Walker Percy Quotes

Walker Percy (1916 – 1990) was an American author who is known for his philosophical novels set in and around New Orleans. In 1941, he received a medical degree from Columbia University in New York City. Soon after that, he contracted tuberculosis and spent several years recuperating. During that time, he read the works of the Danish existentialist writer Soren Kierkegaard and the Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky, inspiring him to become a writer. His first novel, The Moviegoer, won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction in 1962. Over the course of 26 years, Percy published six novels and two collections of nonfiction.

One Journey Quotations

Quotes by Walker Percy…

The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair.

Walker Percy (1916 – 1990)