William Faulkner Quotes


90 William Faulkner quotes:



"Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain"
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"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"
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"A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction."
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"The artist is of no importance. Only what he creates is important, since there is nothing new to be said. Shakespeare, Balzac, Homer have all written about the same things, and if they had lived one thousand or two thousand years longer, the publishers wouldn't have needed anyone since."
"In my time I have seen truth that was anything under the sun but just, and I have seen justice using tools and instruments I wouldn't want to touch with a 10-foot fence rail."
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"The most beautiful description of a woman is by understatement"
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"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary"
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"My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky."
"I feel like a wet seed wild in the hot blind earth."
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"Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself."
"I'm inclined to think that a military background wouldn't hurt anyone."
"Everything goes by the board: honor, pride, decency to get the book written."
"The tools I need for my work are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey."
"The writer in America isn't part of the culture of this country. He's like a fine dog. People like him around, but he's of no use. . . ."
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". . . 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 . . ."
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"We have to start teaching ourselves not to be afraid"
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"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."
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"Only vegetables are happy"
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"I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail."
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"I've got to feel the pencil and see the words at the end of the pencil."
Author: Faulkner Quotes Category: Words Quotes



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