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The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter


by Carson McCullers

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Life, Consciousness, and Existence Quotes

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Quote #10

What did he understand? Nothing. Where was he headed? Nowhere. What did he want? To know. What? A meaning. Why? A riddle.

Broken pictures lay like a scattered jigsaw puzzle in his head. (2.8.92-93)

Each deep question Biff asks is met with… well, nothing much. This is a bleak moment for Biff, but we can all, on occasion, to relate to his purposelessness.

Quote #11

That was the way he was. Everything was either very right or very wrong – with no middle way. (2.9.52)

Harry's black and white morality seems to disturb Mick at times, which says a lot about her character. Mick is obsessed with music, which is very complex and has lots of nuance. The idea of a neatly divided world just doesn't make sense to her.

Quote #12

The emptiness in him hurt. He wanted to look neither backward nor forward. [...] Nothing had happened except that he had made a friend and had lost him. (3.2.53)

We're just going to come right out and say it. Jake's life has totally fallen apart. In this moment, he realizes that you can think, plan, and believe all you want, but when you lose someone you care for, those beliefs don't matter as much.

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