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Carson Mccullers Quotes

(1917-1967), American Author

There's nothing that makes you so aware of the improvisation of human existence as a song unfinished. Or an old address book.

Category: Existence

All men are lonely. But sometimes it seems to me that we Americans are the loneliest of all. Our hunger for foreign places and new ways has been with us almost like a national disease. Our literature is stamped with a quality of longing and unrest, and our writers have been great wanderers.

Category: Loneliness

It is a curious emotion, this certain homesickness I have in mind. With Americans, it is a national trait, as native to us as the roller-coaster or the jukebox. It is no simple longing for the home town or country of our birth. The emotion is Janus-faced: we are torn between a nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.

Category: Nostalgia

While time, the endless idiot, runs screaming round the world.

Category: Time And Time Management