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The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his
own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be
onto something is to be in despair.
– Walker Percy

As for hobbies, people with stimulating hobbies suffer from the most noxious of despairs since
they are tranquilized in their despair.
– Walker Percy

Why is it that one can look at a lion or a planet or an owl or at someone’s finger as long as
one pleases, but looking into the eyes of another person is, if prolonged past a second, a
perilous affair?
– Walker Percy

Hatred strikes me as one of the few signs of life remaining in the world. This is another thing
about the world which is upsidedown: All the friendly and likable people seem dead to me;
only the haters seem alive.
– Walker Percy

Before, I wandered as a diversion. Now I wander seriously and sit and read as a diversion.
– Walker Percy

School is disappointing. If science is exciting and art is exhilarating, the schools and universities
have achieved the not inconsiderable feat of rendering both dull. As every scientist and poet
knows, one discovers both vocations in spite of, not because of, school. It takes years to
recover from the stupor of being taught Shakespeare in English Lit and Wheatstone’s bridge in
– Walker Percy

The enduring is something which must be accounted for. One cannot simply shrug it off.
– Walker Percy

Why did God make women so beautiful and man with such a loving heart?
– Walker Percy

Why is there such a gap between nonspeaking animals and speaking man, when there is no
other such gap in nature?
– Walker Percy

You live in a deranged age, more deranged that usual, because in spite of great scientific and
technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing.
– Walker Percy

You can get all A’s and still flunk life.
– Walker Percy

Why it is that of all the billions and billions of strange objects in the Cosmos – novas, quasars,
pulsars, black holes – you are beyond doubt the strangest?
– Walker Percy


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