Perspicacity Quotes

Quotes tagged as "perspicacity" (showing 1-5 of 5)
Susan Sontag
“A writer, I think, is someone who pays attention to the world."

[Speech upon being awarded the Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels (Peace Prize of the German Book Trade), Frankfurt Book Fair, October 12, 2003]”
Susan Sontag

Flannery O'Connor
“Our age not only does not have a very sharp eye for the almost imperceptible intrusions of grace, it no longer has much feeling for the nature of the violences which precede and follow them.”
Flannery O'Connor, Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose

Terry Pratchett
“That's Third Thoughts for you. When a huge rock is going to land on your head, they're the thoughts that think: Is that an igneous rock, such as granite, or is it sandstone?”
Terry Pratchett, Wintersmith

“Don't believe what you're told unless your mind
Confirms its truth: palm trunks, lofty as clouds,
Stay wood.”
Abu al-Ala al-Ma'arri, Birds Through a Ceiling of Alabaster: Three Abbasid Poets

James Baldwin
“One must be careful not to take refuge in any delusion.”
James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time