Quotes by William Faulkner

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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.
- William Faulkner

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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

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

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

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She was the captain of her soul.
- William Faulkner

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

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

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A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others.
- William Faulkner

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

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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

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Dreams have only one owner at a time. That’s why dreamers are lonely.
- William Faulkner

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Most men are a little better than their circumstances give them a chance to be.
- William Faulkner

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Writing is one-third imagination, one-third experience, and one third observation.
- William Faulkner

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

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

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

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Between grief and nothing, I will take grief.
- William Faulkner

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Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.
- William Faulkner

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I never know what I think about something until I read what I’ve written on it.
- William Faulkner

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In writing, you must kill all your darlings.
- William Faulkner

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Your illusions are a part of you like your bones and flesh and memory.
- William Faulkner

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Don’t be ‘a writer’. Be writing.
- William Faulkner

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She loved him not only in spite of but because he himself was incapable of love.
- William Faulkner

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Perhaps they were right putting love into books. Perhaps it could not live anywhere else.
- William Faulkner

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

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