Quotes by William Faulkner

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

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.
– William Faulkner

Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.
– William Faulkner

Maybe the only thing worse than having to give gratitude constantly is having to accept it.
– William Faulkner

Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.
– William Faulkner

War and drink are the two things man is never too poor to buy.
– William Faulkner

I am not one of those women who can stand things.
– William Faulkner

Marriage is long enough to have plenty of room for time behind it.
– William Faulkner

I’m bad and I’m going to hell, and I don’t care. I’d rather be in hell than anywhere where you are.
– William Faulkner

Making or getting money is a kind of game where there are not any rules at all.
– William Faulkner

I say money has no value; it’s just the way you spend it.
– William Faulkner

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
– William Faulkner

The reason you will not say it is, when you say it, even to yourself, you will know it is true.
– William Faulkner

She was the captain of her soul.
– William Faulkner

We have to start teaching ourselves not to be afraid.
– William Faulkner

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