The Sunset Limited

by Cormac McCarthy
United States
Born on 20 Jul 1933
Writer

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It is personal. That's what an education does. It makes the world personal.

The Sunset Limited
You give up the world line by line. Stoically. And then one day you realize that your courage is farcical. It doesn't mean anything. You've become an accomplice in your own annihilation and there is nothing you can do about it. Everything you do closes a door somewhere ahead of you. And finally there is only one door left.

The Sunset Limited
I got what I needed instead of what I wanted and that's just about the best kind of luck you can have.

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Cormac McCarthy

 

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