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There is no excuse for anyone to write fiction for public consumption unless he has been called to do so by the presence of a gift. It is the nature of fiction not to be good for much unless it is good in itself.


Flannery O'Connor

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SINEAD O'CONNOR
As long as the house of The Holy Spirit remains a haven for criminals the reputation of the church w...
SINEAD O'CONNOR
To say what you feel is to dig your own grave.
SINEAD O'CONNOR
People who express suicidal feelings are least likely to act on them.
SINEAD O'CONNOR
I don't feel like me unless I have my hair shaved. So even when I'm an old lady, I'm goi...
SINEAD O'CONNOR
When you live with the Devil you learn there's a God very quickly.
SINEAD O'CONNOR
Anything is possible with laughter. If you can laugh out loud, especially at a life of mistakes, you...
JULIEANNE O'CONNOR
When you make an embarrassing mistake, learn to let the memories be enough to let you laugh about it...
JULIEANNE O'CONNOR
Choose your path or others may choose it for you.
JULIEANNE O'CONNOR
Stand strong in your value. That starts by knowing your value.
JULIEANNE O'CONNOR
a grin that wasn't natural, and that combined in a strange way affection and arrogance, the arroganc...
FRANK O'CONNOR
You are not for everybody, but you are for somebody.
JULIEANNE O'CONNOR
Even a true artist does not always produce art.
CARROLL O'CONNOR
Not all celebrities are dunces.
CARROLL O'CONNOR
Half the pictures directed by men of reputation fail.
CARROLL O'CONNOR
All in the Family was intellectual; it was art.
CARROLL O'CONNOR
I have heard show business characterized as a refuge for childlike persons in flight from all things...
CARROLL O'CONNOR
Millions of people thought Archie was a happy hero.
CARROLL O'CONNOR
It's not about hiding your imperfections on a shoot; it's about embracing them and being una...
ERIN O'CONNOR
I'm utterly androgynous, and I truly love it. It's been part of my identity for so long. I&#...
ERIN O'CONNOR
Caution is the key to safe cycling. I'm aware that cars are bigger than me, but I feel quite saf...
ERIN O'CONNOR
Cycling is a great way to learn about your city. I love being outdoors, especially in good weather, ...
ERIN O'CONNOR
It makes me cross when I hear people say, 'It's so last season.' I always say, 'It&#...
ERIN O'CONNOR
Life is surreal. When you step back and really take a look at it, the irony is absolute.
JULIEANNE O'CONNOR
There will be a time when love is beautiful and passionate and nothing else will exist but you and t...
JULIEANNE O'CONNOR
In a world full of oddities, it’s how you outdo yourself within your own schizophrenia of abnormal...
JULIEANNE O'CONNOR
People always complain, 'you never invited me to your wedding', but I prefer casual weddings...
SINEAD O'CONNOR
I've been married three times, really I should only have been married once.
SINEAD O'CONNOR
There's nothing in the recent past I want to write about.
SINEAD O'CONNOR
My creative process is quite slow. I hear melodies in my head while I'm washing the dishes and I...
SINEAD O'CONNOR
Nobody gets between me and my microphone.
SINEAD O'CONNOR
When you get clear on your own boundaries, you will find it easy to decide what you're willing to ac...
JULIEANNE O'CONNOR
Sometimes you have to "play the part" to become the part.
JULIEANNE O'CONNOR
Nations have come under the control of haters and fools.
CARROLL O'CONNOR
One irreducible residual of 38 years in the business is the number of lasting, loving friendships I ...
CARROLL O'CONNOR
I do talk less now because the sound of my voice saying over and over the things I said years ago em...
CARROLL O'CONNOR
Both my brothers became physicians and I, of course, wandered into a business where the undiscipline...
CARROLL O'CONNOR
It was a lack of system that made the '30s Depression as inevitable as all others previously suf...
CARROLL O'CONNOR
It seems that entertainment is what most excites us and what we value above everything else.
CARROLL O'CONNOR
I hate pride, but if I were going to be proud of anything it would have to be something I'd done...
CARROLL O'CONNOR
I am rubbish at the gym. I prefer to exercise by moving around - it doesn't matter whether I am ...
ERIN O'CONNOR
I lead a very busy life and don't have a lot of time, so my skincare needs to be easy and portab...
ERIN O'CONNOR
They had no previous connection whatever with Connemara; but they saw connections where others who s...
JOSEPH O'CONNOR
Breaking, in modern psychology, 'learned helplessness.' This is where you crush an animal's desire t...
REBECCA K. O'CONNOR
The freedom to criticize judges and other public officials is necessary to a vibrant democracy.
SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR
I care very much about women and their progress. I didn't go march in the streets, but when I wa...
SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR
Yes, I will bring the understanding of a woman to the Court, but I doubt that alone will affect my d...
SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR
We don't accomplish anything in this world alone... and whatever happens is the result of the wh...
SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR
Apparently a great many people have forgotten that the framers of our Constitution went to such grea...
SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR