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William Faulkner quotes (11)
The salvation of the world is in mans suffering.
William Faulkner Category: Suffer
The aim of every artist is to arrest motion which is life by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later when a stranger looks at it it moves again since it is life.
William Faulkner Category: Art
Really the writer doesnt want success.... He knows he has a short span of life that the day will come when he must pass through the wall of oblivion and he wants to leave a scratch on that wall Kilroy was here that somebody a hundred or a thousand years later will see.
William Faulkner Category: Writing
I decline to accept the end of man. It is easy enough to say that man is immortal simply because he will endure: that when the last ding-dong of doom has clanged and faded from the last worthless rock hanging tideless in the last red and dying evening th
William Faulkner Category: Man
The writers 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 Category: Unsorted
Be scared. You cant help that. But don't be afraid. Aint nothing in the woods going to hurt you unless you corner it or it smells that you are afraid. A bear or a deer too has got to be scared of a coward the same as a brave man has got to be.
William Faulkner Category: Afraid
Tomorrow night is nothing but one long sleepless wrestle with yesterdays omissions and regrets.
William Faulkner Category: Night
Time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.
William Faulkner Category: Time
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.
William Faulkner Category: Color
I believe that man not merely endure: he will prevail.
William Faulkner Category: Compassion
The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
William Faulkner Category: Dream