American Novelist Quotes


2167 American Novelist quotes:



"My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky."
"A gentleman can live through anything."
"Our house is made of glass... and our lives are made of glass; and there is nothing we can do to protect ourselves."
"Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain."
"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."
"The artist doesn't have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don't have the time to read reviews."
"A man's moral conscience is the curse he had to accept from the gods in order to gain from them the right to dream."
"This is a free country. Folks have a right to send me letters, and I have a right not to read them."
"A mule will labor ten years willingly and patiently for you, for the privilege of kicking you once."
"Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself."
"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."
"I feel like a wet seed wild in the hot blind earth."
Author: Faulkner Quotes Category: American Novelist Quotes Earth Quotes
"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."
"Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself."
"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."


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