24 Total Quotes

Eudora Welty Quotes

The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order: the continuous thread of revelation.
Eudora Welty
#Events

Writing fiction has developed in me an abiding respect for the unknown in a human lifetime and a sense of where to look for the threads, how to follow, how to connect, find in the thick of the tangle what clear line persists.
Eudora Welty
#American Author #Fiction

Never think you've seen the last of anything.
Eudora Welty
#American Author

Beware of a man with manners.
Eudora Welty
#American Author #Man

All serious daring starts from within.
Eudora Welty
#Risk

What I do in the writing of any character is to try to enter into the mind, heart and skin of a human being who is not myself. It is the act of a writer's imagination that I set the most high.
Eudora Welty
#Character

The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy.
Eudora Welty
#American Author

[As for her being a] Maiden Aunt, ... striking ability to charm the opposite sex.
Eudora Welty
#Ability

When I was a child and the snow fell, my mother always rushed to the kitchen and made snow ice cream and divinity fudge-egg whites, sugar and pecans, mostly. It was a lark then and I always associate divinity fudge with snowstorms.
Eudora Welty
#Mother

Writers and travelers are mesmerized alike by knowing of their destinations.
Eudora Welty
#American Author

Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it
Eudora Welty
#Travel

Writing a story or a novel is one way of discovering sequence in experience, of stumbling upon cause and effect in the happenings of a writer's own life.
Eudora Welty
#American Author

Integrity can be neither lost nor concealed nor faked nor quenched nor artificially come by nor outlived, nor, I believe, in the long run, denied
Eudora Welty
#Ethics

A sheltered life can be a daring life as well. For all serious daring starts from within.
Eudora Welty
#American Author

A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.
Eudora Welty
#American Author

It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming of themselves like grass.
Eudora Welty
#American Author

Greater than scene is situation. Greater than situation is implication. Greater than all of these is a single, entire human being, who will never be confined in any frame.
Eudora Welty
#American Author

I am a writer who came of a sheltered life. A sheltered life can be a daring life as well. For all serious daring starts from within.
Eudora Welty
#American Author

Relationship is a pervading and changing mystery... brutal or lovely, the mystery waits for people wherever they go, whatever extreme they run to.
Eudora Welty
#American Author

The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order the continuous thread of revelation.
Eudora Welty
#American Author

Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it.
Eudora Welty
#American Author

To imagine yourself inside another person... is what a storywriter does in every piece of work; it is his first step, and his last too, I suppose.
Eudora Welty
#American Author