Quote for the Day

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"I have found, in short, from reading my own writing, that my subject in fiction is the action of grace in territory largely held by the devil. I have also found that what I write is largely read by an audience which puts little stock either in grace or the devil.

You discover your audience at the same time and in the same way that you discover your subject, but it is an added blow," - Flannery O'Connor, "In the Devil's Territory," 1961, collected in "Spiritual Writings."

(Photo of the barn on Flannery O'Connor's Milledgeville farm by Patrick Davie.)