Frases de Cormac McCarthy

1   0

Cormac McCarthy

Data de nascimento: 20. Julho 1933

Cormac McCarthy é um escritor norte-americano.

Na juventude serviu na Força Aérea dos Estados Unidos durante quatro anos, e estudou Artes na Universidade do Tennessee. É vencedor do National Book Award, do National Book Critics Circle Award e do Prémio Pulitzer de Ficção 2007.

Em 40 anos de carreira literária, produziu nove romances, entre eles Todos os Belos Cavalos, A Travessia e Cidade das Planícies, que o autor batizou de Trilogia da Fronteira. Onde os Velhos Não Têm Vez, lançado nos Estados Unidos em 2005, foi adaptado para o cinema pelos irmãos Joel e Ethan Coen, em seu filme No Country for Old Men, lançado em 2007 e vencedor do prêmio Oscar de melhor filme, em 2008. Avesso a entrevistas, Cormac McCarthy gosta de manter sua privacidade.

O escritor tem sido comparado nos últimos anos a outros grandes nomes do romance contemporâneo norte-americano, como Don Delillo, Philip Roth ou Thomas Pynchon.

No Brasil, McCarthy já foi publicado pela Editora Objetiva, pelo selo Alfaguara e pela Cia. das Letras, com os títulos Onde os Velhos Não Tem Vez, A Estrada, Meridiano de Sangue, Todos os Belos Cavalos, A Travessia e Cidade das Planícies.


„A vida é breve, e passar o tempo todo fazendo o que os outros querem que você faça não é o modo de vivê-la.“

„You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.“ No Country for Old Men


„You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.“ The Road

„Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.“ All the Pretty Horses

„Nobody wants to be here and nobody wants to leave.“ The Road

„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.“ The Road

„Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains. You could see them standing in the amber current where the white edges of their fins wimpled softly in the flow. They smelled of moss in your hand. Polished and muscular and torsional. On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps and mazes. Of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again. In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery.“ The Road

„Just remember that the things you put into your head are there forever, he said. You might want to think about that.
You forget some things, dont you?
Yes. You forget what you want to remember and you remember what you want to forget.“
The Road


„There is no God and we are his prophets.“ The Road

„He walked out in the gray light and stood and he saw for a brief moment the absolute truth of the world. The cold relentless circling of the intestate earth. Darkness implacable. The blind dogs of the sun in their running. The crushing black vacuum of the universe. And somewhere two hunted animals trembling like ground-foxes in their cover. Borrowed time and borrowed world and borrowed eyes with which to sorrow it.“ The Road

„Whatever in creation exists without my knowledge exists without my consent.“ Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

„You think when you wake up in the mornin yesterday don't count. But yesterday is all that does count. What else is there? Your life is made out of the days it’s made out of. Nothin else.“ No Country for Old Men


„Between the wish and the thing the world lies waiting.“ All the Pretty Horses

„What's the bravest thing you ever did?
He spat in the road a bloody phlegm. Getting up this morning, he said.“
The Road

„You have my whole heart. You always did.“ The Road

„If trouble comes when you least expect it then maybe the thing to do is to always expect it.“ The Road

Autores parecidos