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William Faulkner Quote: “It is my ambition to be, as a private individual, abolished and voided from history, leaving it markless.”
William Faulkner Quote: “She has had a hard life, but so does every woman.”
William Faulkner Quote: “Dalton Ames. Dalton Ames. Dalton Shirts. I thought all the time they were khaki, army issue khaki, until I saw they were of heavy Chinese silk or finest flannel because they made his face so brown his eyes so blue. Dalton Ames. It just missed gentility. Theatrical fixture. Just papier-mache, then touch. Oh. Asbestos. Not quite bronze.”
William Faulkner Quote: “But Uncle Gavin says it don’t take many words to tell the sum of any human experience; that somebody has already done it in eight: He was born, he suffered and he died.”
William Faulkner Quote: “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.”
William Faulkner Quote: “From time to time he would feel that acute surge go over him, like his blood was too hot all of a sudden, dying away into that warm unhappy feeling that fiddle music gave him.”
William Faulkner Quote: “I draw no petty social lines. A man to me is a man, wherever I find him.”
William Faulkner Quote: “You can be oblivious to the sound for a long while, then in a second of ticking it can create in the mind unbroken the long diminishing parade of time you didn’t hear.”
William Faulkner Quote: “Innocence is innocent not because it rejects but because it accepts; is innocent not because it is impervious and invulnerable to everything, but because it is capable of accepting anything and still remaining innocent; innocent because it foreknows all and therefore doesn’t have to fear and be afraid.”
William Faulkner Quote: “Pleasure, ecstasy, they cannot seem to bear: their escape from it is in violence, in drinking and fighting and apparently inescapable – -And so why should not their religion drive them to crucifixion of themselves and one another? he thinks.”
William Faulkner Quote: “The writer has three sources: imagination, observation, and experience.”
William Faulkner Quote: “But who knows why a man, though suffering, clings, above all the other well members, to the arm or leg which he knows must come off?”
William Faulkner Quote: “Ay, grief goes, fades; we know that–but ask the tear ducts if they have forgotten how to weep.”
William Faulkner Quote: “Some looked at him as they passed, at the man sitting quietly behind the wheel of a small car, with his invisible life ravelled out about him like a wornout sock.”
William Faulkner Quote: “They travelled crosstown now; the cab could rush fast down each block of the continuous alley, pausing only at the intersections where, to the right, canyonniched, the rumor of Grandlieu Street swelled and then faded in repetitive and indistinguishable turmoil, flicking on and past as though the cab ran along the rimless periphery of a ghostly wheel spoked with light and sound.”
William Faulkner Quote: “I am too old for this. I was born too old for it, and so I am sick to death for quiet.”
William Faulkner Quote: “Maybe times are never strange to women: it is just one continuous monotonous thing full of the repeated follies of their menfolks.”
William Faulkner Quote: “She forced herself once more to think of nothing, to keep her consciousness immersed, as a little dog that one keeps under water until he has stopped struggling.”
William Faulkner Quote: “The necessity of the idea creates its own style. The material itself dictates how it should be written.”
William Faulkner Quote: “I was a little crazy. You know how it is, how you want to rush into something you know is going to happen, no matter what it is. I guess lovers and suicides both know that feeling.”
William Faulkner Quote: “When folks wants a fellow, it’s best to wait till they sends for him, I’ve found.”
William Faulkner Quote: “I learned little save that most of the deeds, good and bad both, incurring opprobrium or plaudits or reward either, within the scope of man’s abilities, had already been performed and were to be learned about only from books.”
William Faulkner Quote: “And that wasn’t the first time it ever occurred to me that this world ain’t run like it ought to be run a heap of more times than what it is.”
William Faulkner Quote: “Yes, we laughed, because I have learned this at least during these four years, that it really requires an empty stomach to laugh with, that only when you are hungry or frightened do you extract some ultimate essence out of laughing just as the empty stomach extracts the ultimate essence out of alcohol.”
William Faulkner Quote: “Yes, urge I do: warped chrysalis of what blind perfect seed: for who shall say what gnarled forgotten root might not bloom yet with some globed concentrate more globed and concentrate and heady-perfect because the neglected root was planted warped and lay not dead but merely slept forgot?”
