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Quoting the Bible, Prayers, Saints, and Other Notable Catholics

“…the truth shall make you odd..”

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“You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you odd.” – Flannery O’Conner

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4 thoughts on ““…the truth shall make you odd..”

  1. I wish people would give the origin of these quotes.

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    • You have a good point. It’s not easy finding the origins, but I’m going to start. I’m a grad student, I should know better. So many good quotes out there with no origin attached, and I’m eager to share. I’ve focused more on the words and at least putting a single name behind the words. But your comment has sparked an eagerness to cite the speech, letter, book, etc source of the quote. Thanks!

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    • By the way, I don’t know where exactly Flannery said these words, but I will find out. Or if you find something, let me know,and I’ll gladly add the source to the post.

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      • I spent a while looking for the source of this, without success. It is not mentioned in the Critical Companion, but I did find this line in her collected letters: “Some very odd people turn up hereabouts, usually hoping to find me as unconventional as themselves. However, as I am highly conventional, most of them go away.”

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