From Monday’s Boston Herald Letters to the Editor:
Margery Eagan reminds me of that character in Flannery O’Connor’s “Wise Blood,” an angry apostate hell-bent on starting a new church (“A hard pill for bishops to swallow,” Feb. 9). Eagan can’t comprehend why the church won’t change its teachings when 98 percent of women have used contraceptives . . .
– Bill Connolly, Newton
“That character” is the immortal Hazel Motes (as in, “And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?”).
Best ever quote from Hazel Motes: “Nobody with a good car needs to be justified.”
Then again, Bill Connolly already knew that.
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See here for the origins of the phrase “unsuspected depth”:
A great scene from a great movie.