William Faulkner Quote: “Then it wasn’t and she was, and now it is and she wasn’t.”
William Faulkner Quote: “When he saw the River again he knew it at once. He should have; it was now ineradicably a part of his past, his life; it would be a part of what he would bequeath, if that were in store for him.”
William Faulkner Quote: “The street ran into Oklahoma and Missouri and as far south as Mexico and then back north to Chicago and Detroit and then back south again and at last to Mississippi. It was fifteen years long.”
William Faulkner Quote: “I write when I am inspired and I make sure I am inspired every day.”
William Faulkner Quote: “Let the past abolish the past when – and if – it can substitute something better.”
William Faulkner Quote: “It was like a meeting between two iron knights of the old time, not for material gain but for principle – honor denied with honor, courage denied with courage – the deed done not for the end but for the sake of the doing, put to the ultimate test and proving nothing save the finality of death and the vanity of all endeavor.”
William Faulkner Quote: “She accepted that – not reconciled: accepted – as though there is a breathing-point in outrage when you can accept it almost with gratitude since you can say to yourself, ’thank God, this is all; at least I now know all of it –.”
William Faulkner Quote: “A novelist is a failed short story writer, and a short story writer is a failed poet.”
William Faulkner Quote: “He turned into the road at that slow and ponderous gallop, the two of them, man and beast, leaning a little stiffly forward as though in some juggernautish simulation of terrific speed though the actual speed itself was absent, as if in that cold and implacable and undeviating conviction of both omnipotence and clairvoyance of which they both partook known destination and speed were not necessary.”
William Faulkner Quote: “She wasn’t born for this kind of life. You have to be born for this like you have to be born a butcher or a barber, I guess. Wouldn’t anybody be either of them just for money or fun.”
William Faulkner Quote: “When ideas come, I write them; when they don’t come, I don’t.”
William Faulkner Quote: “I don’t like the climate, the people, their way of life. Nothing ever happens and then one morning you wake up and find that you are 65.”
William Faulkner Quote: “Then that had passed. It was 1923 and I wrote a book and discovered that my doom, fate, was to keep on writing books: not for any exterior or ulterior purpose: just writing the books for the sake of writing the books;.”
William Faulkner Quote: “Meet Mrs. Bundren, he says.”
William Faulkner Quote: “He is thinking quietly: I should not have got out of the habit of prayer.”
William Faulkner Quote: “The quality an artist must have is objectivity in judging his work, plus the honesty and courage not to kid himself about it.”
William Faulkner Quote: “The writer’s only responsibility is to his art. He will be completely ruthless if he is a good one. He has a dream. It anguishes him so much he must get rid of it. He has no peace until then. 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.”
William Faulkner Quote: “The artists who want to be writers, read the reviews; the artists who want to write, don’t.”
William Faulkner Quote: “Marriage is long enough to have plenty of room for time behind it.”
William Faulkner Quote: “He’s crossed all the oceans all around the world.”
William Faulkner Quote: “Nowadays he drove the car into town to fetch his grandfather from habit alone, and though he still considered forty five miles an hour merely cruising speed, he no longer took cold and fiendish pleasure in turning curves on two wheels or in detaching mules from wagons by striking the whiffle-trees with his bumper in passing.”
William Faulkner Quote: “What sets a man writhing sleepless in bed at night is not having injured his fellow so much as having been wrong; the mere injury he can efface by destroying the victim and the witness but the mistake is his and that is one of his cats which he always prefers to choke to death with butter.”
William Faulkner Quote: “If somebody tole you, hit could be a lie. But if you dream hit, hit can’t be a lie case ain’t nobody there to tole hit to you.”
William Faulkner Quote: “El lenguaje es como la morfina.”
William Faulkner Quote: “I, the dreamer clinging yet to the dream as the patient clings to the last thin unbearable ecstatic instant of agony in order to sharpen the savor of the pain’s surcease, waking into the reality, the more than reality, not to the unchanged and unaltered old time but into a time altered to fit the dream which, conjunctive with the dreamer, becomes immolated and apotheosized.”
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