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Carson McCullers
(1917-1967) born on
Feb 19
US novelist, short-story writer. Her novels and stories that depict the inner lives of lonely people, e.g., "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter," 1940.
Our hunger for foreign places and new ways has been with us [Americans] almost like a national disease. Our literature is stamped with a quality of longing and unrest, and our writers have been great wanderers.

The mind is like a richly woven tapestry in which the colors are distilled from the experiences of the senses, and the design drawn from the convolutions of the intellect.
I live with the people I create and it has always made my essential loneliness less keen.
There's nothing that makes you so aware of the improvisation of human existence as a song unfinished. Or an old address book.
The writer by nature of his profession is a dreamer and a conscious dreamer. He must imagine, and imagination takes humility, love and great courage. How can you create a character without live and the struggle that goes with love?
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Look Homeward, Americans," in "Vogue," 1 Dec 1940.
R: "Reflections on a Golden Eye," 1941.
A: "The Square Root of Wonderful," 1958.
N: Ferris, in "The Sojourner," in "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe," 1951.
K: In "The Last Word - A Treasury of Women's Quotes," by Carolyn Warner, 1992.

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