does one know for sure?
Firing the sunset gun
But if there's nothing wrong with me, he thought, then there is something wrong with the world. And if there is nothing wrong with the world, then I have wasted my life and that is the worst mistake of all.