William Faulkner quotes

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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.
[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.
One of the saddest things is that the only thing that a man can do for eight hours a day, day after day, is work. You can't eat ei ...
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 bo ...
If we Americans are to survive it will have to be because we choose and elect and defend to be first of all Americans; to present ...
No one is without Christianity, if we agree on what we mean by that word. It is every individual's individual code of behavior by ...
All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
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 writ ...
My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky.
The artist is of no importance. Only what he creates is important, since there is nothing new to be said. Shakespeare, Balzac, Hom ...
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