Quotes by Cormac McCarthy

"You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from."

"You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget."

"Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real."

"Nobody wants to be here and nobody wants to leave."

"People were always getting ready for tomorrow. I didn't believe in that. Tomorrow wasn't getting ready for them. It didn't even know they were there."

Books by Cormac McCarthy

  • The Road
  • 749,980 ratings
  • October 2nd 2006 by Alfred A. Knopf

    (first published September 26th 2006)

  • Child of God
  • 41,074 ratings
  • June 29th 1993 by Vintage

    (first published January 1st 1973)

  • Suttree
  • 18,354 ratings
  • May 1992 by Vintage International

    (first published May 1979)

  • Outer Dark
  • 15,384 ratings
  • August 3rd 2007 by Picador USA

    (first published 1968)

Cormac McCarthy
  • Cormac McCarthy

  • Date of birth: July 20, 1933
  • Born: in Providence, Rhode Island, The United States.

  • Description: Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist and playwright. He has written ten novels in the Southern Gothic, western, and post-apocalyptic genres and has also written plays and screenplays. He received the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for The Road, and his 2005 novel No Country for Old Men was adapted as a 2007 film of the same name, which won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

    His earlier Blood Meridian (1985) was among Time Magazine's poll of 100 best English-language books published between 1925 and 2005 and he placed joint runner-up for a similar title in a poll taken in 2006 by The New York Times of the best American fiction published in the last 25 years. Literary critic Harold Bloom named him as one of the four major American novelists of his time, along with Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo, and Philip Roth. He is frequently compared by modern reviewers to William Faulkner.

    In 2009, Cormac McCarthy won the PEN/Saul Bellow Award, a lifetime achievement award given by the PEN American Center.