Quotes by William Faulkner

The past is not dead. In fact, it’s not even past.
– William Faulkner

And he was not old enough to talk and say nothing at the same time.
– William Faulkner

The salvation of the world is in man’s suffering.
-William Faulkner

We have all heard what we wanted to hear! Truth that sounds right to our ears!
– William Faulkner

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

Love in the young requires as little of hope as of desire to feed upon.
– William Faulkner

Poets are almost always wrong about facts. That’s because they are not really interested in facts: only in truth.
– William Faulkner

Facts and truth really don’t have much to do with each other.
– William Faulkner

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

 

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

Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything good.
– William Faulkner

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

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

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

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

We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.
– William Faulkner

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

Perhaps love cannot live anywhere but books.
– William Faulkner

Everyone in the South has no time for reading because they are all too busy writing.
– William Faulkner

The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
– William Faulkner

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