Saturday, March 05, 2016

Hazel Motes

"... there are all kinds of truth, your truth and somebody else's, but behind all of them, there's only one truth and that is that there's no truth," he called. “No truth behind all truths is what I and this church preach! Where you come from is gone, where you are is no good unless you can get away from it. Where is there a place for you to be? No place

“Nothing outside you can give you any place,” he said. “You needn’t to look at the sky because it’s not going to open up and show no place behind it. You needn’t to search for any hole in the ground to look through into somewhere else. You can’t go neither forwards nor backwards into your daddy’s time nor your children’s if you have them. In yourself right now is all the place you’ve got.”

- Wise Blood, Flannery O'Connor