Quotes by William Faulkner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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