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Letter "W" » William Faulkner Quotes
«. . . and that sin and love and fear are just sounds that people who never sinned nor loved nor feared have for what they never had and cannot have until they forgot the words . . .»
«I feel like a wet seed wild in the hot blind earth.»
«Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain»
«The young man or woman writing today has forgotten the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself which alone can make good writing because only that is worth writing about, worth the agony and the sweat.»
«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.»
«Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.»
«Pointless. . . . Like giving caviar to an elephant.»
«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.»
«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.»
Author: William Faulkner
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