William Faulkner

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William Faulkner

No man can cause more grief than that one clinging blindly to the vices of his ancestors.More William Faulkner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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 [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A gentleman can live through anything.More William Faulkner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid.More William Faulkner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Others have done it before me. I can, too.More William Faulkner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
. . . and that sin and love and fear are just sounds that people who never sinned nor loved nor feared have for what they never had and cannot have until they forgot the words.More William Faulkner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I decline to accept the end of man.More William Faulkner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Perhaps they were right in putting love into books, . . . Perhaps it could not live anywhere else.More William Faulkner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction.More William Faulkner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.More William Faulkner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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 [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.More William Faulkner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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 [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home.More William Faulkner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I would say that music is the easiest means in which to express . . . but since words are my talent, I must try to express clumsily in words what the pure must would have done better.More William Faulkner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I believe that man will not merely endure. He will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.More William Faulkner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
This is a free country. Folks have a right to send me letters, and I have a right not to read them.More William Faulkner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The tools I need for my work are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey.More William Faulkner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Maybe the only thing worse than having to give gratitude constantly is having to accept it.More William Faulkner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A mule will labor ten years willingly and patiently for you, for the privilege of kicking you once.More William Faulkner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail.More William Faulkner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The last sound on the worthless earth will be two human beings trying to launch a homemade spaceship and already quarreling about where they are going next.More William Faulkner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.More William Faulkner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If I had not existed, someone else would have written me, Hemingway, Dostoevski, all of us.More William Faulkner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate; the Ode on a Grecian Urn is worth any number of old ladies.More William Faulkner [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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