Cormac McCarthy: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Cormac McCarthy Quotes 

Cormac McCarthy, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Cormac McCarthy quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Cormac McCarthy’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Cormac McCarthy made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favorites: 

About Cormac McCarthy

McCarthy is a novelist and playwright from the United States. He has written ten novels in the Southern Gothic, western, and post-apocalyptic genres, as well as plays and screenplays. In 2007, he received the Pulitzer Prize for The Road, and a film adaptation of his 2005 novel No Country for Old Men won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. His earlier Blood Meridian (1985) was among Time Magazine’s top 100 English-language books published between 1925 and 2005 and in a 2006 poll by The New York Times of the best American fiction published in the last 25 years, he placed joint runner-up for a similar title. He was named among the four major American novelists of his time by Harold Bloom, along with Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, and Philip Roth. Faulkner is frequently compared to him by modern reviewers. Cormac McCarthy won the PEN/Saul Bellow Award in 2009, the center’s lifetime achievement award.

Born: July 20, 1933, Providence, Rhode Island, The United States
Genre: Fiction

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Popular Quotes

“There is no God and we are his prophets.”
― Cormac McCarthy, The Road

 “He walked out in the gray light and stood and he saw for a brief moment the absolute truth of the world. The cold relentless circling of the intestate earth. Darkness implacable. The blind dogs of the sun in their running. The crushing black vacuum of the universe. And somewhere two hunted animals trembling like ground-foxes in their cover. Borrowed time and borrowed world and borrowed eyes with which to sorrow it.”
― Cormac McCarthy, The Road

“Just remember that the things you put into your head are there forever, he said. You might want to think about that.
You forget some things, dont you?
Yes. You forget what you want to remember and you remember what you want to forget.”
― Cormac McCarthy, The Road

 “You think when you wake up in the mornin yesterday don’t count. But yesterday is all that does count. What else is there? Your life is made out of the days it’s made out of. Nothin else.”
― Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men

 “People were always getting ready for tomorrow. I didn’t believe in that. Tomorrow wasn’t getting ready for them. It didn’t even know they were there.”
― Cormac McCarthy, The Road

 “You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.”
― Cormac McCarthy, The Road

“Whatever in creation exists without my knowledge exists without my consent.”
― Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

 “You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.”
― Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men

“Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.”
― Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

“Nobody wants to be here and nobody wants to leave.”
― Cormac McCarthy, The Road

10 Famous Quotes by Author Cormac McCarthy

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Cormac McCarthy quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Cormac McCarthy quote below and sharing our favorite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by Cormac McCarthy. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Cormac McCarthy quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Cormac McCarthy Quote 

“Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains. You could see them standing in the amber current where the white edges of their fins wimpled softly in the flow. They smelled of moss in your hand. Polished and muscular and torsional. On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps and mazes. Of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again. In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery.”
― Cormac McCarthy, The Road

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