CORMAC MCCARTHY ALL THE PRETTY HORSES QUOTES

“Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.”

“Anything that doesn’t take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems worth doing.”

“The way we see things is affected by what we know or what we believe.”

“People always say the west was wild. The west was wicked, is what it was.”

“If there’s no one to object to what you do, then all the consequences are yours to bear.”

“When you have nothing else left, you have nothing left to lose.”

“Sometimes a man wants to be stupid if it lets him do a thing his cleverness forbids.”

“Sometimes your own actions can trap you in a life you didn’t choose.”

“The world I live in is wilder than any television show could ever be.”

“There’s a fine line between being a loner and being lonely.”

“You never know how things will turn out, but one thing you can always count on is that life will surprise you.”

“I wanted to be a part of something that was real. Something that mattered.”

“We are the product of our choices, for better or worse.”

“The past is always present. It defines who we are, whether we like it or not.”

“The moment you start thinking you have it all figured out, life will throw you a curveball.”

“You can’t ever find a place that’s nice and peaceful, because there isn’t any. You may think there is, but once you get there, when you’re not looking, somebody’ll sneak up and write “Fuck you” right under your nose.”

“To value a man by the way he handles himself in a confrontation is an empty gesture.”

“There is no divinity in a human being, only our actions can bring meaning to our existence.”

“Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to survive.”

“There is no such joy in the tavern as upon the road thereto.”

“In this world, a man can walk miles and find nothing but trouble, yet still there will be a truth waiting at the end of the journey.”

“It takes a great deal of courage to see the world in all its tainted glory and still love it.”

“You don’t see ghosts until you look in the mirror. There’s one ghost that’s been haunting me all my life and I can’t get rid of it.”

“Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt, use it – don’t cheat with it.”

“Do you ever think about dying?”

“Every goddamn day.”

“The closest bonds we will ever form are the ones that come from facing death together.”

“Being a man is not about where you come from, it’s about what you do with what life gives you.”

“Real courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to acknowledge it and push forward nonetheless.”

“The road is tough and relentless, but it’s the only way to get where you want to go.”

“The only thing you can rely on in this world is yourself and your own actions.”