"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."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Eudora Welty on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Eudora Welty on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Eudora Welty on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Eudora Welty on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Eudora Welty on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"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."