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

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

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

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

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

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

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The tools I need for my work are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey.
-William Faulkner

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

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

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

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

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Perhaps love cannot live anywhere but books.
– William Faulkner

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

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