"Writing a story or a novel is one way of discovering sequence in experience, of stumbling upon cause and effect in the happenings of a writer's own life."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Eudora Welty on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Eudora Welty on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Eudora Welty on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Eudora Welty on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Eudora Welty on Mark Twain
"Writing fiction has developed in me an abiding respect for the unknown in a human lifetime and a sense of where to look for the threads, how to follow, how to connect, find in the thick of the tangle what clear line persists."
"The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy."
"Through travel I first became aware of the outside world it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it."
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