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Walker Percy
Born (1916-05-28)May 28, 1916
Birmingham, Alabama
Died May 10, 1990(1990-05-10) (aged 73)
Covington, Louisiana
Occupation Author
Period 1961–1990
Genre Philosophical novelist, Memoir, Essays
Literary movement Southern
Spouse Mary Bernice Townsend

We love those who know the worst of us and don't turn their faces away.
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
You can get all A's and still flunk life.
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
Since grief only aggravates your loss, grieve not for what is past.
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