Thursday, June 30, 2011

Quote of the Week - The Cost

"Push back against the age as hard as it pushes against you. What people don't realize is how much religion costs. They think faith is a big electric blanket, when of course it is the cross"

       -from The Habit of Being: The Letters of Flannery O'Connor

9 comments:

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I love The Habit of Being. It's a fascinating look into one writer's life and thinking--and you realize that for all her humor and absurdities, Flannery O. was a very serious person indeed.

xofrances

Pom Pom said...

Fantastic! Must find FC's The Habit of Being.

Jeannette said...

ah.....thank you....stand , walk, push...
do it again.

magsmcc said...

I love this- it's got to be the biggest issue outside of the classroom with kids at school. Will look out for the book.

Anita said...

Love this quote. Now I want to read the book. Thank you, Gretchen Joanna.

wayside wanderer said...

The cross. That says it all. I need to get this book. I recently reread a couple of stories from A Good Man is Hard to Find. I don't always get her stories but I really want to.

Janet said...

What tangy food for thought. What will it mean to "push back" today, I wonder...

Gumbo Lily said...

I do not know Flannery O' but I'm interested now. Great quote.

h west said...

I totally dig Flannery O'Connor and I have not read this. It's going on the list! Great quote!