William Faulkner Quotes

90 William Faulkner quotes:

"The salvation of the world is in man's suffering"
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"I have found that the greatest help in meeting any problem with decency and selfrespect and whatever courage is demanded, is to know where you yourself stand. That is, to have in words what you believe and are acting from."
"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."
Author: Faulkner Quotes Category: Man Quotes
"I'm a failed poet. Maybe every novelist wants to write poetry first, finds he can't and then tries the short story which is the most demanding form after poetry. And failing at that, only then does he take up novel writing."
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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
"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary"
Author: Faulkner Quotes Category: Words Quotes
"The most beautiful description of a woman is by understatement"
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"The writer's only responsibility is to his art. He will be completely ruthless if he is a good one. He has a dream. Everything goes by the board: honor, pride, decency, security, happiness, all, to get the book written. 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."
"I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail."
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"Between pain and nothing, I choose pain"
Author: Faulkner Quotes Category: Pain Quotes

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