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William Faulkner
William Faulkner
(1897 - 1962)
American author and Nobel Prize winner.
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Too much happens ... Man performs, engenders so much more than he can or should have to bear. That's how he finds that he can bear anything.
- William Faulkner | Adversity Quotes
An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn't know why they choose him and he's usually too busy to wonder why.
- William Faulkner | Creation and Creativity Quotes
I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.
- William Faulkner | Homo Sapiens Quotes
The Swiss are not a people so much as a neat, clean, quite solvent business.
The ideal woman which is in every man's mind is evoked by a word or phrase or the shape of her wrist, her hand. The most beautiful description of a woman is by understatement. Remember, all Tolstoy ever said to describe Anna Karenina was that she was beautiful and could see in the dark like a cat. Every man has a different idea of what's beautiful, and it's best to take the gesture, the shadow of the branch, and let the mind create the tree.
- William Faulkner | Women Quotes
One of the saddest things is, the only thing a man can do for 8 hours a day, day after day, is work. You can't eat 8 hours a day nor drink for 8 hours a day, nor make love for 8 hours.
- William Faulkner | Work Quotes
When ideas come, I write them; when they don't come, I don't.
- William Faulkner | Simplicity Quotes
Time is a fluid condition which has no existence except in the momentary avatars of individual people.
- William Faulkner | One Day Quotes
The past is never dead-it is not even past.
- William Faulkner | The Past Quotes
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner | Right Quotes
Fear is the most damnable, damaging thing to human personality in the whole world.
- William Faulkner | Fear Quotes
We have to start teaching ourselves not to be afraid.
- William Faulkner | Anxiety about the Future Quotes
Man performs and engenders so much more than he can or should have to bear. That's how he finds that he can bear anything.
- William Faulkner | Courage Quotes
All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection.
- William Faulkner | Perfection Quotes
All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection.
- William Faulkner | Failures and Mistakes Quotes
I decline to accept the end of men... I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.
- William Faulkner | Man Quotes


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