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William Faulkner Quotes


90 William Faulkner quotes:



"The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it."
"It's a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can't eat for eight hours; he can't drink for eight hours; he can't make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work."
"Well, between Scotch and nothin', I suppose I'd take Scotch. It's the nearest thing to good moonshine I can find."
"Unless you're ashamed of yourself now and then, you're not honest."
"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 music would have done better."
"Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain."
"This is a free country. Folks have a right to send me letters, and I have a right not to read them."
"Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders."
"If I were reincarnated, I'd want to come back a buzzard. Nothing hates him or envies him or wants him or needs him. He is never bothered or in danger, and he can eat anything."
"I never know what I think about something until I read what I've written on it."
"Facts and truth really don't have much to do with each other."
Author: Faulkner Quotes Category: American Novelist Quotes Facts Quotes
"A writer must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid."
"The scattered tea goes with the leaves and every day a sunset dies."
"I have found that the greatest help in meeting any problem is to know where you yourself stand. That is, to have in words what you believe and are acting from."
"Given a choice between grief and nothing, I'd choose grief."
"The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past."
"Man will not merely endure; he will prevail."
"An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn't know why they choose him and he's usually too busy to wonder why."
"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."
"Maybe the only thing worse than having to give gratitude constantly is having to accept it."



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