All the Pretty Horses

by Cormac McCarthy
United States
Born on 20 Jul 1933
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No creature can learn that which his heart has no shape to hold.

All the Pretty Horses
Ever dumb thing I ever done in my life there was a decision I made before that got me into it. It was never the dumb thing. It was always some choice I'd made before it.

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Because the question for me was always whether that shape we see in our lives was there from the beginning or whether these random events are only called a pattern after the fact. Because otherwise we are nothing.

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In the end we all come to be cured of our sentiments.

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The closest bonds we will ever know are bonds of grief. The deepest community one of sorrow.

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Scared money canít win and a worried man canít love.

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He said that those who have endured some misfortune will always be set apart but that it is just that misfortune which is their gift and which is their strength.

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Long before morning I knew that what I was seeking to discover was a thing I'd always known. That all courage was a form of constancy. That it is always himself that the coward abandoned first. After this all other betrayals come easily.

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I can normally tell how intelligent a man is by how stupid he thinks I am.

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There is no forgiveness. For women. A man may lose his honor and regain it again. But a woman cannot. She cannot.

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All the Pretty Horses

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