William Faulkner

William Faulkner

American writer

Lived from: 1897-1962

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: William Faulkner

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    The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
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    Maybe the only thing worse than having to give gratitude constantly is having to accept it.
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    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.
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    A mule will labor ten years willingly and patiently for you, for the privilege of kicking you once.
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    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.
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    An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn't know why they choose him and he's usually too busy to wonder why.
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    Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
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    Facts and truth really don't have much to do with each other.
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    I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail.
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    I never know what I think about something until I read what I've written on it.
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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.
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    If I had not existed, someone else would have written me, Hemingway, Dostoevski, all of us.
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    My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky.
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    Read, read, read. Read everything - trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write. If it is good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out the window.
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    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.
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