The Road by Cormac McCarthy

(New York: Knopf, 2006), 287

Notes Started: 2021-07-27

  • “If he’s not the word of God, God never spoke”
  • “...each the other’s world entire”
  • “Just remember, the things you put in your head are there forever”
  • “All of this like some ancient anointing. Evoke the forms. Where you have nothing else, construct ceremonies out of the air and breath upon them.”
  • “My job is to take care of you. I was appointed to do that by God.”
  • “We’re the good guys, and we’re carrying the fire.”
  • “This is what the good guys do. They keep trying. They don’t give up.” (137)
  • Old man: “Where men can’t live, gods fare no better”
  • “What you put in your head is there forever.”
  • the recovered sextant was “the first thing in a long time that stirred him”

Topic: Apocalyptic literature


Created: 2021-07-27-Tue
Updated: 2022-07-05-Tue