William Faulkner

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William Faulkner

William Faulkner

A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction.More William Faulkner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is something about jumping a horse over a fence, something that makes you feel good. Perhaps it's the risk, the gamble. In any event it's a thing I need.More William Faulkner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail.More William Faulkner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Facts and truth really don't have much to do with each other.More William Faulkner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
People need trouble -- a little frustration to sharpen the spirit on, toughen it. Artists do; I don't mean you need to live in a rat hole or gutter, but you have to learn fortitude, endurance. Only vegetables are happy.More William Faulkner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.More William Faulkner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.More William Faulkner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.More William Faulkner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race or color is like living in Alaska and being against snow.More William Faulkner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. -William Faulkner.More William Faulkner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The salvation of the world is in man's suffering.More William Faulkner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.More William Faulkner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
. . .in August in Mississippi there’s a few days somewhere about the middle of the month when suddenly there’s a foretaste of fall, it’s cool, there’s a lambence, a soft, a luminous quality to the light, as though it came not from just today but from back in the old classic times. It might have fauns and satyrs and the gods and---from Greece, from Olympus in it somewhere. It lasts just for a day or two, then it’s gone. . .the title reminded me of that time, of a luminosity older than our Christian civilizatioMore William Faulkner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Well, Bud," he said, looking at me, "I'll be damned if you don't go to a lot of trouble to have your fun. Kidnapping, then fighting. What do you do on your holidays? Burn houses?More William Faulkner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is just dawn, daylight: that gray and lonely suspension filled with the peaceful and tentative waking of birds. The air, inbreathed, is like spring water. He breathes deep and slow, feeling with each breath himself diffuse in the natural grayness, becoming one with loneliness and quiet that has never known fury or despair. "That was all I wanted," he thinks, in a quiet and slow amazement. "That was all, for thirty years. That didn't seem to be a whole lot to ask in thirty years.More William Faulkner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In a strange room you must empty yourself for sleep. And before you are emptied for sleep, what are you. And when you are emptied for sleep, what are you. And when you are emptied for sleep you are not. And when you are filled with sleep, you never were. I don't know what I am. I don't know if I am or not.More William Faulkner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When I was a boy I first learned how much better water tastes when it has set a while in a cedar bucket. Warmish-cool, with a faint taste like the hot July wind in Cedar trees smells.More William Faulkner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Time is a fluid condition which has no existence except in the momentary avatars of individual people. There is no such thing as was - only is.More William Faulkner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't suppose anybody ever deliberately listens to a watch or a clock. You don't have to. You can be oblivious to the sound for a long while, then in a second of ticking it can create in the mind unbroken the long diminishing parade of time you didn't hear.More William Faulkner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Maybe the only thing worse than having to give gratitude constantlyall the time, is having to accept it.More William Faulkner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Be scared. You can't help that. But don't be afraid. Ain't nothing in the woods going to hurt you unless you corner it, or it smells that you are afraid. A bear or a deer, too, has got to be scared of a coward the same as a brave man has got to be.More William Faulkner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
You must always know the past, for there is no real Was, there is only Is.More William Faulkner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail.More William Faulkner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.More William Faulkner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no such thing as a bad whisky. Some whiskies just happen to be better than others.More William Faulkner [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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