Sunday, September 24, 2006

Some Observations . . .

from Dr. Percy:

"If there is such a thing as a Southern way of life, part of it has to do with not speaking of it."--The Thanatos Syndrome, 1987.

"There is one sure cure for cosmic explorations, grandiose ideas about God, man, death, suicide, and such -- and that is nausea. I defy a man afflicted with nausea to give a single thought to these vast subjects."

"What do you do if you can't stand people yet need a person?"-- The Second Coming, 1980.

"Here is an incidental discovery: If you tell somebody what to do, they will do it. All you have to do is know what to do. Because nobody else knows."--Lancelot, 1977.

"I do believe the South has produced more high-minded women, women of universal sentiments, than any other section of the country except possibly New England in the last century. Of my six living aunts, five are women of the loftiest theosophical panBrahman sentiments. The sixth is still a Presbyterian."-- The Moviegoer, 1961.

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