Cormac McCarthy Quotes
You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.
The truth about the world, he said, is that anything is possible.
If trouble has within it the makings of redemption, then I choose to believe that’s the hand we’ve been given.
The road reached forever. It was always evening and the light was golden and the sound of the cars in them and the voices of the children at play were as pleasant and a tonic as wine.
War is the ultimate failure of humanity.
You have to carry the fire.
There is no God and we are his prophets.
They rode on and the sun in the east flushed pale streaks of light and then a deeper run of color like blood seeping up in sudden reaches flaring planewise and where the earth drained up into the sky at the edge of creation the top of the sun rose out of nothing like the head of a great red phallus until it cleared the unseen rim and sat squat and pulsing and malevolent behind them.
You never know what’s coming for you.
I carry the fire so you don’t have to.
Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.
There is no hiding from the truth, no matter how much we may try.
In the end, it’s just the two of us left. How much further can we go?
Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.
When you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
Sometimes we have to choose between what is right and what is easy.
The only way out of the darkness is through it.
Don’t waste your time with explanations, people only hear what they want to hear.
Love is the conqueror of all things.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.
The future is unwritten, make it count.
We are all fools in love.
The destruction of one’s past is the liberation of one’s future.
Don’t forget who you are, even when you can’t remember anything else.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
You never know what’s behind a smile.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
In a world full of despair, we must still dare to dream.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.
Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.
The only way to do great work is to love what you do.
Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.
It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.
You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
The best revenge is massive success.
Tough times never last, but tough people do.
Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
The only thing standing between you and your goal is the story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.
Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.