"He thinks that Schiller and St Paul were just two Partisan Review editors."
"The Southern past, the Southern present, the Southern future became one of red clay pine barrens, of chain-gang camps, of housewives dressed in flour sacks who stare all day dully down into dirty sinks."
"One of the most obvious facts about grown-ups, to a child, is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child."
"It is better to entertain an idea than to take it home to live with you for the rest of your life."