The novelist Walker Percy (The Moviegoer, Lancelot) was born on this date in 1916.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Quote of the Day (Walker Percy, on His Hopes for Man and Himself)
“For what do I hope? Short-term goal: that man can survive himself long enough to explore the infinite potential of himself and the world around him. If he can last another fifty years, he might make it. Personal goal: to survive my own bad habits.”—Walker Percy, quoted by Robyn Leary, “Surviving His Own Bad Habits: A Previously Unpublished Interview with Walker Percy,” Doubletake Magazine, Winter 2000